• Understory 2012

      Giraldo, Shelley; Morse, Cheyenne; Kolzoff, William; Duong, Quoc; Farmer, Robin; Rychetnik, Julie; Magly, Michelle; Diesher, Rebecca; Perry, Kylie; Obermarck, Philip; et al. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-05-01)
      Understory’s roots dig back to 1986, where a small creative arts journal titled Inklings began in the Anchorage Community College. Since then, the process of this journal’s production has evolved in many ways. Understory 2012 was in danger of going unpublished until many UAA students volunteered their time and support. Volunteer commitment to the preservation of such an important creative outlet to UAA students made this journal possible. It fills us with such gratification and happiness to see undergraduates, graduates, and faculty working together across disciplines to produce a creative work. Understory received a multitude of submissions this year, over 160 individual works of art, poetry, and prose. Such numbers always prove that Understory remains a valuable and important part of an undergraduate’s time here at UAA. Though all submissions this year stood out in some way, a few shone through as achievements of mastery. We wish to acknowledge and thank Caitlin Smith, whose work “Lantern Head” won the Understory Cover Award and Shelley Giraldo, whose piece, “Leda” won the Turnagain Arts Award. We would like to acknowledge the life and death of Hayden Carruth (1921 - 2008). In 1998, Hayden Carruth donated his poem “Springtime, 1998” to Inklings as “a gesture of thanks” to the community. This began the long tradition of the Hayden Carruth Award, an annual poetry prize given to one student featured in the journal. This year, the Hayden Carruth Award goes to Quoc Duong for his poem “Writer’s Complex.” We also wish to acknowledge Cheyenne Morse, whose short story “Gypsy Glass” received the Understory Literary Award. We wish to apologize to UAA alumni John Kendall, whose story “Son of a Thousand Fathers” was sadly missed in Understory 2011. This year, we have featured his story at the closing of this issue. We want to thank all the volunteers who sacrificed their mornings, afternoons, and evenings to help assemble Understory 2012. This journal would not exist without their dedication. — The Editors
    • Understory 2013

      Rychetnik, Julie; Duong, Quoc; Klusewitz, Chelsea; Selmont, Joseph; Morgan, Danielle; Addington, Jessica; Murakami, Julia; Deisher, Rebecca; Roosdett, Jenna; Dowdy, Brianna; et al. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-05-01)
      Understory is an annual publication sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The journal showcases literary and artistic works by undergraduates, provides students with practical experience in producing a literary journal, and fosters relationships between Graduate and Undergraduate students and faculty.
    • Understory 2014

      Bourne, Douglass; KelleyRose, Caitlin; Caprioli, Matthew; Roosdett, Jenna; Gottlob, Alecia; Morgan, Aubrey; Arend, Bailey; Schapira, Elise; Morgan, Danielle; Gaskins, Ian; et al. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-05-01)
      “Art is the struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.” —Iris Murdoch Indeed, when we embark on any creative adventure it is with the purpose of conveying a certain truth; an emotion, an idea that brings us together and reminds us of the innate consciousness that dwells within. Understory is emblematic of this; where individuals intent on honing their craft can join others to become a part of something greater, their work immortalized to become a time capsule. Decades from now a volume of Understory may be discovered on a dusty bookshelf in some forgotten corner and the lucky explorer who finds it shall be enlightened by pages of gold. We, as editors of Understory 2014, have worked very hard this year to put together a journal that showcases the very best of the University of Alaska Anchorage undergraduate student work. We hope you enjoy your journey through this issue as much as we have enjoyed ours. Thank you to the English and Art Departments, for the staff and faculty’s unerring support of our club; to Provost Baker, for seeing and believing in the vision of Understory; and to our club’s faculty advisor, Douglass Bourne, for his guidance and tireless assistance. Finally, thank you to the wonderful students who submit such excellent work each year. Without your passion for the arts, we would not be here.
    • Monty's Bridge to Tomorrow (モンティの明日への架け橋)

      Harada, Hiroko; Ushida, Eiko; Kataoka, Hiroko; Izumi, Yuruka; Douglas, Masako; Chinen, Kiyomi; Tokuda, Junko; Masuyama, Kazue; Murakami, Chisato; 原田宏子; et al. (2014-07-04)
      本書の「モンティの明日への架け橋」は、2011 年3 月11 日の東日本大震災の津波で亡 くなったアラスカ大学アンカレジ校(University of Alaska Anchorage [UAA]) の卒業生、 モントゴメリー・ディクソン(モンティ)を記念して作成されました。モンティは、 UAA で日本語を専攻して2009 年に卒業し、その夏JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) プログラムで 岩手県陸前高田市に派遣され、外国語指導助手(ALT)として、地元の小 中学校の英語教育に従事しました。日本文化をこよなく愛し、地元の住民の方々と家族 のように交わり、「モンティ先生」として親しまれていました。津波に流される数時間 前には司馬遼太郎の「世のために尽くした人の一生ほど、美しいものはない」の英訳を 書き残しています。26 歳でした。 この震災では、もう一人のJETALT、バージニアのランドルフ・メイコン大学出身のテ イラー・アンダーソンさんが石巻で津波の犠牲となりました。国際交流基金日米センタ ー(Center for Global Partnership [CGP]) では両氏の出身校において記念事業を実施し、 その一環として、UAA には2012 年に「モントゴメリー・ディクソン日本語日本文化教 育センター」(Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language & Culture) が設立されま した。当センター企画の「モンティの明日への架け橋」の教科書の企画は2013 年と 2014 年の二年間に渡るCGP の助成金により実現しました。 本書は、カリフォルニア大学サン・ディエゴ校の牛田英子、ならびにカリフォルニア州 立大学ロングビーチ校の片岡裕子の監修の元、9 人の日本語教師によって執筆され、大 学レベルの日本語中上級を対象に作成されています。陸前高田市で無料の英語教室を開 講していたモンティの精神にのっとり、オンラインで無料配布いたします。多くの教 師・学生の皆さんに利用していただき、「太平洋の架け橋」となるというモンティの夢 を皆で実現していくことを心から願っています。
    • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Cross-Cultural Research

