The history of Aboriginal People and health care in Canada

2010-12-22 by

Dr. Laurie Meijer Drees teaches in the First Nations Studies Department at Vancouver Island University. This presentation is based on her research. Her new book, ‘Healing History: Stories of Canada’s Indian Hospital System’ features this work. Her talk was a part of 2010 Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month and Canada Week at UAA.

This podcast was recorded on Nov. 3, 2010.

Download MP3 (65:24min, 60MB)

For More Information:

Vancouver Island University
Department of First Nations Studies
Canadian Broadcasting Company
Prof. Meijer Dress in the Canadian news

Atoll: An historical journey to the Central Pacific

2010-12-22 by

With the assistance of the U.S. National Archives, the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command and the United States Marine Corps History Division, as well as several smaller archival sources in Connecticut, Florida, Texas, American Samoa, Wallis Island and Tarawa, writer Jeremy Edward Shiok has been able to establish the wartime itinerary of his grandfather, Edward W. Shiok (1924-1988), which Jeremy traveled in 2010.

The route retraced the V Amphibious Corps, 8th Defense Battalion, from Pago Pago (American Samoa) to Wallis and Futuna (French Overseas Territory), Funafuti (Tuvalu) and finally Tarawa and the outer atoll of Abemama (Republic of Kiribati).

In each location Shiok met with local historians and cultural leaders in an attempt to absorb the atmosphere of the native culture and environment, to understand what effects American military actions had on local populations and to hear contemporary concerns for the future.

A writer, editor and publisher, Jeremy Edward Shiok has lived in Alaska since 2000. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2003 and has taught in the CWLA Dept at UAA. He is publisher and editor of the literary journal ‘Two Review.’ This event was held in honor of Veterans Day.

This podcast was recorded on Nov. 11, 2010.

Download MP3 (101:04min, 93MB)

For More Information:

Two sides of terrorism: Tlingit perspectives of the 1882 Angoon Bombardment

2010-12-22 by

Dr. Nancy Furlow, interim director of the UAA Alaska Native Studies program, wrote her doctoral thesis on the Angoon Bombardment after pursuing her research at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her talk was a part of Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month at UAA.

This podcast was recorded on Nov. 10, 2010 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

Download MP3 (88:26min, 81MB)

For More Information:

UAA Alaska Native Studies
Website for Alaska Native Studies