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CANHE LogoConsortium for Alaska Native Higher Education

World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

Vision of Consortium for Alaska Native Higher Education

VISION: The Consortium for Alaska Native Higher Education (CANHE) envisions a future in which Alaska's people are served by Native institutions of higher learning that promote Alaska native cultural values and community well-being.

 

CANHE MISSION: The Consortium for Alaska Native Higher Education will provide a statewide support structure for regional higher education initiatives that envision the creation of culturally responsive learning environments in accordance with traditional values and guidance from the elders.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPALS

  • Alaska Native-controlled post secondary education institutions will improve the educational achievement of Alaska Natives. These institutions will help preserve and promote Alaska Native languages, culture and values.
  • Tribal colleges in the U. S. have demonstrated success in educating American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Funding can be secured from private foundations and federal sources to partially support the operation of tribally-controlled colleges and to provide student scholarships.
  • Alaska Native non-profit associations, tribes, corporations and organizations allocate resources for educational programs. These organizations are encouraged to utilize the training capacities of Alaska Native-controlled post secondary educational institutions.
  • Alaska Native organizations working together for improved Alaska Native education have more power and a higher chance of success than working separately.
  • The Consortium for Alaska Native Higher Education is the statewide organization for outreach, collaboration, and mutual support for the Alaska Native-controlled colleges.
  • Alaska Native-controlled colleges have the flexibility and community knowledge to better serve Alaska Native communities.
  • Involvement with other American tribal colleges through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium will be mutually beneficial.
  • A tribally controlled post-secondary education process will improve the educational achievement of Alaska Natives and help preserve our languages, culture and values.
  • CANHE should engage in collaborative partnerships with the organizations and institutions such as school districts; colleges and universities; and industry leading to mutually beneficial outcomes for Alaska Natives and the institutions.
  • CANHE members share the goals of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium as articulated in the Declaration on Indigenous Peoples Higher Education signed at Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada August 5, 2002.
  • CANHE will promote indigenous research that is respectful of cultural and intellectual property rights and closely integrated with the communities being served.

 

Approved by CANHE in Fairbanks 3/21/03

 

For more information, contact:

Edna MacLean's address

Members:

Ilisagvik, http://www.ilisagvik.cc
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks
Southeast Alaska Tribal College
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian
Tribes of Alaska, Juneau
Association of Village Council Presidents, Bethel, http://www.avcp.org
Kawerak, Incorporated, Nome, http://www.kawerak.org
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage
Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka
University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/
Bristol Bay Native Association, Anchorage, http://touchngo.com/bbnc/
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Anchorage, http://www.citci.com/

 

 

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Last modified August 21, 2006