Introduction

Evon Peter smiles in the foreground with excited students in the background

As the UAF vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education, I am honored to welcome you to our world-class academic and research university. We acknowledge the Alaska Native nations upon whose traditional lands our six campuses reside. In Fairbanks, our Troth Yeddha’ Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Dena people of the lower Tanana River. We are proud to be federally designated as an Alaska Native Serving Institution with over 20 percent of our student body being Alaska Native and/or American Indian. Since 1965, we have worked to develop and implement a broad array of Alaska Native and Indigenous programs aimed at supporting Alaska Native and Indigenous student success and focused on advancing the field of Indigenous studies.

With a growing number of Indigenous scholars and researchers serving among our faculty and staff, we are a premier global destination for Alaska Native and Indigenous students. Whether you are interested in Indigenous arts, language revitalization, or knowledge systems, or simply want to attend a world-class research university that embraces Indigenous values and identity, you will find a home at the Troth Yeddha’ Campus or one of our other community campuses. I encourage you to explore the academic and student support programs on this website and reach out to us to discuss how you can grow into your full potential as a scholar and leader at UAF.

Evon Peter
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education

 

 

Indigenous programs at UAF

Alaska Native Languags Map

Academic programs

The College of Rural and Community Development focuses on the needs of nontraditional students, including students who seek skills and degrees suited to the economy and well-being of rural communities.

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Dancers perform at the Festival of Native Arts

Events

Find out more about the annual Festival of Native Arts and Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Student Ruth Nashookpuk

Indigenous profiles

Meet some of UAF's Indigenous students, faculty, staff and senior leadership.

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Students show off the qaspeqs they made in a 2015 workshop

Student groups

Joining an organization is a great opportunity and fun way to meet new people, share your interests, develop leadership skills, and impact student life at UAF.

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Members of an Alaska Native dance group perform at the Troth Yeddha park site

Troth Yeddha' Legacy

The university has begun an effort to extend the Troth Yeddha' Legacy in this new millennium. Our goal is to raise $25 million to complete the Troth Yeddha' Legacy in two phases. In phase one, we will raise $5 million to create the Troth Yeddha' Park and design the Indigenous studies center as part of our centennial celebrations in 2017. Phase two will build the Indigenous studies center.

Visit the Troth Yeddha' Legacy website