      Barnhardt, Ray (2015-03-06)
      The initiatives outlined in this article are intended to advance our understanding of cultural processes as they occur in diverse community contexts, as well as contribute to the further conceptualization, critique, and development of indigenous knowledge systems in their own right. Just as those same initiatives have drawn from the experiences of indigenous peoples from around the world, the organizations and personnel associated with this article have played a lead role in developing the emerging theoretical and evidentiary underpinnings on which the associated research is based. The expansion of the knowledge base that is associated with the interaction between western science and indigenous knowledge systems will contribute to an emerging body of scholarly work regarding the critical role that local observations and indigenous knowledge can play in deepening our understanding of human and ecological processes, particularly in reference to the experiences of indigenous peoples. This article addresses issues of relevance to underserved populations in Alaska and other geographic regions inhabited by indigenous peoples. It provides a much-needed impetus toward organizing research and education support structures that contribute to the broadening of an infrastructure fostering the use of multiple knowledge systems and diverse approaches to research. The international scope of the initiatives described provides multiple benefits derived from the economies of scale associated with linking numerous small-scale populations, as well as increased applicability of outcomes associated with the extensive opportunities for cross-cultural comparison.
    • 2015 Alaska Native Studies Conference Program

      Alaska Native Studies Conference Organizing Committee (2015-03-06)
    • Alaska Native Studies 2015 Foreword

      Topkok, Sean Asiqłuq (2015-03-06)
      The 2014 Alaska Native Studies Council (ANSC) Conference was held in March in Fairbanks, Alaska. There were approximately 300 conference participants from local, statewide, and national attendees. The participants were scholars, Elders, students, and organizations who promote a deeper and more sustained commitment to integrating Indigenous perspectives into a variety of educational settings. The Alaska Native Studies Council’s mission is to identify, develop, and implement Native‐focused curricula, to promote and publish Alaska Nativerelated research and pedagogical strategies, and to develop a strategic plan to help us attain these goals.
    • Why Did They Do That? An exploration of explanations as to why Europeans behave as they have towards Native People

      Kaliss, Tony (2015-03-06)
      The purpose of this paper is to encourage deeper understanding of the Native- European interaction by focusing on the question of Why Europeans acted as they did towards Native peoples. I encourage this because I'm not satisfied with the answers I have seen to this question, because answering it is central to understanding the Native- European interaction, and, lastly, because exploring and answering this Why has become timely and essential. Being dissatisfied, it follows I provide my own Why answer--and I do so below. However, it became clear in developing this paper that just as important, perhaps even more so for encouraging a deeper understanding, is an exploration of the process of how this basic question has been approached. This led me to several other Why questions: Why hasn't the basic issue of European motivations been more fully explored, considering the enormous amount that has been said and written about the Native- European interaction? Why have so few writers, Native or non-Native, even asked Why? Why do people begin to ask Why at a certain point in time and not another? And why are the Why's offered inadequate--in my opinion? All this led me to structure the paper as follows. First are some comments about levels of knowledge. Second, I report on a survey of the works of 14 writers in which it might be expected that the Why question would be taken up, which means discussing both the absence and the presence of Why answers. Third, I critique the several Whys I did find. Fourth, I give my own Why answer. And Fifth, I suggest some reasons why the Why question has not been more asked or explored.
    • Understory 2015

      Bourne, Douglass; Morgan, Danielle; Ariah, Jade; Olsson, Wolfgang Q.; Swanson, Cody; Conklin, Beth; Rennie, Jovell; Foran, Robert W.; Maxim, Victoria; McCarver, Jessica; et al. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-05-01)
      Understory is an annual publication supported by the Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Special thanks go to former Provost Elisha “Bear” Baker for his generous support of Understory and to LitSite for funding the prizes and helping with general operating costs. The journal showcases literary and artistic works by undergraduates, provides students with practical experience in producing a literary journal, and fosters relationships between graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.
    • 2014 Alaska Native Studies Conference Program

      UAS Organizing Committee (2015-08-20)
    • About the Authors

      ANSC (2015-08-20)
    • Alaska Native-focused Teacher Preparation Programs: What have we learned?

      Tetpon, Bernice; Hirshberg, Diane; Leary, Audrey; Hill, Alexandra (2015-08-20)
    • Comments of Appreciation and Admiration for Dr. Richard Dauenhauer In Memory of Richard Dauenhauer

      Williams, Maria Shaa Tláa; Barnhardt, Ray; Olson, Marie “Kaayistaan”; Breinig, Jeane T'áaw xíwaa; Dabaluz, Gail; Jones, Alberta (2015-08-20)
    • Front Matter

      ANSC (2015-08-20)
    • Preface

      UAS Organizing Committee (2015-08-20)