What does it mean to be an Alaskan today?
Alaska Native Languages and Studies at UAS examines three primary components of modern and historical Alaska Native life: Language, Art, and Society.
Alaska Native Languages focuses on language revitalization through learning, documentation and community activities.
The focus in Art includes Northwest Coast formline design, carving, weaving, and textiles.
Society looks at all the things that make up Alaska Native cultures and organizations From historical migration patterns to contact with other cultures, and from land claim agreements to modern day tribes, ANCSA corporations, consortia, and civil rights organization.
Examine modern and historical material from diverse perspective, Seek an understanding of what it means to live in Alaska today,Connect with the lands, languages, and peoples of Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Native Studies Conference will be held on the UAS Juneau Campus March 14-17, 2014.