Alaska Native Oratory Society features open mic at UAA Campus Bookstore

2012-10-20 by News, Sports, and Art

The Alaska Native Oratory Society, a part of UAA’s Alaska Native Studies Program, organized this open mic event. Maria Williams, director of the Alaska Native Studies Program, welcomed the audience and turned the event over to emcee Vincent Gregory.

This event was hosted by the UAA Campus BOokstore and was recorded on Oct. 17, 2012.



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Revisioning Alaska Native Languages at UAA: A Public Forum on SB 130

2012-09-22 by

This podcast captures a panel and public discussion on preserving Native languages in light of the passage of SB 130. The purpose of the community forum was to consider the intersection of state university and community efforts to preserve Alaska Native languages, to build on the momentum of SB 130 and place particular emphasis on UAA’s role in Alaska Native languages preservation.

SB 130 established The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor to strategize ways to preserve and perpetuate Alaska Native Languages. At the time of the forum, appointees had not yet been made.

The panel includes Maria Williams of UAA’s Native Studies Program, Lt Gov. Mead Treadwell, Loren Peterson who crafted the language of SB 130 in Sen. Donny Olson’s office, Tlingit teacher Shirley Kendall, Dena’ina teacher Marilyn Balluta, Ethan Petticrew, vice president of Cultural and Educational Services at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and active in Unangax dance and language of the Aleutians Islands and Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, Director of the Alaska Native Language Center at UAF. Dr. Emily Moore of UAA moderated the panel.

Panelists introduced themselves and made opening remarks at these approximate times:

3:45 Maria Williams
9:45 Mead Treadwell
11:54 Ethan Petticrew
15:36 Loren Peterson
20:34 Shirley Kendall
28.10 Marilyn Balluta
34:03 Dr. Larry Kaplan

This podcast was recorded Sept. 13, 2012



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AKNOS 2012: Laura Orenga de Gaffory of Kotzebue, commemorative narration of Laura Bergt, her grandmother

2012-06-19 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Laura Orenga de Gaffory of Kotzebue giving a commemmorative narration. Her talk is, “In the Words of my Grandmother: Public Statement by Laura Bergt in October 1969 prior to the passage of ANCSA.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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AKNOS 2012: Petla Noden of Dillingham, poem

2012-06-12 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a celebration that included opportunities for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Petla Noden, a sophomore in Political Science from Dillingham. His presentation is a poem that he says depicts, “his struggle with himself, his struggle with God.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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AKNOS 2012: Polly Andrews of Chevak, "Cracker and Crisco," humorous storytelling about Native cuisine

2012-06-08 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Polly Andrews of Chevak, a student at UAA. Her humorous story is titled “Cracker and Crisco” and includes details of Native cuisine, including the art of pukuk-ing (a special way of savoring bones), and the qualities of stinkheads or uqsunaaq .

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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Alaska Native Oratory Society
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Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

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