This Newman Chair event is a roundtable discussion on the bereavement and burial practices in some Alaska Native traditions. This roundtable will include Judith Ramos, Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Anchorage and Tlingit scholar, Wilson Justin, a member of the APU Elders Council with an Athabascan background, and Sr. Josephine Aloralrea, a volunteer chaplain at the Alaska Native Medical Center with personal knowledge of Yupik and Cupik traditions, who will speak about how she has integrated Alaska Native practices with the Catholic faith in her bereavement ministry. At the end of their presentations there will be time for questions.
The Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at Alaska Pacific University is a position endowed by Larry and Wilma Carr with the mission of facilitating theological discussion in the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau and organizing academic lectures.
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