By Libby Roderick
Making up greater than ten percentage of Alaska's inhabitants, local Alaskans are the state's biggest minority team. but such a lot non-Native Alaskans understand unusually little concerning the histories and cultures in their indigenous acquaintances, or in regards to the vital matters they face. This concise publication compiles commonly asked questions and offers informative and available responses that make clear a few universal misconceptions. With responses composed via students in the represented groups and reviewed by way of a panel of specialists, this easy-to-read compendium goals to facilitate a deeper exploration and richer dialogue of the advanced and compelling concerns which are a part of Alaska local lifestyles this day. (20110301)
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Extra info for Alaska Native Cultures and Issues: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions
In the fall of 1970, then Secretary of the Interior Walter Hickel met with prominent figures in the Alaska Land Claims dispute in his Washington office. Clockwise from far left: Wally Hickel; Tim Wallis, President Fairbanks Native Association; Charles (Etok) Edwardson, Executive Director Arctic Slope Native Association; Eben Hopson, Barrow; Emil Notti; Attorney Barry Jackson (standing); State Senator William Hensley; Alfred Ketzler, Nenana; Barbara Trigg, Nome; unknown; Delois Ketzler; Harvey Samuelson, Dillingham; George Miller, Kenai; unknown; State Senator Ray C.
Kancewick, Mary, and Eric Smith. ” UMKC Law Review 59, no. 3 (1991):645–677. 8. cfm 9. Case, David S. ” University of Colorado Law Review. 60, no. 4 (1992):1009–35. Kancewick, Mary, and Eric Smith. ” UMKC Law Review 59, no. 3 (1991):645–677. 10. pdf. 1. 32 Why are the land and waters so important to Native cultures? For nearly ten thousand years, Alaska’s Native peoples have occupied much of the usable lands (lakes, rivers, and coastal areas) in Alaska. Given that these lands and waters were and are the sources of community, family, and individual sustenance, as well as the source of materials for their arts, crafts, and technologies, Alaska Native peoples understand that they would not exist as peoples, communities, and cultures without them.
Fairbanks: Todd Communications, 2001. ” This was a UAA/APU Book of the Year for 2008–2009. McClanahan, Alexandra J. Sakuuktugut: Alaska Native Corporations. Anchorage: CIRI Foundation, 2006. Book by noted CIRI historian that places Alaska Native corporations in the context of Alaska’s history, economic and social issues, and explains why Native leaders and corporation shareholders struggle daily with the tension between focusing on bottom-line success and honoring traditional values and preserving cultures.