Alaska Native Governance

Examine Alaskan Native tribal, village, corporate, and regional governance systems with their distinct and overlapping concerns, and explore strategies to evaluate, advance, and reform policies affecting Alaska and the Arctic.


The BA in Alaska Native Governance (ANGov) provides an interdisciplinary framework within which to examine the distinct and overlapping governance systems of Alaskan Tribal, village, corporate, and regional entities. In the ANGov program, students identify principles and theories of governance and increase understandings of civil society and responsive democracy. Students explore strategies to evaluate, advance, and/or reform governance and policy. Historical events are examined that have led to current governance systems, with appreciation in particular for how Tribal, international, and corporate governance relate to issues of self-determination for Alaska Native peoples.  Most importantly, students develop leadership skills to sustain Alaska Natives, their communities, and their governing entities.

Program details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionAlaska Pacific University
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesPolitical science and civics
Tagsindigenous studiesalaska
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