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2007 Getting Behind the Numbers

The American Community Survey (ACS) & Alaska Natives is an issue paper explains what the ACS is, how it is different than the decennial census, what Alaska Natives need to know about the ACS, and what Alaska Natives should be doing in regards to this new demographic gathering tool.

Ashley E. Anderson was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Melanie Millhorn and Patrick Anderson. She has lived the majority of her life between the towns of Anchorage and Juneau, with a majority of her time being spent in Juneau where she graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 2004. She is currently in her fourth year at the University of Alaska Southeast, after spending the last year on exchange to Humboldt State University in California. Ashley is majoring in Political Science with secondary emphases in Anthropology and Economics, and a minor in Professional Communications. Her personal interests include her family–consisting of her Mom and step dad, Robert Weeden, her Dad, and her two brothers, Alexander and Austin Anderson, photography and printing, cooking, reading, Alaska, and spending leisure time with her boyfriend, Christopher Howard, and their Boston Terrier, Bentley. Ashley was very grateful for her opportunity to be a part of the First Alaskan’s Internship Program this past summer and credits them for some of the most meaningful experiences of her academic career. This upcoming Legislative Session, Ashley is looking forward to interning in the office of Senator Kookesh as part of UA’s Legislative Internship Program.

Kirsten Kinegak-Friday is a Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo from Bethel. Her parents are David Friday from Chevak and Bertha Kinegak-Friday from Bethel. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University in 2005 and is currently in her second year at the UCLA School of Law. When they are finished with school, she and her husband plan to move back to Alaska.

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(129 KB) 2007 Solutions to Alaskas Energy Crisis
Author: Kirsten Kinegak-Friday, Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo, received a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University in 2005 and is currently attending law school at the UCLA School of Law.
(97 KB) 2007 The American Community Survey & Alaska Natives
Author: Ashley Anderson, Tlingit and Aleut, University of Alaska Southeast, Political Science Major