It cannot be understated how important Alaska Native Corporations are to the state’s economy. They create jobs locally, in the Lower 48, and internationally. Alaska Native organizations attract millions of dollars to the state by funding programs ranging from community development to education and cultural preservation. Village corporations, the Alaska Federation of Natives, and shareholder dividends are just a few of the topics we cover in Alaska Native news.
Latest Alaska Native News
The Eklutna Board of Directors announced the promotion of Kyle Foster to CEO. Foster joined the Eklutna team as general manager in July 2020.
The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) announced the hiring of Mary Johnson as the Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) Director.
USPS has tapped a Tlingit artist based in Juneau to create a Northwest Coast art stamp for distribution in 2021.
The Small Business Award recognizes SAME sustaining member firms that “achieve outstanding results in support of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy, as well as company support for the professional development of its employees through participation in SAME education and activities.”
The Alaska Food Policy Council has named the 2020 Alaska Food Heroes in recognition of their substantial impact on Alaska’s food system and how they have made a difference for Alaska’s prosperity, health, and self-reliance.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.