Their Way of Life: A Case Study of Leadership at Denali River Cabins & Kantishna Roadhouse
AdvisorTippeconnic Fox, Mary Jo
Committee ChairTippeconnic Fox, Mary Jo
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractContemporary Indigenous women's literature illustrates how American Indian women facilitate adaptation from "traditional" communities to diverse urban communities. The objective of this study is to examine how Northern Athabascan women lead in communities which are not exclusive to these Indigenous peoples. The use of Athabascan values such as self-sufficiency, hard work, practice of traditions, caring, sharing, family relations, and respect for elders and others, can be seen as one example of how women lead in non-"traditional" communities. This thesis examines Athabascan women leaders who have worked at two seasonal Native-owned hotels in Alaska as a case study to examine how women lead. By analyzing the women of Doyon Tourism Inc. through the framework of Athabascan values, evidence of cultural continuity can be seen through the sustained use of "traditional" values.
Degree ProgramAmerican Indian Studies