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Friday, October 2

Ethnographic Film and the North - A History in Three Acts

Leonard Kamerling, Filmmaker

This illustrated talk will look at the evolution of ethnographic film in the North, examining almost a century of cultural filmmaking, from early expedition travelogues to the blossoming of a Northern indigenous cinema.

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Friday, October 9

Assimilation - A play by Jack Dalton

Jack Dalton - Alaska Native Storyteller, Teacher, Playwright, Actor

A history lesson you will never forget. In a dystopian alternate reality, three White students are wards of the Paimiut Boarding School in the Inuit province of Alaska. A tyrant Yup'ik Elder runs the school. The goal is assimilation of the Whites into Native culture.

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Friday, October 16

A Wolf Called Romeo

Nick Jans, Author

Alaska writer and photographer Nick Jans will trace the compelling story of Romeo, Juneau's black wolf, through a narrated slide show, short video clips, and readings from his bestselling book, A Wolf Called Romeo.

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Friday, October 23

JWAC/UAS Panel on Water

Stephen McCaffrey, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

As global climate change disrupts the hydrologic cycle and human populations grow, governments face new challenges in efforts to provide water to citizens. This presentation will examine whether international law is up to the task of preventing and resolving disputes over water. Part of the Juneau World Affairs Council annual forum: The Politics of Water.

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Friday, October 30

Strengthening the Spirit of Collaboration

Kathleen Macferran and Jared Finkelstein, Center for Nonviolent Communication

Collaboration is at the heart of every successful project, organization, family and relationship. In an interdependent world, working together is critical. Kathleen and Jared will share practical, learnable processes that invite each person to be part of a team.

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Friday, November 6

An Animate World

Ernestine Hayes, Assistant Professor of English

Author of the 2015-16 One Campus One Book selection, "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir", Hayes will read and discuss her book. She’ll also explore the prevalence of the animistic worldview of Tlingit being and how it is somehow dislocated or dismissed by other cultures.

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Friday, November 13

From Alaska to Israel: A Fulbright Scholar’s Experience in Culture, Crustaceans, and Changing Climate

Sherry Tamone, Professor of Biology

Professor Sherry Tamone was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research Award to study crustacean biology in Israel for 4 months. As part of her Fulbright experience and in addition to her research, Sherry was able to explore the culture and extensive historical landmarks throughout Israel. The presentation will highlight the important role of the Fulbright program for supporting research, teaching, and cultural exchange.

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Friday, November 20

Haa Yoo X̲ʼatángi K̲áx̲ K̲ulagaawú

Lance (X̱’unei) Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages

A film documenting the work and lives of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer and celebrating Tlingit language revitalization. If the film is not ready for screening, there will be an alternate presentation on Alaska Native Languages and Culture.