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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.

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