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Native History Month at the University of Alaska Southeast, November 2018

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: 10-26-2018

The UAS Native and Rural Student Center, Egan Library, Wooch.Een, faculty, staff, students, community leaders and organizations are working together to host and participate in culturally relevant events on campus for Native History Month in November. The following are planned events during this special month. All events are free and take place on the UAS Juneau Auke Lake Campus.

November 1 – Food Sovereignty Featuring Deer: From 2-3 pm the Native and Rural Student Center (NRSC), will host this tasting event from 2-3 pm, in the NRSC, located in the lower level of the Mourant Building.

November 1 – Intermediate Tlingit, with Lance Twitchell, 5:30pm-7:30pm, EG109

November 2 – “Dugout” Documentary Screening: Tlingit Northwest Coast Artist Wayne Price's canoe "Dugout" documentary will be screened from 5:30-7pm in the Soboleff building, room 102, This is an opportunity to visit with Mr. Price, see his students in action, and sample some Native snacks.

November 2 – Evening at Egan presentation on Tribal Governance: At 7pm in the Egan Library, Richard Peterson, President of Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska, will give a presentation on Tribes and Tribal Governance and the primary issues surrounding Tribes and Tribal leadership in Southeast Alaska today.

November 2, 9, 16, and 30 – Formline Fridays: The NRSC will host weekly events from 1-2 pm. Participants can bring in an item, like a t-shirt, hoodie, jeans, or jacket, to decorate with formline stencils and paint.

November 6 – 3rd Annual Power and Privilege Symposium: This event is free and open to all, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. It is designed as an engaging and thought-provoking gathering that advances learning and disseminates knowledge about pressing societal issues in a setting supportive of free inquiry and discussion. In addition to keynote speakers, members of the university community propose sessions that are held throughout the day. The event is scheduled as a regular part of the university’s fall calendar. Most classes do not meet on the scheduled day to allow broad participation by members of the university community. Full schedule and other information can be found at the Power and Privilege Symposium website.

November 6 – Voting Celebration: UAS is hosting an election-night celebration from 8-10pm to encourage students to take part in the process, with a location announced soon.

November 9 – Evening at Egan presentation on Juneau’s Ethnographic History: At 7pm in the Egan Library, author, cartographer, and naturalist Richard Carstensen will join Aak'w and Taku Kwaan historians and culture bearers, in a discussion about Juneau and its rich cultural and ethnographic history, and resilience in an environment of change.

November 16 – Evening at Egan presentation by Tlingit Storyteller Bob Sam “Respecting Our Elders”: At 7pm in the Egan Library, visiting scholar Bob Sam will speak about his research and work with the Native American Boarding Schools (NABS) in supporting Tribal Nations seeking the repatriation of their children buried at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country.

November 17– Traditional Games: The annual Traditional Games will take place at the UAS Recreation Center from 12-3 pm. This demonstration and participation event is open to the community, and hosted by Wooch.Een.

November 29 - Intermediate Tlingit with Lance Twitchell, EG109, 5:30pm-7:30pm

November 30 – Evening at Egan presentation on “Molly of Denali”: At 7pm in the Egan Library, Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Creative Producer of the PBS animated series “Molly of Denali” will speak about the project and how the creators engaged the Alaska Native community at the start of development and how this varies from the Hollywood model that has dominated engagement of Native American/Alaska Native peoples. She will also speak to the damage that film/media has done in perpetuating stereotypes and how crucial narrative sovereignty is for Indigenous peoples worldwide.

To learn more about the UAS Native & Rural Student Center, resources and opportunities in Alaska Native activities and education, visit the Native & Rural Student Center website.

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/juneau/nrsc/

Contacts:

Keni Campbell

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6509