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Iñupiaq Studies

Iñupiaq Studies

Honor your past while training for your future.

The Iñupiaq Studies program offers students an opportunity to pursue an Associate of Arts degree or certification focused on Iñupiaq culture and language. The program incorporates the history, values, traditions, and knowledge of the Iñupiat to enhance student learning.

The program is designed to accommodate full and part-time students. Students may begin at any point and may take classes for which they meet the prerequisites. Students will be able to develop objects of art in the Iñupiaq style using at least three different media, achieve and advance their capability to understand and then respond back in semi-fluent, if not fluent Iñupiaq, and demonstrate an increased understanding of the relationship of Iñupiaq culture to the land, sea, and animals.

Programs Offered

  • Certificate, Iñupiaq Fine Arts
  • Certificate, Iñupiaq Language I
  • Certificate, Iñupiaq Language II
  • Associate of Arts, Iñupiaq Studies

Potential Careers

Just a few of the potential career paths: Freeland Craftsman, Tourism Industry, Village Liasion, Iñupiaq Language Teacher, Admin Position at the Heritage Center, Admin Positions at North Slope Borough and much MORE!