Energy & Infrastructure Funding in Alaska: Barriers & Potential Solutions

Despite efforts to prioritize the equitable administration of public funding, the communities most in need are often the ones unable to overcome barriers to grant opportunities. Alaska Venture Fund (AVF) contracted with DeerStone Consulting to identify and describe barriers to tribal energy and other infrastructure... READ SUMMARY

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Alaska Native Communities and the Denali Commission

The Denali Commission was established by federal law in 1998 to improve conditions in rural Alaska. While much has changed in the intervening 25 years, the needs in rural Alaska remain as urgent as they were – and the Denali Commission is uniquely positioned to make a difference. Based on interviews with 30 Alaskans,... READ SUMMARY

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River-Wide Approach Report

Work to address climate impacts amongst Alaska Native communities tends to be siloed and reactionary due to the fragmented nature of public funding programs and competing land management authorities. Because of this, community engagement also tends to be inconsistent – with resources and energy organized around... READ SUMMARY

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Indigenous Ecosystem Stewardship Exchange Program Report

Indigenous-led ecosystem stewardship programs around the world are returning the management and caretaking of traditional lands to the local Indigenous peoples. From October to December 2021, Alaska Native leaders from Bristol Bay, Bering Strait, and Southeast Alaska gathered virtually with their counterparts from... READ SUMMARY

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Alaska Resources & Opportunities In Response to Climate Change

This paper identifies climate-related opportunities for leadership and economic opportunity in Alaska. It examines whether Alaska might realize financial benefits from use of its existing, relatively intact GHG-rich natural systems for climate stabilization, and the possible financial tools that could help incentivize... READ SUMMARY

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The Importance of Alaska: climate stabilization and biodiversity

The Importance of Alaska for Climate Stabilization, Resilience, and Biodiversity Conservation: This paper explores Alaska’s global significance for biodiversity conservation and climate stabilization, and outlines why Alaska should be a key part of a national strategy to address climate change. READ SUMMARY

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Transformative Economics for a Sustainable Alaska

This paper examines the emerging issues and solutions to address climate change through Indigenous perspectives while centering Alaska Native peoples and communities. In it, the authors propose models to foster more opportunities and support Indigenous-led mitigation and adaptation strategies. Authored by Karla... READ SUMMARY

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