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AFE 2022: Indigenous Alaskan Understandings of and Practices for Existential Continuity: Learning from the Past and Present
February 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sustainability is at the heart of many Alaska Native traditions. Indigenous Alaskans understood existence to require maintaining respectful relations with the other co-occupants (species) of their space through specific actions designed to make possible continuing relations into the future. This session will provide examples from Tlingit cultural beliefs and practices about how they conceived of and acted upon principles of relational sustainability in their engagement with salmon. Presenters will also share Ahtna practices and stories. Join us to learn more about the connection between sustainability and Indigenous Alaska traditions.
• Steve Langdon, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska Anchorage
• Wilson Justin, Cheesh’Na Tribal member, Ahtna Shareholder, Traditional Storyteller, Dine’ Althset’nay, Alaska Pacific University Advisory Council
Moderator: Crystal Leonetti, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service