Video: Alaska Native Heritage Month Reception

On Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Student Union Cafeteria, students, staff, faculty and members of the public enjoyed a delicious lunch of Native foods that included salmon, caribou stew, green vegetables, fry bread, and berries with whipped cream.

The program was moderated by Dr. Maria Williams, Director of Alaska Native Studies. Marilyn Balluta gave the Dena’ina Blessing followed by remarks from UAA Chancellor Tom Case, a special message from the CIRI President and CEO Margaret L. Brown, and UAA student leaders, Polly Andrews and Warren Jones. The Native Student Council hosted a wonderful Native Dress Review, followed by a performance from the Sivuqaq Dancers.