Indigenous Gathering Series on campus every Thursday

September 7, 2011

UAA’s Native Student Services, in partnership with the College of Education, Alaska Native Studies, the Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program and the Cama-i Room, invites the Anchorage community to a weekly gathering to share and learn about indigenous values.

Agatha John-Shields, assistant professor with the College of Education, has developed a 30-lesson curriculum that focuses on one indigenous value per week. The gatherings will take place every Thursday from 12–1 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room 108. John-Shields was a driving force behind establishing the Yupik Immersion School in Bethel and has served as the school’s principal for many years.

The series she has designed is structured in a way that could be incorporated into coursework across grade levels and disciplines either as extra credit or assignments, or it can provide valuable stand-alone lessons for anyone curious to know more about Alaska Native culture.

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