Welcome to our new monthly update!
At Alaska Venture Fund, we believe Alaska is poised to become the model for a sustainable future. In our new monthly email, we will be sharing stories and insights that underscore this potential, take a deep dive into our work, and offer perspectives from Alaskans who inspire us. We will also be highlighting relevant articles, events, videos and more from across Alaska.
In addition to hearing from us more often, you might notice things are looking a little different around here: we have a new look, a new logo, and an entirely new website. With a stronger, clearer voice, and more compelling digital presence, we hope to expand the idea of what is possible in Alaska, amplifying the work of our partners and projects in the process.
Visit our new website to learn more about who we are, how we approach our work, and the funder partners who make it all possible. Take the site for a spin and let us know what you think–you can share your feedback with us on our Facebook page or by emailing us.
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~ Alaska Venture Fund team
Alaska Venture Fund - News & Views
Project updates, stories and perspectives that inspire our work.
Increasing culturally matched birthing support for Alaska Native families:
Alaska Native Birthworkers Community hosts a full spectrum Indigenous doula training building the capacity of the community to support Indigenous families. Read story....
Harnessing the transformative power of Indigenous narrative:
Earlier this year, we launched Aywaa Storyhouse, a platform to elevate the narrative of Alaska Native leaders, storytellers and artists. In this perspective piece, Neets'aii Gwich'in writer and filmmaker Princess Daazhraii Johnson speaks to the transformative power of this work. Read more here...
From Across Alaska
Articles, events, videos and more.
Bristol Bay: AVF hosts the Bristol Bay Defense Fund (BBDF), a coalition of business, Tribal, nonprofit and community organizations dedicated to protecting Bristol Bay. BBDF recently released a string of hard-hitting videos keeping pressure on the EPA veto Pebble Mine. If you haven’t seen them, start here. Impressed? You can find more here.
- Tongass: Following the USDA’s decision to reinstate protections for the Tongass and to invest in a more holistic approach to managing the forest’s resources, our friends at the Sustainable Southeast Partnership published a powerful response piece that includes reactions from the region’s Tribal, nonprofit, and businesses leaders. Read it here.
- Sustainable futures: With 35,000 miles of coastline and some of the most pristine waters in the world, Alaska is exceptionally well-equipped for seaweed cultivation. Seaweed farming is not only a sustainable source of revenue and jobs, but it has the potential to mitigate both ocean acidification and climate change! Learn more about the opportunity in Alaska in this video from Alaska Public Media.
Not convinced that seaweed can save the planet? Check out this fantastic infographic from the folks at Information is Beautiful.
- Alaska Wild Salmon Day event: Join award-winning photographer and author of THE SALMON WAY Amy Gulick, Ketchikan artist Ray Troll, and SalmonState on August 10 to celebrate and share stories of the salmon way of life in Alaska. Register here.
Building a more sustainable
future for Alaska and beyond.
Alaska Venture Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund.
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