Dauenhauer Selected 2013 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Winner
A reception will be held for Dauenhauer on Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. in the UAS Egan Library.
Richard Dauenhauer, retired professor of Alaska Native Languages and Culture, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation’s prestigious Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. A reception will be held for Dauenhauer on Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. in the UAS Egan Library.
The Bullock Prize for Excellence includes a cash award and is the largest single award made annually by the UA Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dauenhauer has taught at the university since 1984. He was appointed President’s Professor of Alaska Native Languages and Culture jointly at UAS and UAF in 2005. During his tenure he designed and taught courses leading to the Tlingit language minor and was instrumental in building up the Alaska Native Language program at UAS. He created several joint educational programs between the university and Alaska Native tribal organizations in an effort to preserve Alaska Native languages and cultures. Dauenhauer’s work has been recognized outside of Alaska. In 1990, he was invited by the Smithsonian Institution to represent the United States as one of five scholars participating in a joint USA-USSR folklife project on cognate culture working with Soviet colleagues on the folklore of Native peoples of Alaska, Siberia and the Far East. He has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally. Dauenhauer has been recognized twice with the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award for his books, Anόoshi Lingit Aani Kά, Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 and 1804 and Haa Tuwunάagu Yis, for Healing our Spirit: Tlingit Oratory.