LISTEN: The future of Native education

Lorina Warren teaches her Yup’ik immersion kindergarten class (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

Stories of trauma, lost lives and erased connections to culture from the era of Native boarding schools have rippled out globally in recent weeks. Those forced separations ended long ago, but the effects on people and tribal communities continue. What’s the best way forward for achieving a well-rounded education without losing the cultural foundations that help young people thrive?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Paul Ongtooguk, former director of Alaska Native Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Lynda Prince, Social Studies teacher, Bartlett High School

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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