This event is closed and thus full.  (If you have an ASD scholarship and not yet registered please contact Barbara Short at

The AAEC Inaugural Institute is designed by Alaska Native Educators for Alaska Native Educators. This event will strive to take a deeper dive into the cultural practices, values, language, and arts of the Dene, Iñupiaq, Lingít, Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Sugpiaq, Haida, Tsimshian, and Unangax peoples. (Will vary with attendees and their region.) The goal is for the ’teaching team’ to be diverse in heritage, cultural knowledge, and arts areas. This team and AAEC will design the Institute, relying on Elders and Alaska Native cultural values to focus of the event.

During the Institute, participants will strengthen their integration of the cultural arts into their practice. This is an opportunity for Indigenous educators to gather and learn from the collective with the goal of improving their practice to be more impactful in teaching and learning through traditional ways. Non-indigenous educators will be welcome to attend, as space is available.

Three 500 level Credits Available

Teacher Leaders:

  • Edward Littlefield, Lingit Culture, Movement & Music
  • Nita Rearden, Yupik Culture
  • Dimi Macheras, Athabaskan Culture

Indigenous Institute Flyer

Anchorage and other school districts have scholarships to cover the costs of registration.

NOTE:  if you are attending on a scholarship from your district and your district will pay AAEC directly (Anchorage, Ketchikan, BSSD, Nome, Kodiak, maybe others) then be sure to complete the registration process by:


  • answer the questions on the registration form

  • at the end of the registration form go to payment options

  • click on the INVOICE payment option

  • do not pay.  By requesting an invoice you have completed the registration process

For more information, contact Barbara Short at



For more information, contact Barbara Short at

  • Indigenous Arts Institute
     July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm


4225 University Drive, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508, United States

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