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The Alaska Historical Society Lecture and Discussion Series: Alaska Native Sovereignty

October 19, 2023

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE EVENT- Free and open to the public. Please use the museum’s 7th Avenue entrance.

For those who prefer to join virtually on Crowdcast, here is the link to register. Those attending in person do not need to register:

This is the first of a four-part lecture and panel series about major public policy issues facing Alaska. The sessions, scheduled at the Anchorage Museum, are designed to combat the often willful distortion of history and create a more productive environment in which to arrive at sound public policy.
The first program, entitled “Alaska Native Sovereignty,” will consider the history of the relationship between Native groups and the federal government. The landmark 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was broadly seen as the settlement of longstanding Alaska Native land claims. Some contend the act greatly limits Native sovereignty, while others point to Native assertion of sovereignty in self-government and active management of vital services such as health care delivery.
The first program will feature three experts on Alaska Native sovereignty: Alex Cleghorn, David S. Case, and Rosita Kaaháni Worl. The moderator is William Schneider, oral historian, anthropologist, and professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The panel will discuss the topic at hand and take questions from both a live and on-line audience. Alaska students are encouraged to participate.

Alaska Historical Society

Anchorage, AK, 99510

The Alaska Historical Society is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaska history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage. Governed by a 15-member board of directors, the Society provides a forum and a vehicle to achieve these goals. AHS is a membership organization with 480+ members.