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Sovereignty, Peacekeeping & Cultural Knowledge

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Monday, Oct. 9

  • Panel Discussions
  • Art & Dance
  • Traditional Foods

2017 events inspired by the cultural exploration & natural history of deer

  • Juneau

    • 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Egan Library Writing Center: Stories of Deer with author, Alaska State Writer Laureate and UAS Professor Ernestine Hayes
    • 1–2 p.m. Native & Rural Student Center: Food Sovereignty featuring deer with Kolene James
    • 3:30–5 p.m. Glacier View Room: Bronze and Paper: Monuments and Policy from a Decolonial Perspective with authors and UAS Professors Lance Twitchell and Robin Walz. The session questions the glorification of conquerors and emphasizes indigenous heritage and rights.
    • 6–8 p.m. Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall: Indigenous Peoples' Day Panel Discussion, Traditional Foods Demonstration, Traditional Dance Group Performance. Transportation from UAS campus with Pua Maunu and Lora Vess

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    For questions, contact Kolene James, NRSC Coordinator at 907-796-6454

  • Sitka

    • 6–6:30 p.m. Reception, Art, Light Refreshments
    • 6:30–7 p.m. Opening remarks, Ceremonial Signing of Indigenous People’s Day Resolution
    • 7–8 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Deer Hoof Rattle Making; Sinew & Art; Formline Design, Speakers’ Panel on Deer Biology, Natural History, & Cultural Aspects & More!

    For questions, contact Crystal Duncan, UAS Personal Education Planner at 907-747-7773

  • Ketchikan

    • All Day (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) Open House

      • UAS Ketchikan Campus Library
      • Coastal Resources Informational Display
      • Indigenous Peoples Book Display
      • Coastal Resources Poster Display by UASK - Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Scholars class
      • Refreshments & Drawing for Door Prize
    • 2 p.m. Coastal Foods Sampling

Scheduled events subject to change without notice.