PAST PROJECTS

2019 Climate Change and My Community

Climate change influences our lives in Alaska and the changes that are occurring in the Arctic will impact the entire planet. We held this workshop in June for educators, youth group leaders, and community members interested in learning about the impacts & feedbacks of a warming Arctic from personal to global scales. 

2018 Climate Change and My Community

Climate change influences our lives in Alaska and the changes occurring in the Arctic impact the entire planet. This course is for educators, youth group leaders, and community members interested in: Learning about the impacts & feedbacks of a warming Arctic from personal to global scales. Braiding multiple ways of knowing and observing climate change from their elders, satellites, and their own scientific observations. Connect with elders, UAF and NASA Scientists, and educators that are interested in Climate Change. Helping youth make a difference on a Climate Change issue important to their community. Learn how to monitor berries, permafrost, fish habitat, weather, soils, and much, much more. Collaborate on Climate Change research through locally relevant citizen science.

2016 Indigenous Exchange on Climate Change

The intent of this forum was to provide participants with opportunities to share and learn more about Alaska’s changing climate. The participants heard from our Interior AK Native Elders and Alaska’s climate scientists about the following:

  • How climate change is affecting our land, animals, and fish that our ancestors and we have relied upon

  • Issues and information from arctic leaders and scientists, along with climate change education resources

 

Reaching Arctic Communities Facing Climate Change: A Polar Learning and Responding (PoLar) Project

2016 Signs of the Land Camp II Academy

These camp academies were held at Howard Luke's Gaalee’yaa camp on the Tanana River in Fairbanks, Alaska. The camp targeted many Alaska Native educators, rural communities planners, leaders, and individuals interested in learning about climate change. The academy goals were to:

  • Raise awareness and increase knowledge about climate change and its impacts in Alaska

  • Provide tools for planning and decision-making

  • Increase the capacity for participants to serve as climate educators and communicators within their communities

2014 Signs of the Land Camp I Academy

These camp academies were held at Howard Luke's Gaalee’yaa camp on the Tanana River in Fairbanks, Alaska. The camp targeted many Alaska Native educators, rural communities planners, leaders, and individuals interested in learning about climate change. The academy goals were to:

  • Raise awareness and increase knowledge about climate change and its impacts in Alaska

  • Provide tools for planning and decision-making

  • Increase the capacity for participants to serve as climate educators and communicators within their communities

 

Project Enhance

Association of Interior Native Educators and Doyon Foundation partnered to increase the number of Alaska Native educators in the state through Project Enhance, which stands for Encouraging and Nurturing Highly Accomplished Native Certificated Educators. This two-year project focused on increasing the number of certified Alaska Natives or American Indians with an Associate or Bachelor Degree to become certified teachers and providing them with a range of professional development opportunities that included participating in the statewide Bilingual-Bicultural Conference.