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The Kenaitze Indian Tribe welcomes a new education center in Alaska

October 17, 2022

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In The Architect’s Newspaper, learn how tribal values, fishing traditions, and nature inspired the design for the tribe’s new educational campus

Sustainable design strategies and Kenaitze tribal values have come to fruition in the Kahtnuht’ana Duhdeldiht Educational Campus in Kenai, Alaska. The 67,000-square-foot building, designed by Stantec, includes education and other community spaces. Designed for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, a federally-recognized tribe in Alaska’s South-Central Kenai Peninsula, the building is tribally-owned.

The building is laid out in two wings connected by an interior plaza; the educational wing contains a preschool, library, Yaghanen Youth Language and Culture Programs for students K-12, a career training center, and the Dena’ina Language Institute, while the other wing contains a multipurpose room with a track and a cultural room for tribal activities.

  • Giovanna Gambardella

    Originally from Italy, Giovanna travelled to Alaska for a one-year professional experience. After more than 17 years and counting, she calls Alaska home.

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