Center for Cross-Cultural Studies


Mission Statement:

Our mission at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies is the improvement of educational and professional development opportunities for rural Alaskans. We also serve as a forum for the examination of cross-cultural and Indigenous education and community development issues across the state, as well as the globe.

Through the interests of our students, our goal is to provide technical support and information to school districts, Native corporations, tribal governments, community organizations, and state and federal agencies serving Indigenous communities. Our Indigenous PhD program is the highest Native Studies degree granting program in the state and combined with our Cross-Cultural MA program, we work hard to increase the recognition of Indigenous scholarship across a range of academic disciplines to best serve our students.

Did you know you can get a Master's Degree or a PhD Degree by distance audio-conferencing?

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Taking a Blackboard Course?

The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is a unique resource maintained through the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies for our students and the communities they serve. ANKN is located on the 5th floor of the Gruening Building, room 503F. Please contact Richard Hum at 907-474-5897 or for any inquiries. 

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