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Alaska Blanket Exercise

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Family Services Training Center (FSTC) at the UAA Center for Human Development in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health is excited to offer this training opportunity.


The Alaska Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Alaska Native Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Through this experiential learning activity, participants put themselves in the role of Alaska Native people by reading scrolls which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, colonization and resistance. This exercise was adapted from a best practice exercise use by indigenous people in Canada.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of Alaska Native history, since time immemorial.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the impacts of historical trauma on Alaska Native people.
  • Participants will develop awareness of and gain an understanding of what they can do in their own lives and communities to break cycles of intergenerational trauma

CE’s offered in this training:

C.E. Credit for BH – National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK)

C.E. Credit for BH – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC)

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors

This training offers 3 Alaska Native Specific CE’s

Date & Time

Monday, December 5, 2022

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Register Here: https://continuingstudies.alaska.edu/PublicStudentSignUp.aspx




December 5
9:30 am - 12:30 pm




University of Alaska Anchorage
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