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Stacy Rasmus

Stacy Rasmus
Research associate professor

Stacy’s research focuses on understanding the intersections between culture, health, and well-being, and the role of resilience and protective factors in reducing health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native peoples. Her expertise is in social and behavioral sciences and has a broad background in medical anthropology and psychology with specific expertise in the translation of cultural … Continue reading Stacy Rasmus

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Beth Leonard
Associate professor of indigenous studies

Leonard’s current research includes efforts to create “safe” spaces for Indigenous students in higher education, Alaska Native teacher preparation, and teacher retention in Alaska. Indigenous research methodologies, Athabascan oral traditions, indigenous pedagogies and teacher preparation.

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Evon Peter
Vice chancellor of rural community and Native education

Evon is Gwich’in and Koyukon from Arctic Village. His international work includes participation in the Arctic Council and United Nations forum and has focused on implementing behavioral health, leadership and workforce development projects statewide.

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