Our guest this morning on Our Community was Angie Demma, von der Heydt Museum Interpretation Specialist - and she shared about the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center's Continuing Education Program.
An event coming up November 22nd features Alaska Native Studies and Alaskan Dinosaurs.
Another event mentioned was a film and panel November 30th, called Keep Talking. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Auditorium
Directed by Karen Weinberg, “Keep Talking” was shot in Kodiak and Anchorage over five years and follows the efforts of Alaska Native women as they work to preserve their endangered language.
The upcoming November 22nd event includes a morning session with Dr. Beth Leonard, who is an expert on Indigenous Knowledge systems and methodologies, specifically Deg Xinag oral traditions. Dr. Leonard, who is professor in the University of Alaska system and Director of Alaska Native Studies at UAA and extensive history with UAF, will talk about oral histories in an academic context.
The second half of the session is full of Alaskan dinosaurs, with University of Alaska Fairbanks paleontologist Patrick Druckenmiller talks about recent discoveries related to "Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline," which is an exhibition also at the Museum.