Alaska Native Arts Foundation Announces Trina Landlord as New Executive Director
ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaska Native Arts Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Trina Landlord as the new executive director. Her background has been on indigenous issues locally and internationally in non-profit, private sector and government.
Before joining ANAF, Landlord worked as a liaison with the Alaska Humanities Forum. She was the Communications Coordinator for the Alaska Marketplace, an economic development initiative of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) modeled after the World Bank Development Marketplace.
Her work on Alaskan issues earned her a fellowship at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, with top leaders from across the globe. She has also worked at the former Alaska House, a cultural embassy in New York City.
She has worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior; in addition to consulting and freelance writing with clients such as, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, First Alaskans Institute and Shell Exploration and Production Company. She serves on the boards for the Food Bank of Alaska and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In 2006, Landlord was awarded Alaska's Top Forty Under 40. She is of Yup'ik ancestry born in Bethel, grew up in Mountain Village and Anchorage, Alaska and Pennsylvania.
Perry Eaton, Board Chair of ANAF said, “The Board is excited that Trina Landlord will assume leadership of this organization. It is wonderful that ANAF will benefit from Trina’s unique combination of skills and accomplishments, energy, vision and a collaborative spirit.”
“I came to the Alaska Native Arts Foundation because I believe in this organization's mission and power to ignite and support the Alaska Native Arts community – it is unmatched,” Landlord said, “Today, I continue to believe our goals and look forward to advancing those into the future.”
Established in 2002, the Alaska Native Arts Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to broaden the understanding of, and increase the demand for, Alaska Native art. ANAF’s goals are to be art consultants to our customers and stewards to our artists.