Talking About Race
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Recommended by: Anonymous
Summary: "Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation."

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UAF Alaska Native Language Center
Summary: "The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages. The mission of the Alaska Native Language Center and Program is to cultivate and promote Alaska’s twenty Native languages." Learn more about the history, significance, and pronunciation of Troth Yeddha'.

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Alaska Native Languages
Summary: Alaska Native Languages is an "educational resource for learning, teaching and promoting Alaska Native languages." This website is a resource hub for the 20 Indigenous languages found in the region that is now called Alaska and contains fonts, pronunciation guides, apps, links to additional resources, and other tools that can assist with learning or familiarizing yourself with these languages.

Native Land map
Summary: Native Land is an interactive map created by the Canadian non-profit Native Land Digital. This resource seeks to "map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages across the world in a way that goes beyond colonial ways of thinking in order to better represent how Indigenous people want to see themselves." Native Land is a great place start learning about whose land you're on and can assist you in crafting a land acknowledgment!

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Invasion of America: How the United States Took Over an Eighth of the World
Presented by: eHistory
Summary: "Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres from America's indigenous people by treaty and executive order. Explore how in this interactive map of every Native American land cession during that period."

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Project Jukebox
Presented by: Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program
Summary: "Project Jukebox is the digital branch of the Oral History Program and provides access to audio and video recordings, transcripts, maps, historic photographs and films from across Alaska."

Black in Alaska
Summary: "Throughout 2020, Rasmuson Foundation gathered with Alaska Black leaders to discuss critical issues and how the Foundation could be a better partner to the Black community in Alaska. Through these conversations, a need for more positive media on and told by Black Alaskans was highlighted. The Foundation is glad to support the rollout of Black in Alaska, a multimedia project with interviews, photos and short videos of 50 Alaskans who are Black. Participants are from all over the state and represent diverse backgrounds in age, gender and socioeconomic status. Through storytelling, this project aims to dismantle stereotypes and create a deeper connection between the Black community and fellow Alaskans. Stories, photos and other media will live on Black in Alaska’s website, and be shared on Facebook and Instagram."

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Summary: Learn about the history and significance of Juneteenth, the "oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States."


Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Summary: "Juneteenth is a time to gather with family and community, honor the present and reflect on shared history and tradition. Discover the tastes, sounds and experiences of this African American cultural tradition."

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Extra Tough: Women of the North
Institution: Anchorage Museum
Summary: "Alaska and the Circumpolar North have been shaped for centuries by Indigenous women’s creativity, labor and love. With colonization and the arrival of Western cultures, the North became seen as a masculine testing ground, a place to be explored, exploited and developed. Artists, mothers, scientists and makers included in this exhibition confront and dismantle this myth, testifying to the vital role that both Indigenous and newcomer women have held, and continue to hold, in Northern communities.

From ceremony to social critique, the artworks, historical objects and archival images on view capture and communicate their makers' experiences of landscape and place, gender roles and social norms, work and childrearing. In a North being shaped at unprecedented rates by the forces of climate change and globalization, women’s voices and visions provide rich ground for imagining a future guided by principles of gender equity, sustainability and strength. Extra Tough upholds and celebrates the stories and perspectives of Northern women. It also examines the traditional and non-traditional roles and contributions of women throughout Alaska’s history."

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The HistoryMakers
Summary: "The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history."

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GLBT Historical Society
Summary: "The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity."

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Mapping the Gay Guides
Summary: "Mapping the Gay Guides aims to understand often ignored queer geographies using the Damron Address Books, an early but longstanding travel guide aimed at gay men since the early 1960s. Similar in function to the green books used by African Americans during the Jim Crow era to help identify businesses that catered to black clients in the South, the Damron Guides aided a generation of queer people to identity sites of community, pleasure, and politics. By associating geographical coordinates with each location mentioned within the Damron Guides, MGG provides an interface for visualizing the growth of queer spaces between 1965 and 1980."