Over the past century, the outside world has increasingly
encroached on Alaska Native communities, and one of the
consequences of that change has been a shift in the purpose
and structure of schools in Alaska Native communities.
Alaska Native Education brings together a variety of experts
in the field of indigenous education to show the ways in which
Alaska Natives have adopted and adapted outside ideas and
rules regarding education—and how they have frequently
found them problematic and insufficient. The authors follow
their analysis with suggestions of ways forward.