Feb.27 Presenters: First Alaskans Institute

First Alaskans Institute

“We love who we are as distinct societies of Indigenous peoples and believe that what is good for Alaska Native people is good for all Alaskans.

In what ways could the education system – pre-K through postsecondary and beyond – be strengthened if it included the true histories and vast knowledge of Indigenous peoples and communities of color?

We invite you to think critically about decolonizing and indigenizing the education system for the benefit of all Alaskans, and discuss a path forward for the future of education in our great state.”



  • Karla Gatgyedm Hana’ax Booth, Indigenous Leadership Continuum Director
  • Kacey Qunmiġu Hopson, Indigenous Knowledge Advocate
  • Angela Łot’oydaatlno Gonzalez, Indigenous Communications Manager
  • Melissa Silugngataanit’sqaq Borton, Indigenous Advancement Director
  • Ayyu Qassataq, Vice President & Indigenous Operations Director”