Dr. Alan Boraas

Boraas remembered at KPC

Jan 20, 2020
Peter Boraas


The small auditorium in the Ward building at Kenai Peninsula College was overflowing with people there to remember Dr. Alan Boraas. He died in November at age 72. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran was there to capture some stories from family, friends and a few of the hundreds of people inspired by Boraas’ long career teaching Native languages and advocating the ideals of a northern community.



Kenai Conversation: Remembering Dr. Alan Boraas

Nov 7, 2019
University of Alaska

This week, we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Alan Boraas, who died Monday at the age of 72. Boraas taught at Kenai Peninsula College for 46 years, but his impact goes far beyond the campus. As an anthroplogist, he dedicated his career to preserving and promoting the native languages and cultural traditions of the Kenai Peninsula. We're joined this week with George Holley, Bill Holt and Dr. James Kari who worked with Boraas on language studies, most notably the 1991 book "A Dena'ina Legacy: K'tl'egh'i Sukdu: The Collected Writings of Peter Kalifornsky".

Dr. Alan Boraas dies at 72

Nov 4, 2019
University of Alaska


Long time Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professor Dr. Alan Boraas died Monday morning at the age of 72, following a stroke.

The Native inhabitants of the Kenai Peninsula before Western contact were masters at adapting to this land. Dr. Alan Boraas, anthropology professor at Kenai Peninsula College, presented “Yaghanen, The Time Before,” a discussion about the lives of the Dena’ina people who have lived and thrived here for a thousand years, to the Kasilof Regional Historical Association.

Kenai Conversation: Culture of the North

Nov 14, 2018

Across the globe, snow or no snow, people in northern latitudes are again preparing for the dark, cold winter season. This unique setting has produced a unique culture. Our guest today is Dr. Alan Boraas from Kenai Peninsula College, here to talk about the Culture of the North, its influence and the challenges that culture faces against a warming planet.