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ERIC Number: EJ1146662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Oil and the Iñupiaq: Linking Industry and Education at Ilisagvik College
Brower, Pearl Kiyawn
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v28 n4 Sum 2017
Ilisagvik College's "tikisaksraq," or vision, is as follows: "Ikayuutauluta Nunaaqqiñun Suannaktaaglugit IIisagnikunlu Suragallasiñikunlu"--to help build strong communities through education and training. The "sivuniq", or mission, is to provide quality post-secondary academic, vocational, and technical education in a learning environment that perpetuates and strengthens Iñupiaq culture, language, values, and traditions. The college is dedicated to serving their students and developing a well-educated and trained workforce that meets the human resource needs of North Slope employers and the State of Alaska. With contributions from companies like ConocoPhillips, Alaska's only tribal college gives students the skills necessary to find jobs in the Arctic oil fields. In this article, the author briefly looks back at the history oil and the Inupiaq and discusses the partnership with ConocoPhillips.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
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