Dáng ḵats'áas eehl díi gudangáay 'láagang.
I'm happy you have come/come in. [Haida]

Haa yoo x̱ʼatángi haa latseeníx̱ gux̱satée.
Our language will become our strength. [Tlingit]

Ła gwelga la̱k! La̱mgism, la̱mgism, ła gwelga la̱k!
The fire is burning, warm yourselves, warm yourselves, the fire is burning! [Tsimshian]

Welcome to the 2018 Alaska Native Studies Conference

For a PDF of the schedule, click below:





1st Pick up for ANSC Meeting at 8:00 a.m. at Four Seasons and stop and pick up more passengers at Aspen Hotel at 8:15 a.m. and deliver to UAS Egan Building by 8:30 start time.

2nd Pick up for Breakout Sessions at 9:30 a.m. at Four Seasons and stop and pick up more passengers at Aspen Hotel at 9:45 a.m. and deliver to UAS Egan Building by 10:00 for coffee and continental breakfast. Breakout sessions start at 10:30.

Pick up outside UAS Egan Building starting at 5:00 p.m. and return to their hotels (Four Seasons or Aspen Hotel).

For posters of the activities of the day, click on the images below.


Keynote speakers:    

Liz Medicine-Crow (Haida/Tlingit)

Thomas Michael Swensen (Alutiiq)




Pre-Conference (April 13, 2018): 


Conference (April 14 & 15, 2018): 


Students & Elders (62+):

Free (Must bring ID to registration pick-up to verify age/students)


2018 Alaska Native Studies Conference


Past, Present, Future—Working Together

The Alaska Native Studies Council invites submissions from all fields related to Indigenous and Alaska Native Studies, especially those that focus on the conference theme. This conference invites practitioners and researchers to share and strategize initiatives for moving our communities forward.

Scholars, teachers, artists, researchers, students, Elders, and practitioners from all fields and disciplines are invited to submit proposals that address a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Northwest Coast Visual Arts
  • Alaska Native Literary Arts
  • Alaska Native Education
  • Indigenizing and Decolonizing the Academy
  • Indigenous Oral Literatures
  • Indigenous Science, Math, and Technologies
  • Alaska Native Leadership, Jurisdiction, and Sovereignty
  • Cultural Resilience and Repair Across Generations

Formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Ÿ  individual papers (20 minutes)
  • Ÿ  panels (3-4 participants, 90 minutes)
  • Ÿ  roundtables (3-5 participants 90 minutes)
  • Ÿ  poster presentations
  • Ÿ  alternative formats (performances, film, media, workshops)

Please note: All presenters who are accepted to the Program must register for the Conference