Melanie Akighqukaaghaq Bahnke
Lance X̱’unei Twitchell and his children
E.J.R. David and his family. Photo courtesy NextDayBetter
Native Minds Shaping Our Future. Connecting people and ideas producing knowledge that can be used to understand and improve the lives of Alaska Natives and all Alaskans.
• Compacting in Alaska – information and resources.
• Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT). Learn more about our TRHT work here (How We Heal Toolkit).
• FAST FACTS
• Download a virtual background in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich:
Helping to develop the
next generation of Alaska Native leadership, ensuring that they are connected to their culture and each other.
• OPPORTUNITY: FAI Summer Internship Program!
The Summer Internship Program places Alaska Native, American Indian, Indigenous and rural community members and students into organizations around Alaska to provide leadership growth and employment experience and exploration. We are now accepting applications through Monday, March 22 (extended).
• Employer Partner Applications are open for the Summer Internship Program! Review of Employer Partner applications will start Friday, March 19, 2021, will be accepted until all interns are placed and is available online.
• Quyanaasinaq for attending the First Alaskans Institute’s 37th Annual Elders & Youth Conference on October 11-14, 2020!
Elders & Youth Resolutions Passed:
- FAI Resolution 20-01 – REQUESTING THE ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE THE HOUSE TRIBAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE A STANDING COMMITTEE –
- FAI Resolution 20-02 – SUPPORTING THE WALTER HARPER PROJECT AND RECLAIMING THE FIRST SUMMIT OF DENALI
- FAI Resolution 20-03 – MAKE GAY PANIC DEFENSE ILLEGAL UNDER ALASKA LAW
Our commitment to highlighting and supporting what is working well in Alaska, funding projects that promote healthy and thriving communities, and publishing the First Alaskans Magazine.
• COVID-19 Resources
• Community Engagement Updates
• First Alaskans Magazine goes digital!
Connect with First Alaskans Institute:
Our main phone number is (907) 677-1700, and
we can also be reached at (907) 677-1701. Mahsi’ Choo!