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.

Books & Articles by Current Keynote Speakers

Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square. Edited by Alayna Eagle Shield, Django Paris, Rae Paris, and Timothy San Pedro. Routledge, 2020. (Buy - Use Code SS540 at check-out for a 40% discount)

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)

“Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice.” By Django Paris. Educational Researcher, 41, 93-97, 2012. (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)

Critical Culturally Sustaining/Revitalizing Pedagogy and Indigenous Education Sovereignty.” By Teresa L. McCarty and Tiffany  S. Lee. Harvard Educational Review, 84(1), 101-124. 2014. (PDF)

Indigenous Bilingual and Revitalization-Immersion Education in Canada and the USA.” By Onowa McIvor and Teresa McCarty. Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Vol. 3 (3rd ed.). Springer, 2016. (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)

“Pugtallgutkellriit: Developing Researcher Identities in a Participatory Action Research Collaborative.” By Sabine Siekmann, Joan Parker Webster, Sally Angass'aq Samson, Catherine Keggutailnguq Moses, Panigkaq Agatha John-Shields and Sheila Cingarkaq Wallace. Journal of American Indian Education, Vol. 58, No. 1-2, Spring & Summer 2019.

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

“Yupiunrirngaitua/The skirt I refuse to wear.” By Panigkaq Agatha John-Shields. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Issues of Language, Culture, and Power, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017.

“Sustaining Place, Language, & Culture Together.” By Flora Ayuluk, James Ayuluk, Susie Friday, Cathy Coulter, Agatha John-Shields, Mary T. Matchian, Kathryn Ohle, Lillian Olson, Irasema Ortega, Phillip Tulim, and Lisa Unin. Science Education Journal of Civic Engagement, 2015. (PDF)

Books by Past Keynote Speakers

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

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)

Alaska Native Education Recommended Reads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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)

 “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.

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