Professors Paul Ongtooguk and Jackie Cason discuss Alaska Native voices and environmental conservation movements in Alaska. Topics include Alaska Village and Native Corporation jurisdictions, John Muir's legacy, the Sierra Club, and the book The Firecracker Boys by Dan O’Neill.
Paul Ongtooguk is the director of Alaska Native Studies at UAA. Amongst his many research projects, he designed and contributed to the websites alaskool.org and akhistorycourse.org. He currently teaches the course Alaska Tribes, Nations and People in AKNS. Jackie Cason is professor in the UAA Department of English. Her courses include Critical Thinking; Writing and Rhetoric; and Narrative Nonfiction. This event is held in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day,