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), each of which attracted over 400 participants and nearly 100 presenters. The most recent conference was held in Sitka, October 13-17, 2017, at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp (formerly Sheldon Jackson School) campus.
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Sharing Our Knowledge is supported by
National Science Foundation – Documenting Endangered Languages grants #1233310, #1500824, and #174878. 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 Organizing Committee
Jixeik (Gerry Hope, Executive Director); Kasoot (Dionne Cadiente-Laiti); Nang Jáadaas Gudangáay Kʼíinganggang (Susie Edwardson); Eech T’ei (Steve Henrikson); Guneiwtí (Marsha Hotch) ; Gooch Shaayí (Harold Jacobs); Gunaak’w (Sergei Kan); Kingeistí (David Katzeek); Xwaachgé Éesh (Harold Martin); K’ashdahein Éesh (Peter Metcalfe); Kaayistaan (Dr. Marie Olson); Alfie Price (of the Ts’msyen and Lingít nations); Sumiq (David Russell-Jensen); Shaagunasstaa (Bob Sam); L Jáakk (Alice Taff); Yaan Jiyeet G̱aax̱ (Dr. Tom Thornton).