UAF offers ANCSA classes

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is offering distance-delivered courses on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) for the fall 2009 semester. UAF is holding the two classes through the Alaska Native & Rural Development Department of their College of Rural & Community Development.

The first class, “Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Land Claims in the 21st Century,” is a one-credit Web-based general overview course that is intended to be an introduction to the history and development of ANCSA. This class runs from Oct. 5 through Dec. 18. Interested persons can call (888) 574-6528 to learn how to register and for more information.

The second class, “Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to present,” is a full semester three-credit upper division/graduate course that provides an advanced overview and analysis of ANCSA. The course features guest speakers such as Willie Hensley, John Borbridge, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris and others who were involved in ANCSA’s creation. The course will be conducted online and by audio conference. The class started on Sept. 9 and will conclude on Dec. 18.