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 Saturday, March 4, 2017
UAS Recreation Center

This event is open to high school students eligible for UAS Dual Enrollment courses (Juneau Campus) and University of Alaska undergraduate students currently registered for 3 credits in the Spring 2017 semester.

Register by Friday, March 3, 5 p.m. in the NRSC. See registration tab above for more information.



A speech from memory or limited notes that demonstrates mastery in the art of public speaking  using reasoning, elocution, and evidence to support the opinion. Topics impacting Alaskans may include, but are not limited to:  subsistence, sovereignty, urban/rural conflicts, multilingualism, religious freedom, education, or traditional values. Make a strong use of supporting materials, elder’s teachings, cultural lore, published materials (magazines, newspapers, internet, etc.). Sources should be clearly cited during speech and included in notes or in manuscript.

Dramatic Declamation

A recitation of an indigenous speech, poetry, traditional Alaska Native song, or persuasive document. Presentation material may be edited, but should accurately convey the author’s intent.


A recitation of one or more indigenous stories. Each story should be published, recorded, or transcribed with permission from the author, clan, elder, or tribe when appropriate.  If you plan on sharing more than one story, include transitions between literary works to show thematic interrelationship(s). Interpretation of 2 or more characters, appropriate costuming, limited props, and dramatic movement may be incorporated.

World Language

A presentation from memory or limited notes in a world language.  A significant portion of the speech must be in the world language, leaving time for translation. 



In order to participate send Kolene an email at and she will email you a registration form to complete and send back to her. For questions about how to prepare for the contest please contact Kolene James as soon as possible!


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