The “Sharing Our Knowledge” conference concept was pioneered by the late Andy Hope III. The first conference was held in May 1993 in Haines/Klukwan, followed in the next few years by conferences in Ketchikan/Saxman and Sitka. Ten years lapsed until the most recent conferences, held in 2007 (Sitka), 2009 (Juneau), 2012 (Sitka), 2013 and 2015 (Juneau), 2017 (Sitka), and 2019 (Juneau), each of which attracted over 400 participants and nearly 100 presenters.
For more information see links on the panel at left.
Wooshteen Kanaxtulaneegí Haa At Wuskóowu
Sharing Our Knowledge is supported by
National Science Foundation – Documenting Endangered Languages grants #1233310, #1500824, #174878, and #1907979. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
The SOK Planning Committee
Executive Director Satóok’ Linda Belarde, Juneau
Se’iga Liimii Da Ts’m Ksyen Marcella Asicksik, Anchorage
Yeidikook’áa Dionne Brady-Howard, Sitka
Cayi Tláa Cindy DeWitt, Wrangell
Yakdushí Lisa Milne-DeWitt, Ketchikan
Yeiltʼoochʼ Tláa Collyne Bunn, Teslin/Whitehorse
U.tw Joaqlin Estus, Anchorage
Gunaak’w Sergei Kan, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Wooshkeekaa Brooke Leslie, Wrangell
Khaasdahéen Éesh Peter Metcalfe, Juneau
Xwaanlein Virginia Oliver, Wrangell
Shaagunasstaa Bob Sam, Sitka
Tʼeishtul.aan Barbara Searls, Juneau
Skeiwdusá Matthew Spellberg, Sitka
Ljáakk’ Alice Taff, Juneau