Chancellors Advisory Committee on Native Education

Mission statement

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Native Education (CACNE) shall serve as an advocacy group for the Alaska Native body at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The committee shall provide guidance and advice to the Chancellor on Native issues and in the planning, monitoring and improvement of educational opportunities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for Alaska Native students. The body will meet on a regular basis throughout the school year to discuss and make recommendations on issues and problems that affect Alaska Native education.


Tia Tidwell, Chair (2021-2023)
Assistant Professor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development
College of Rural and Community Development

Brianna Gray, Vice Chair (2021-2023)
Director, Alaska Native Education
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Amy Topkok, Secretary (2021-2023)
BLaST Reporting & Outreach Coordinator
Ph.D Indigenous Studies Graduate student and Adjunct

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