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The 2023 Festival of Native Arts will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th, 2023. For information about upcoming events or to get involved, visit the FNA website.
The UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development (DANSRD) and Doyon, Ltd hosted a symposium on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) on April 12th and 13th,
December 01, 2021
On December 18, 2021 the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) turns 50. To mark the occasion, the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development will publish a series of blog posts from faculty and graduates discussing ANCSA at 50: The Next 50 Years. Posts will be related to the history of the law, …
December 02, 2021
ANCSA changed the lives of everybody in Alaska. Whether you are Alaska Native, non-Native, or some “other” kind of Native as I am, your life has been affected by ANCSA if you have spent any length of time at all in the state. Alaska would not look the way it looks today were it not …
December 10, 2021
In the piece that follows, Judith Daxootsu Ramos, DANSRD faculty from 2012 to 2021, discusses the early participation of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the pursuit of land claims. This early involvement resulted in a different formula for deciding on the acreage to be conveyed to the qualifying villages in Southeast Alaska under …