Workshops strive to increase Native/non-Native understanding

Just because we use the same language, doesn’t mean we speak the same way. Sometimes the speaking style of different ethnic groups – such as Native and Non-Native – blocks effective communication. Len Anderson reports about an effort to reduce Native/non-Native conversational misunderstandings.

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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Government and Entitlements

  • Oct. 21, noon – 1 pm. Location, Cook Inlet Tribal Council at 3600 San Jeronimo Drive. Addresses common myths and misconceptions about Alaska Native health care, education and other outcomes of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and other federal legislation.

Interethnic Communication

  • Oct. 22, noon-1 pm. Location, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 4000 Ambassador Drive. Participants will learn to recognize and appreciate the different styles of communication among Alaska’s cultures and learn how to avoid misunderstandings that often result from language barriers.