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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Education Worldwide

Native Organizations, Conferences, and Educational Opportunities

This site provides a listing of Alaska Native organizations, conferences and educational opportunities that may be of interest to educators. Anyone wishing to contribute to this site is encouraged to contact the coordinator of the Alaska Native Knowledge Network at (907) 474-1902, or send an email message to

Native Educator Associations

Alaska Native Education Association
Ciulistet Research Association
Association of Interior Native Educators
Southeast Alaska Native Educators Association
North Slope Iñupiaq Educators Association
Association of Native Educators of the Lower Kuskokwim
Association of Northwest Native Educators
Association of Unangan/Unangas Educators
Alaska Native Education Student Association
Alaska Native Education Council
Alaska First Nations Research Network
Consortium of Alaska Native Higher Education
Native Educators of the Alutiiq Region
Native Hawaiian Education Council

Southcentral Native Educator's Association
Kuspuk Native Educators Association
Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature (HAIL)
Alaska Association for Bilingual Education (AKABE)

Alaska Native Charter and Immersion Schools

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yupik Immersion School
Nanwalek Sugt'stun Preschool
Effie Kokrine Charter School
Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School
Nikaitchuat Ilisagviat
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School


Alaska Federation of Natives
Excerpt: "The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966, when more than 400 Alaska Natives representing 17 Native organizations gathered for a three-day conference to address Alaska Native aboriginal land rights."

First Alaskans Institute's Resource Directory
This Resource Directory is an ongoing web-based project to provide information about programs available throughout Alaska.

Southeast Alaska Tribal College

First Alaskans Institute
Excerpt: "It is our mission to help develop the capacities of our Alaska Native people and communities. We will act as a facilitator, a convener and a catalyst of action by the larger Native community - focusing attention on critical issues and raising them to a higher level of public consciousness and information. At its most basic, the First Alaskans Institute is "Progress for the next ten thousand years." Using tradition and culture as the foundation for advancement together, Native Peoples will build our future confident and proud."

Alaska Native Arts Foundation
Excerpt: "The Alaska Native Arts Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in late 2002 to broaden understanding of, and stimulate demand for, Alaska Native art. We formed this foundation after realizing how little awareness there is about Alaska’s Native people, cultures, and art forms."

Alaska Native Heritage Center
Excerpt: "A vision evolved for a statewide cultural center - a center for learning and spiritual and cultural renewal - a gathering of tradition to meet this new challenge."

Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center
Excerpt: "The Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center (SEAICC) was established in 1969 to impart the cultural values of Southeast Alaska Native Culture to students and visitors. The center achieves this goal by providing a place for local Sitka Tlingits to teach themselves about their own culture, while also helping Park visitors understand the Native people whose history is part of the Park story. Although it is housed in the Park visitor center, SEAICC is an independent, non-profit Native organization."

Native American K12 Computer and Internet Innovations
Excerpt: This web site is companion to a whitepaper commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development to prepare for their work with indigenous peoples worldwide to be completed between now and June 30, 1998. This site is to focus on case studies of Native American Innovation with use of Computers and Internet in Primary and Secondary Schools.

AISES American Indian Science & Engineering Society/UAF Chapter
The American Indian
Science & Engineering Society(AISES) is a private, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional and Native values.

Four Winds Indian Books - We deal in only Native American books & related items. Currently offering over 1500 book titles kept in stock. Also special order many of over 4000 other now-in-print titles. Sorry, we do not deal in out-of-print books.

Alaska Comprehensive Center
Excerpt: "The Alaska Comprehensive Center (ACC) at SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center serves the State of Alaska, in partnership with the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 16 Regional Comprehensive Centers and 5 Content Centers. The ACC provides assistance to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) to help implement the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and improve student achievement statewide."

Educational Opportunities

UAF Summer Session
"UAF Summer Sessions offers a wide variety of academic opportunities to residents and visitors. Courses are open to undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students, community members, and qualifying high school students."

Northwest Indian Headstart Coalition
This is a new website containing a collaboration for Native American Headstart Programs in Alaska and Northwest Continental US.

An Alaska Studies Web Site
Guide for Teachers designed for Anchorage School District under the sponsorship of Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. with a grant from the US Department of Education.

Center for Cross Cultural Studies
The Native Studies Curriculum and Teacher Development Project (NSCTD) brings together teams of teachers, elders, and community members in various parts of Alaska with university-based specialists to develop curricula on Alaska Native studies and language that is available to all schools through the internet or on CD. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Harvard University Native American Program
The NAP serves students, faculty members, and indigenous communities throughout North America.

Native American Program at Dartmouth College
Excerpt: "The Native American Program (NAP), a program of the Dean of the College area, provides student support services to Native students at Dartmouth."

Stanford Native American Cultural Center
: "The American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program (AIANNHP) is the university department under the Dean of Students which handles administration, academic assistance, program coordination, and advising in support of the Native American Community at Stanford. "


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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified June 18, 2012