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College Track 3 Premiere

College Track III is the final in a three part series

The progress of Southeast Alaska Native students trying to balance college studies with the study of their own culture are highlighted in a television documentary that was screened at the University of Alaska Southeast  Juneau campus Egan Lecture Hall Friday, March 29. College Track III is the final in a three part series. The first two installments ran on Alaska public television in 2004 and 2007. College Track III continues its predecessors’ study of Amanda Bremner Porter of Yakutat — a student who set out to become a teacher of Tlingit language and culture after the death of her brother in 2005, and has since graduated from UAS — among other Native students from communities like Hydaburg and Craig.  “For me, it was never a sense of balancing academia and life and culture, it was finding a way to weave them together and finding strength and really having them reflect in each other,” said Porter during a panel discussion after the screening.  College Track III and the accompanying panel discussion will air on 360 North and other Alaska public TV outlets in April. –Mark Miller, Juneau Empire

Full article is availale on the Juneau Empire website.

Members of the post-College Track 3 Premiere

Members of the post-College Track 3 premiere discussion panel pose with PITAAS Director Ronalda Cadiente Brown. L-R: Jasper Nelson, Cadiente-Brown, Charles McHenry, Amanda Bremner-Porter (B.A.), Michelle Martin (M.A.T.)


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