Podcast and Archived Webinars


February 2022: Beyond Land Acknowledgements

In this special session, several Alaska Native educators engage participants in thoughtfully considering the role of higher education in the assimilation of Native students and extraction of Native knowledge to its own benefit, and uplift questions and ideas that help align efforts beyond land acknowledgements to the transformation of the relationship between universities and Native communities.

Here is a list of accompanying resources for this webinar:

Decolonization is not a metaphor  - Eve Tuck (Unangax̂) and K. Wayne Yang

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples – Linda Tuhiwai-Smith (Māori)

When Uŋalaqłiq Danced: Stories of Strength, Suppression & Hope - Ayyu Qassataq (Iñupiaq)

First Alaskans Institute webpage

Upcoming First Alaskans Institute Virtual Boarding School Tribunal and Summit

Indigenizing Education in Alaska with Professor Graham Smith Māori – discussion on development of the Māori education movement in New Zealand

Indigenous Self-Determination Over Education – Conscientization dialogue with Professor Graham Smith (Māori) and Bentham Ohia ((Māori)

Coffee and Quaq podcast: #Truthsgiving

Coffee and Quaq podcast: Decolonization

Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education Handbook - Ilarion Merculieff (Unangax̂)and Libby Roderick (UAA)

Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies - Renee Linklater

Native American and Indigenous Studies at Penn

Natives at Penn

Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education) – Leilani Sabzalian (Sugpiaq)

Decolonizing Research:  Indigenous Storytelling as Methodology, ed. Archibald, Lee-Morgan, De Santalo; foreword by Linda Smith

Education Indigenous to Place:  Western Science Meets Native Reality  Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Ray Barnhardt

First Nations and Higher Education:  The Four R’s – Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, Responsibility V. Kirkness and R. Barnhardt

Alaska Native Cultures and Issues:  Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. Ed. L. Roderick

“With a Vision Beyond Our Immediate Needs:  Oral Traditions in an Age of Literacy,” Elsie Mather

The music video shared at the beginning of the webinar is Qacung Stephen Blanchett (Yup’ik) singing Our Stories


September 2021: Decolonizing Academe and Decolonizing Your Dialogue

Watch Dr. Rodney Coates and Dr. Stephen John Quaye discuss their frameworks to decolonize academic settings.


Watch DDNRC Board Members Jen Ball, Kelly Maxwell, Brighid Dwyer, and Jacki Rodriguez discuss how Coates and Quaye’s decolonizing framework can be applied to dialogue work.


In Fall 2020, the DDNRC hosted three webinars with Princeton University on a variety of topics, from the virtual campus to a facilitator's tool box. You can access these discussions below:

August 2020

Returning to the (Virtual) Campus: Activism, Anti-racism, and Transforming Community


September 2020

Turning Dialogue into Action: How to Make Systemic Change


November 2020

Building a Facilitator Tool Box: Honing dialogue skills to navigate pre- and post-election tensions

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