Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021, wrapped up last week with a record turnout of 399 registered participants. The conference featured 13 sessions with over 80 presenters from 8 countries including the United States, Canada, Norway, Wales, France, England, Scotland, and Japan. Presentations covered a broad range of topics from the fields of ethnobotany, rescue archaeology, museums and artistic practices, community-based participatory research, and other timely issues facing our communities. We were honored to host two renowned keynote speakers, Dr. E.J.R. David (University of Alaska Anchorage) and Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia Univrsity), who addressed critical issues of equity, self-representation, and indigenous sovereignty.
The theme of this year’s conference, Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries, spoke to emerging opportunities within the virtual world to diminish barriers, including physical distance and financial limitations, and to increase access to learning and educational resources. It was excellent to see that the online conference encouraged and supported such a high level of student participation, diverse voices, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Thank you to our invaluable sponsors, conference committee, volunteers, session organizers, presenters, and participants who contributed your experience and voices to create an online annual meeting that was both memorable and meaningful.
The #AkAA virtual 2021 conference program and resources shared during the conference are available on the AkAA website at: www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/
Best wishes for the coming spring!
Alaska Anthropological Association
The Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter Vol. 47, No. 1 is now available. Happy reading!
The #AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program is now available! Please click here to download a copy of the program.
The #AkAA virtual 2021 Schedule at a Glance is now online! Please click here to download a copy of the schedule.
Dear Anthropology Colleagues,
Online registration is now open for the 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries. The conference will take place via Zoom from March 1-5, 2021and is free to all registered participants. Please register via the Zoom link below. The schedule and program will be available on the Alaska Anthropological Association website: https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/
We hope you will join us for an exciting week of presentations and conversations!
Register for #AkAA virtual 2021: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqceuopzstGNS3MMRXbPRB9hPRxHQ9uPMY
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Alaska Anthropological Association
The Alaska Anthropological Association partnered with Exhibit AK in Juneau, AK to create a conference logo for #AkAA virtual 2021 as well as modern and sleek track icons for the annual conference program. Sincere appreciation to Exhibit AK for their generous in-kind contribution that helped to finance the graphic design work. Check out the stunning results by Exhibit AK on our website and visit them on Facebook to learn more about their innovative company.
The Alaska Anthropological Association is honored to welcome Dr. E.J.R. David and Dr. Heather Igloliorte as the keynote speakers for #AkAA virtual 2021! Learn more about these distinguished speakers on our website.
The call for nominations for the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors is now open! We are seeking organized and enthusiastic individuals who will bring innovative ideas and energy to the Association.
Five board positions including President will be open in 2021 and each position will serve a two-year term. The Board of Directors holds a regular meeting once a month and, among other duties, develops the Association’s annual budget, grants scholarships and awards, distributes the Alaska Journal of Anthropology, manages the Association website and social media, and helps to coordinate the Annual Meeting.
Please nominate yourself or any willing volunteer to serve on the board by emailing a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in serving to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com The nomination period will close on January 15, 2021. Prior board experience is not required but nominees must be current members of the Association. You can learn more about the Board of Directors here.
Voting on board positions will take place via email from January 25-February 15, 2021. Only votes of current members will be counted. Please renew your membership prior to voting. New Board members will begin their terms in March 2021 in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting (#AkAA virtual 2021).
We hope you will consider joining the team and helping to guide the Association forward!
Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors
The Call for Sessions and Individual Presentations for #AkAA virtual 2021 is now open! The Alaska Anthropological Association will be holding its 48th Annual Meeting from March 1-5, 2021 as a free virtual conference via Zoom (#AkAA virtual 2021). The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries. We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in a variety of media, including papers, posters, storytelling, film, panel discussions, and multi-media performances. https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/