For those of us who still want to believe that education, at least sometimes, can be liberating, the history of education in Alaska poses a serious crisis of faith. Government schools have been used as a form of social control, assimilation, are responsible for a significant lost of cultural memory and nearly wiped out some Native languages within a single generation. Education has, at best, been an ambivalent force. Given all of this, is it even possible for education to be liberating today? If so, what would it look like?