Dual Credit: Giving Students a Jumpstart on College

Iḷisaġvik College and the North Slope Borough School District have joined together to create a program that provides high school students with courses that carry both high school and college credits. These programs can benefit students whether or not they chose to go on to post secondary education. Blake Frerking, who teaches the dual credit IC3 Internet and Computing Core Certification Program Learn More →

Tribal College Status: What Does it Mean?

Iḷisaġvik College recently became the first federally recognized tribal college in Alaska. But what does that really mean? And why is it so important? The history of tribal colleges can be traced back many decades to the Native American activism of the 1960s and 70s, combined with the social programs promoted by the federal government at that time. The purpose of a tribal college, as opposed to Learn More →

Growing Teachers for the Arctic

Martha Stackhouse says that in her position as the coordinator of Iḷisaġvik’s new Teachers for the Arctic program, she is motivated by a goal set over 30 years ago by the late Eben Hopson Sr. As mayor of the North Slope Borough, Hopson said he hoped to see a day when 70 percent of the North Slope Borough School District’s certified teachers were Iñupiaq. This percentage would match the district’s Learn More →

ASRC Federal Partners with Tuzzy Library

ASRC Federal and Iḷisaġvik College Work Together to Prepare Shareholders for a Future in Libraries and Information Management Ethel Toovak, who has been a regular patron of the Tuzzy Library since childhood, is now working there thanks to a grant from ASRC Federal. Iḷisaġvik College, in partnership with a grant program from ASRC Federal, is now training students who are ASRC shareholders in Learn More →

Guys Read Brings the Joy of Reading to Barrow 4th Graders

“Fun books!” “Cool readers!” and “I loved it!” were just a few of the exclamations from participating fourth grade boys about theGuys Read program held from October to December at Ipalook Elementary School in Barrow. Guys Read, a program piloted in Fairbanks schools, incorporates fun, guy-friendly books and adult male volunteer readers to show the kids that reading is a fun, masculine thing to Learn More →

Tumitchiat Report

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Iḷisaġvik College – Annual Report to the People 2010

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Fastest Man in Alaska Inspires Iḷisaġvik Students

Iḷisaġvik College hosted three Allied Health camps this summer to foster enthusiasm for healthy lifestyles as well as give students an overview of the many careers available in the health field. Supported by a grant from the North Slope Borough Health Department, students signed up to attend at no cost and receive academic credits for participating. The camps focused on encouraging students to Learn More →

Alaska-Mexico Interchange 2009

Iḷisaġvik establishes International links between Indigenous cultures What do communities in Mexico and Alaska have in common? Since 2006 students participating in Iḷisaġvik College’s Alaskan/ Mexican Indigenous Interchange summer program have been learning how to answer that question. Studying in three very different regions, they have been exploring how the issues facing Indigenous Learn More →

Northern House Built by Iḷisaġvik Students

It sounds like the dream every homeowner in a northern climate has at some point in their life – especially if they live in an area accessible only by plane, which can make material delivery costs almost prohibitively expensive.  The goal of the joint venture between Iḷisaġvik College, Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) was to Learn More →