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 that the ’teaching team’ 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 on the 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, Culture, Movement & Music
  • Nita Rearden, Culture
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  • Indigenous Arts Institute
    July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


4025 E Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508, United States

Details Price Qty
Member Districtshow details + $250.00 (USD)  
Non-member Districtshow details + $350.00 (USD)