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Kenai Peninsula College has a long history of reviving Alaska Native languages, beginning
with Professor Alan Boraas' work with the legendary Peter Kalifornsky (1911-1993),
a self-taught writer and ethnographer of the Dena'ina Athabaskan, to document and
preserve the Dena'ina spoken language.
Students are currently able to complete a minor in Alaska Native Studies entirely at KPC. Courses are staggered between the fall and spring semesters so careful planning must be done to ensure required courses are all completed in the shortest time possible. Some courses are offered in video conference format making them available online to students who are not attending the Kenai River Campus.
Alaska Native language courses offered include: