|Alaska Association for Bilingual Education (AKABE)
|AKABE supports and promotes learning of heritage languages at both the K12 and adult
|Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN)
|AFN was formed in 1966 to settle land claims. Today, it is the principal Alaska Native
forum and voice for public policy and governance issues. Their mission is to “enhance
and promote the cultural, economic, and political voice of the entire Alaska Native
|Alaska Native Heritage Centre
|Promotes understanding of all of Alaska’s Native cultures and traditions. Located
in Anchorage, it offers permanent collections, live-sized village sites, and immersive
educational programs. Offers many programs and resources for teachers and students.
|Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN)
|A repository for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge
systems and ways of knowing. Offices are located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks
campus. Resources, including lesson plans, are available on the website. The website
also includes a downloadable link to the Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge
(http://ankn.uaf.edu/publications/Knowledge.pdf) As well, the ANKN publications page
includes a variety of books, ebooks, posters, and other material focused on Alaska
Native worldviews, lifestyles, history, education and more. In addition to the Alaska
Cultural Standards and Guidelines, publications available on this page include: Culturally
grounded posters; A Yupiaq Worldview; Howard Luke: My Own Trail; Alaska Native Science:
A Curriculum Guide; Sharing Our Pathways: Native Perspectives on Education in Alaska;
Alaska Native Education: Views from Within
|Association of Interior Native Educators (AINE)
|This non-profit advocates for educational issues affecting Alaska Natives and their
communities. The website includes links to teacher resources, curriculum, information
on learning styles, and using Elders as teachers. Information about the Alaska Native
Educators Conference can also be found on this website.
|First Alaskans Institute
|This non-profit stewards relationships between Alaska Natives and the non-Native communities
of Alaska. The institute focuses on collaboration, information and research, community
engagement, and leadership development to promote the true identity, heritage, and
values of Alaska Natives.
|Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)
|ICC is an international NGO that represents Inuit from Alaska, Canada, Greenland,
and Chukotka. Website includes many reports that could be of use to educators.
|World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education
|Major international event focused on reconciling challenges between traditional Indigenous
learning systems and formal “western” education. Speakers from across the globe address
strategies for culturally grounded education.
|Native American Heritage Month
|Native American Heritage month happens each year in November. It is an opportunity
to highlight Native American, Alaska Native, and Indigenous culture and recognize
the many contributions have made to our collective histories. It is also a time when
we can acknowledge past wrongs and honor the living Nations among us. Educator resources
come from The Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Endowment for
the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian
Institution, and Smithsonian Folklife Magazine.
|Alaska.org—Nome Museums and Cultural Centers
|This page of the “Alaska.org” website is dedicated to Nome museums and cultural centers.
This could be a good starting point for students and teachers doing research on the
area. There are links to the Carrie M McLain Memorial Museum, the Kawerak Katirvik
Cultural Center, and the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Visitor Center.
|Alaska Native Place Names Project
|This website is a collaboration between the Alaska Native Language Center and the
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive record of
Indigenous place names of Alaska.
|Kawerk Katirvik Cultural Center
|The Kawerak museum’s mission is to “preserve, celebrate, share, and educate” about
the peoples of the Bering Strait Region of Alaska. This is a valuable resource for
new teachers coming to the area from Outside. Here, visitors can learn about the culture,
language, values, and traditions of the Central Yup'ik, St. Lawrence Island Yupik,
and Iñupiaq peoples of the region.
|Kawerak - Our Region
|A short explanation of the tribes and communities that comprise the Bearing Straight
Region. Provides contact information for each community.
|Kawerak - Eskimo Heritage Program
|Kawerak’s Eskimo Heritage Program (EHP) was created in 1981 to record and preserve
cultural information related to the Region’s culture and history, and makes them available
for research and educational purposes
|AIANTA - American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
|Organization with the mission to define, introduce, grow and sustain traditional values
in the development of tourism.