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Mission & Vision

Sivuniq: Mission

Iḷisaġvik College iḷisalluataġviqaqtitchiruq iḷisavsaallasiniġmun, savaaqallasiñiġmun suli sum savagnaġniŋagun iḷisaġviqaqhutiŋ sivunmun suli suaŋŋaktaallavlugu Iñupiat iñuuniaġusiat, Iñupiuraaġniŋat, piqpagiraŋisigun, suli piraġausiŋisigun.

Naparuq ikayuutauvłuni iḷisaqtuanun suli naupkaqługi iḷitchiḷḷuataŋaruat suli anniqsuutaullasiŋaruat savaktiksrat North Slope-miḷu state of Alaska-miḷu.

Iḷisaġvik College provides quality post-secondary academic, vocational and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.

It is dedicated to serving its students and developing a well-educated and trained workforce who meet the human resource needs of North Slope employers and the state of Alaska.


Tikisaksraq: Vision

Ikayuutauluta Nunaaqqiñun Suaŋŋaktaaġlugit Iḷisaġnikunlu Suraġallasiñikunlu.

To help build strong communities through education and training.

Iñupiaqatigiigñiq: Traditional Iñupiat Values

Elder teaches young girl how to stretch a seal skin.
  • Qiksiksrautiqaġniq Iñuuniaġvigmun – Respect for Nature
  • Aviktuaqatigiigñiq – Sharing
  • Iñupiuraallniq – Knowledge of Language
  • Paammaaġigñiq – Cooperation
  • Iḷagiigñiq – Family and Kinship
  • Piqpakkutiqaġniq suli Qiksiksrautiqaġniq Utuqqanaanun Allanullu – Love and Respect for Our Elders and One Another
  • Quvianġuniq – Humor
  • Anuniallaniq – Hunting Traditions
  • Nagliktuutiqaġniq – Compassion
  • Qiñuiññiq – Humility
  • Paaqlaktautaiññiq – Avoidance of Conflict
  • Ukpiqqutiqaġniq – Spirituality