Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.
SB123 is the culmination of decades of work by advocates for an improved Alaska energy system and mandates several important changes to the Railbelt electric grid.
“I really encourage all Alaska Native corporations—for-profit, nonprofit, and tribes—to harness the power of media,” says BBNC’s Jason Metrokin. “People need to understand our history, our relevance, and the opportunities we provide, and advertising is a good way to do that.”
In the months leading up to the Census, government officials, advertising agencies, and tribal leaders worked together to create public outreach campaigns to encourage Alaska Native participation and ensure Alaska’s communities receive their fair share of federal funding.