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.