Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Mixes Traditional Knowledge with Western Academics

Part II. A Special Look at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

As the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage begins its second year, its teachers and staff are preparing even more ways to mix traditional knowledge with western academics.

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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Guiding Native Values
Respect for elders
Honor the ancestors
Respect for family, self and others
Preserve and pass on traditional ways of knowing
Responsibility, hard work, and endurance
Compassion, dignity and humility
Humor, cooperation and caring
Knowledge of and respect for nature
Knowledge of language
Wisdom
Self-sufficiency