Book & Article Resources

The books and articles listed below were recommended by conference attendees and featured speakers.

For more resources, view Sealaska Heritage’s publications here, which include the award-winning Baby Raven Reads series for children, the four-volume Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature series, and the Box of Knowledge series.

Cultural Appropriation

Integrating Native Arts, Culture, Language, and History into Schools


Books & Articles by Current Keynote Speakers

Kumu Hula: Challenging Journey of a Hula Master by Minoru Yanagihashi and Leiola Aquino Galla . Xulon Press, December 2019. (Buy)

Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History. Edited by Dr. Martha Black, Dr. Lorne Hammond and Dr. Gavin Hanke with Nikki Sanchez. The Royal British Columbia Museum, June 2020. (Buy)

“‘If I Could Speak Navajo, I’d Definitely Speak It 24/7’: Diné Youth Language Consciousness, Activism, and Reclamation of Diné Identity,” by Dr. Tiffany Lee in Diné Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought. University of Arizona Press, May 2014. (Buy)

“‘You should learn who you are through your culture’: Transformative educational possibilities for Native American Youth in New Mexico by Dr. Tiffany Lee and Nancy López, in Cultural Transformations: Youth and the Pedagogies of Possibility. Harvard Education Press, November 2013. (Buy)

“Early and Emergent Literacy Practices as a Foundation for Hawaiian Language Medium Education” by Candace Galla and William “Pila” Wilson  in Teaching Writing to Children in Indigenous Languages. Routledge, 2019. (Buy)

“Digital Realities of Indigenous Language Revitalization: A Look at Hawaiian Language Technology in the Modern World,” by Candace Galla in Language & Literacy, Special Issue, 20(3). (PDF

“Materials Development for Indigenous Language Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy, Praxis and Possibilities” by Candace Galla in Handbook of Indigenous Education. Springer, May 2019. (Buy)

Books & Articles Past Keynote Speakers

Alaska Native Cultures and Issues: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. Edited by Libby Roderick. University of Alaska Press, 2010. (Buy)

Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders, 3rd ed. Edited by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri-Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell. Corwin, 2009. (Buy)

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. By Zaretta Hammond. Corwin, 2014. (Buy)

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World. Edited by Django Paris and H. Samy Alim. Teachers College Press, 2017. (Buy)

Indigenous Youth and Multilingualism: Language Identity, Ideology, and Practice in Dynamic Cultural Worlds. Edited by Leisy Wyman, Teresa L. McCarty, and Sheilah E. Nicholas. ‎Routledge, August 2013. (Buy)

Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education.  By Libby Roderick and Ilarion Merculieff. University of Alaska Press, 2000. (Buy) (PDF)

“Tangerqengiaraucaraq (Being Present).” By Panigkaq Agatha John-Shields. University of Alaska Fairbanks, August 2018. (PDF)

Unfolding Futures: Indigenous Ways of Knowing for the Twenty-first Century.” Edited by Philip J. Deloria, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Mark Neil Trahant, Loren Ghiglione, Douglas L. Medin, and Ned Blackhawk. Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 147(2), 2018. (PDF)

A World of Indigenous Languages: Politics, Pedagogies, and Prospects for Language Reclamation. Edited by Teresa L. McCarty, Sheilah E. Nicholas, and Gillian Wigglesworth. Multilingual Matters, 2019. (Buy)

Alaska Native Education Recommended Reads

Alaska Native Education: Views From Within. Edited by Ray Barhardt and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010. (Buy)

Alternative Forms of Knowing (in) Mathematics: Celebrations of Diversity of Mathematical Practices. Edited by Swapna Mukhopadhyay and  Wolff-Michael Roth, Springer, 2012. (Buy)

Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir. By Ernestine Hayes. University of Arizona Press, 2006. (Buy)

Children’s Environmental Identity Development: Negotiating Inner and Outer Tensions in Natural World Socialization. By Carie Green. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers. 2018.  (Buy) (Project website)

Ciulirnerunak Yuuyaqunak/Do Not Live Without an Elder: The Subsistence Way of Life in Southwest Alaska. By Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden. University of Washington Press, 2016. (Buy)

“Contemporary Indigenous Education: A Nature-Centered American Indian Philosophy for a 21st Century World.” By Gregory Cajete and Santa Clara Pueblo. Futures, 42, 1126-1132, 2010.

The Continuum of Literacy in Native American Classrooms.” By Ofelia Zepedea. The Bilingual Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 5-15. 1995. (PDF)

Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching: Classroom to Community and Back. By Steffen Saifer, et al. Corwin, second edition, 2010. (Buy)

Culture in the Classroom. SERRC (Southeast Regional Resource Center), 2015. (Buy)

Ellavut/Our Yup'ik World and Weather: Continuity and Change on the Bering Sea Coast. By Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden, University of Washington Press, 2012. (Buy)

“Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Alaska Native Ways of Knowing.” By Ray Barnhardt Angayuqaq and Oscar Kawagley. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36 8-23, 2005. (PDF)

Juneau (Images of America). By Ernestine Hayes. Arcadia Publishing, 2013. (Buy)

“Nutemllarput, Our Very Own.” By Theresa Arevgaq John, Ph.D. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 32, 57-72, 2009. (PDF)

The Power of Making Thinking Visible. By Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church. Jossey-Bass, 2020. (Buy)

Qanruyuteput Iinruugut: Our Teachings Are Medicine. Edited by Alice Rearden, Freda Jimmie, Veronica Kaganak, and David Chanar. Alaska Native Language Center, 2009. (Buy)

“Suspending Damage: A Letter to Communities.” By Eve Tuck. Harvard Educational Review, Fall 2009. (PDF)

The Tao of Raven. By Ernestine Hayes. University of Washington Press, 2016. (Buy)

“Teaching/Learning Across Cultures: Strategies for Success.” By Ray Barnhardt. Sharing Our Pathways, March/April 1997. (PDF)

“Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity.” By Geneva Gay. Curriculum Inquiry, 43, 48-70, 2013.

Wise Words of the Yup’ik people: We Talk to You Because We Love You. By Ann Fienup-Riordan. University of Washington Press, 2005 (Buy)

A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit. By Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley. Waveland Press, 2006. (Buy)

Yuungaqpiallerput/The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival. By Ann Fienup-Riordan. University of Washington Press, 2007. (Buy)

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being. By Harold Napoleon. Alaska Native Knowledge Network. 1996. (Buy) (PDF)