Alaska Native Studies Conference

Alaska Native Studies Conference

Alaska attracts foreign and native students by the quality of education and the opportunity to gain a foothold in a healthy, economically developed state. Many local universities are well-known to everyone, and a diploma from Juneau Alaska college will impress any employer. The effectiveness of the American management system is known throughout the world. This is the result of proper, high-quality education in Alaska. 

Best colleges in Alaska

US universities have a somewhat original attitude to the enrollment of applicants. The student must not only have the necessary knowledge but also psychologically correspond to a specific type of personality. Also, the university often requires students with particular skills, for example, musically or sportingly gifted.

Therefore, the more various diplomas, certificates, or cups you have, the higher your chances of admission to the university are. 

The list of the best colleges in Alaska is as follows:

Four-year Institutions

  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks
  • University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau
  • Alaska Bible College, Glennallen
  • Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage
  • Wayland Baptist University, Anchorage
  • Saint Herman Theological Seminary, Kodiak

It is impossible not to see the objective benefits of studying in Alaska. The most notable is the ratings of local universities. Unsurprisingly, US universities take leading positions in all world rankings.

For many, most importantly, there are enormous job opportunities in Alaska (and outside the state) for graduates of local universities (after receiving undergraduate and/or graduate degrees). 

What is more, there are direct and close ties of most US universities and colleges with employers: this opens up opportunities for free and paid internships during study and employment after graduation. For instance, many graduates and teachers of Alaska university work in a college paper service. So if you dream of working among the best college paper writers, you should consider this institution.

Another feature of the Alaska education system is its flexibility, especially the flexibility of higher education, which allows any student to choose a training program that matches their level, including organizing a transfer based on passed subjects (credits).

Formats include, but are not limited to:

  • individual papers (20 minutes)
  • panels (3-4 participants, 90 minutes)
  • roundtables (3-5 participants, 90 minutes)
  • poster presentations
  • alternative formats (workshops, performances, film, media, 30 minutes)

Please send proposal submissions in digital format by January 15, 2014, and include the following:

  • a paragraph describing the panel theme and/or title or presentation;
  • the format (individual paper, roundtable, panel, performance, etc.);
  • name(s) and address and email contact information of presenter(s)

Additional Dates & Information:

Proposal notifications/acceptances will be sent out by February 1, 2014.
The preliminary program will be posted by March 1, 2014.
Pre-egistration will end March 1, 2014 (check the conference website for registration and updates).

Papers accepted for the conference will be considered for publication in the second volume of the Alaska Native Studies Journal, edited by the Alaska Native Studies Conference Program Committee.  This journal will present the diversity of Alaska Native Studies research and activism being carried out within and across a range of disciplines.

Awards (please submit a one-page nomination):

Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Indigenous Scholar Award: in recognition of articulating the significance of Indigenous knowledge systems, ways of knowing, and world-views in the contemporary world.

Erma Lawrence Alaska Native Language Advocacy Award: in recognition of advocating for the strength and resurgence of Alaska Native languages in our communities, organizations, and homes.

Robert Zuboff Cultural Treasure Award: in recognition of an elderʼs efforts to link the ancestral thought world, stories, and language into education systems and making Alaska Native knowledge an integral part of learning.

Peter Simpson Advocacy & Public Service Award: in recognition of fighting for civil rights, equality, and systems that are governed by and for Alaska Native people in government, education, and the community.

Program Committee:

  • Lance Twitchell (Tlingit/Haida/Yup’ik), UAS Beth Leonard (Athabascan), UAF
  • Ernestine Hayes (Tlingit), UAS Maria Williams (Tlingit), UAA
  • Alberta Jones (Alutiiq/Tsimshian), UAS Sharon Lind (Aleut/Unangan), UAA
  • April G.L. Counceller (Alutiiq), UAA Kodiak College