Panel on centering Indigeneity in the classroom

students with a net in a river
Photo by Todd Radenbaugh
Bristol Bay Campus students measure sockeye salmon in a local stream as part of the 2016 Summer Science Camp in Dillingham, Alaska.

Date: Nov. 19, 2021
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Online

Join the Interior Alaska Campus Friday, Nov. 19, at noon for “Centering Indigeneity in the Classroom: Nothing About Us Without Us.” This webinar will highlight the Drumbeats Alaska Consortium's culturally responsive, place-based curricula. Learn how the Drumbeats model centers the core values of Indigeneity in the classroom: responsibility, relationship, redistribution and reciprocity. The discussion will share a tip sheet, best practices in the classroom, and coursework to center Indigenous knowledge, voices, and ways of being. The panel will feature:

  • Barb (QasuGlana) Amarok — Inupiaq educator, Northwest Campus director, Drumbeats co-principal investigator)
  • Bruce Ervin — Upper Tanana Dene Athabascan graduate student, Interior Alaska Campus tribal stewardship and governance; Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development Alaska Native laws, governance and politics; Tanana Chiefs Conference tribal resources stewardship program 
  • Rev. Dr. Anna Frank — First Chief of Denakkanaaga, Alaska Commission on Aging, Fairbanks Native Association Elder advisor
  • Carrie Stevens — moderator, College of Rural and Community Development associate professor of tribal governance

Please register for the event here. For questions, contact Maggie King at