Working Effectively With Alaskan Natives (NRCS-NEDC-000147)
This course is for field personnel to provide awareness and basic understanding of the culture, history, and protocol of Alaska Natives and their land. Delivery is provided in a classroom setting, usually in a Native setting or during an Alaska Native gathering event. The session, taught predominantly by Alaska Native instructors, is designed to sensitize and inform. Participants experience facets of Native culture, i.e. song and dance, food, and games, as well as interaction with elders and tribal representatives.
As a result of this training the participants will be able to:
Describe a ‘time-line’ of significant historical events in the Alaskan Native culture
Describe significant actions regarding the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Describe significant actions regarding the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
Distinguish and describe different cultural and language groups and their general location
Describe different cultural, spiritual and environmental beliefs
Describe various Alaska Native Entities
List various contemporary issues of Alaska Natives
Identify and describe cross cultural communication protocol
Identify and describe your role in a more effective working relationship with Alaska Natives
All employees and conservation partners working either directly or indirectly with Native Alaskans.