Alutiiq Studies

Offering new courses, services, facility renovations, and trainings to enhance Native student success at Kodiak College.

Native Student Services

Mentoring, tutoring, financial aid guidance, academic advising, and other services are available to Native students and others enrolled in Alutiiq Studies courses.

Contact Steve Rounsaville for more information on how we can help you reach your educational goals!

E-Learning tech support is also available through John Beale.

2015/2016 Courses

In Fall 2015:

  • AKNS A101E - Elem. Alutiiq Lang. I 
  • AKNS A240 - Alaska Native Cultural Orientation: Alutiiq
  • AKNS A109D - Alutiiq Orthography
  • Other Courses TBA!  

Spring 2016 and beyond: AKNS A101E, 102E, 109D planned for each semester. Other classes TBA. Contact April Counceller for additional info!

Alaska Native Studies Academic Programs

Students can now earn an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alutiiq Language or Minor in Alaska Native Studies! These programs are ideal for individuals working in language programs, teachers, and employees in tribes, Native organizations and Native corporations.

Contact April Counceller for information about this classes and future certificates in development.

The Title III Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project has established an Alutiiq Studies program at Kodiak College. This 5-year project (Fall 2011- 2016) is developing new courses in Alutiiq language and culture, many of which are available by distance delivery (e-learning).

 In addition to new academic offerings, the project enhances the support network available to Native students through advocacy, mentorship, and learning communities. The campus is becoming more conducive to Alutiiq culture, through creation of culturally-relevant signage, learning and gathering spaces, and training of faculty and staff in Alutiiq culture and education issues.

Project Staff:

April Counceller, Ph.D is Project Activity Director and Assistant Professor of Alutiiq Language and Culture. Contact April for information about the project goals and activities, or to sign up for Alutiiq Language classes.

Katie St. John is the Project Manager, who administers all financial aspects of the project, oversees project goals and objectives, and reports on the project to the Department of Education.

Steve Rounsaville is the Native Student Advocate, coordinating all aspects of Native Student Services.

John Beale wears two hats. He serves as the Distance Education Support Technician and Data Collection Technician.

Mentors Candace Branson and Peggy Azuyak are available at regular times and by special appointment to provide support, tutoring and mentoring to students.

Financial Aid:

Alaska Native/American Indian Financial Aid Resources