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The Alaska Native Knowledge Network

The Alaska Native Knowledge Network is designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia. The Alaska Federation of Natives and the University of Alaska, with support from the National Science Foundation, have formed the Alaska Native/Rural Education Consortium to provide support for the integration of Alaska Native knowledge and ways of knowing into the educational systems of Alaska. Anyone wishing to participate in the Alaska Native Knowledge Network or contribute to the development of the resources in this knowledge base is encouraged to contact the ANKN Coordinator at (907) 474-5086, or send an email message to For inquiries regarding the Alaska Native/Rural Education Consortium, contact Frank Hill, Alaska Federation of Natives at (907) 274-3611, or email to

One great resource in the Alaska Native Knowledge website is a set of Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge. It is intended for native elders, authors, educators, writers, publishers, photographers, filmmakers, administrators, curriculum developers, researchers, language specialists, illustrators, community organizers and the general public.