2018 Alaska Native Studies Conference Call for Proposals

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


Conference Information

Keynote speakers:    

Liz Medicine-Crow (Haida/Tlingit)

Thomas Michael Swensen (Alutiiq)




Pre-Conference (April 13, 2018): 


Conference (April 14 & 15, 2018): 



You must register in order to attend

Students & Elders (62+):

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