Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network (AK TRLN) is a community of learning, sharing, technical assistance, training, and support for Alaska Tribes, Leadership, and Indigenous communities as they respond and adapt to the current and future impacts of climate change.
Through a cooperative agreement with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, the Learning Network works to build collaborative and meaningful relationships with Alaska Native Tribes and other entities in order to address management and adaptation needs across the state.
This system of support is designed for Alaska Tribes and Indigenous communities that are working towards their climate adaptation priorities, especially those that have received BIA Tribal Resilience Program funding. Alaska Tribes and Indigenous communities working on their Tribal climate adaptation plan are encouraged to participate in the learning network.
For more information on Learning Network activities, email us at AK-TRLN@alaska.edu.
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network Team
Jerilyn Kelly - NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison, City of Quinhagak Mayor
Kaitlyn Demoski - NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison
Tess Hostetter - NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison
Megan Pittas - Research Associate and Assistant Coordinator for AK TRLN
LaVerne Demientieff - Department of Social Work Chair and Professor (Working Group Member)
Diane Sam - Private land/community planner, Iñupiat with family roots on the Arctic Slope and in the Interior (Working Group Member)
Alexis Wagner - BIA Environmental Protection Specialist
Ryan Toohey - USGS Science Applications Coordinator and Hydrologist
Jeremy Littell - USGS Lead Scientist
Mike DeLue - AK CASC Science Communicator
Nathan Kettle - Research Assistant Professor
As a council, we need to think about how we’re going to deal with this.”
– Iliamna Leadership, 2019
"Our Elders talked about changes before passing away because they knew the changes by observing. Never used to believe them, but now I do.”
– Kwigillingok community member, 2019