Alaska Constitution Event, Keynote speech by Bruce Botelho

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“Our Alaska Constitution: The next 50 years” was a special event honoring the half-century that the constitution has served the state of Alaska. It featured a keynote address by three-term Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, who reflected on where we’ve been and where we might be headed under the guidance of this document.

This event was co-sponsored by the Justice Center, The American Civil Liberties Union and Eight Stars of Gold, a UAA Alaska Statehood project.

The podcast was recorded on Friday, January 9, 2009

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Community Forum: Overcoming the effects of colonialism

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UAA/APU Books of the Year hosted this community forum on Overcoming the effects of colonialism.

Panelists included Dallee Sambo Dorough, UAA Political Science Department and member of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Advisory Committee on Indigenous Peoples Rights; James Labelle, UAA Alaska Native Studies Department and research associate, National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders; and Dr. Jeane Breinig, UAA English Department.

The panelists discussed the most significant effects of colonialism that contemporary Alaska Natives are working to overcome and the most promising responses and solutions to those challenges.

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

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Community Forum: The future of Alaska Native Corporations

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UAA/APU Books of the Year hosted this community forum on the future of Alaska Native corporations on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009.

Three speakers addressed resource development, balancing shareholder needs and the challenges and opportunities facing Alaska Native corporations. Panelists were Margie Brown, president and CEO of Cook Inlet Region Inc., Dr. Gordon Puller, director of the UAF Department of Native and Rural Development, and Paul Ongtooguk, assistant professor in the College of Education.

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Polaris lecture series: Lincoln and the enduring American Frontier

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Wilfred McClay, professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, delivered the Polaris Lecture: Lincoln and the Enduring American Frontier.

The Polaris Lecture Series is named for the North Star on Alaska’s flag and addresses a wide range of subjects in the liberal arts. The 2008-2009 program features 11 lectures open to students, faculty and the public.

This lecture was recorded on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.

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Cabin Fever Debates 2009, Championship Round

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Four teams debated this proposition:

“The United States should prosecute the Bush Administration for war crimes.”

Opening for the Government, “Schrute Farms,” Kelsie Ralph/Faith Capras
Opening for the Opposition, team “Nobama,” Ryan McKe/Hannah Scott
Closing for the Government, team “The Vikings,” Nils Sandtroen/Eric Romig
Closing for the Opposition, “Code Red,” Christy Strong/Kyle Benson

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