Diversity Activities at Kodiak College

  • Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month
    Kodiak College, UAA is proud to celebrate Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. In 1990, George H.W. Bush declared November to be Native American Heritage Month. It is now more commonly referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse American Indian and Alaska Native histories and heritage, as well as educate ourselves about the historical and lived experiences of indigenous peoples who live(d) on the lands which became the United States.
  • Previous Activities
    • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day (February 16)

      UAA Alaska Native Studies Symposia in Honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich 

      Elizabeth Peratrovich

      Presentations by Alaska Native Studies students

      Presenters: Valerie Svancara and Barbara Sikvayugak 
      Title: Stories of Resilience: Alaska Native Student Transition and First Year Persistence in Higher Ed 

      Presenter: Christopher Liu
      Title: "Yugtun Language Tools" 

      Presenter: Joel Isaak 
      Title: Indigenous Literacy Development 

      Presenter: Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, MA 
      Title: Łinay'snułkaas de' - Lets' Start Sewing, Learning Ahtna Language 

      Noon February 16, 2021

      Join us on Zoom Meeting ID: 870 4646 9557
      Password: 105661

    • Women's History Month, March
      Community Herald Native Women, a Celebration of Women's History Month, with free showings of seven films by and about Native Women, produced by Vision Maker Media. Kodiak is featured in Keep Talking, which follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, a critically endangered language with only 41 fluent Elders remaining.
    • Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Day of Awareness (May 5)

      To raise awareness about the human rights issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Kodiak College is hosting a lunchtime conversation with Sugpiaq artist and community member Hanna Sholl.

      Hanna is a 2020 Henry Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellow whose art in many mediums encompasses themes of Alutiiq celebration and revitalization, and advocacy for justice and reform.

      The event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday May 5, the MMIWG National Day of Awareness, from noon to 1pm. All are invited to attend this free event.

      Register online.  Zoom links will be emailed the evening before and again 30 minutes before the event.

      There is no charge for this event.

      For help registering call Heather 907-486-1212.

    • Celebrating Alutiiq Cultural Revitalization


      Pathways to Individual Health & Community Wellness (Dec. 7 & 8, 2020)
      Listen to the recordings:

      Monday, 12/7 morning session access code: 7@yF6jg&

      9:00    Welcome & Opening Remarks
      9:30 – 10:00    The Massacre at Refuge Rock – Libby Eufemio, Alutiiq Studies Program
      10:15 – 10:45   Film – Finding Refuge
      10:45 – 12:00   Panel Discussion Historical Trauma - Margie Mete, RN KoC Nursing Program with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD & Barbara Mainguy, MSW

      Monday, 12/7 afternoon session access code: b=8AD%Zz

      1 – 2:00   Film – Keep Talking
      2 – 3:30   Panel Discussion Alutiiq Language Revitalization - Alisha Drabek, PhD & Candace Branson, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak

      Tuesday, 12/8 morning session access code: 2W+!MHv0

      9 – 10:30   Hanna Sholl – Healing Through Art, Henry Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellow
      10:30 – 12 Susan Malutin – Alutiiq Sewing & Embroidery Traditions

      Tuesday, 12/8 Afternoon session access code: r@bA7rLc

      1 – 2:00 Healing with Indigenous Plants & Cultural Foods
      2 – 3:30 Judy Simeonoff – Engaging Youth at Akhiok Spirit Camp
      Quyanaa & Closing Remarks