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.
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.
May 19, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AK TRLN Event: Can I Build Here?In rural Alaska, planning decisions about housing involve individuals, local tribal and village corporation leadership, and regional housing authorities. This Information session will explore considerations for building on permafrost in a rapidly changing environment to inform decision-makers. It will preview how past landscape changes, due to permafrost thaw, can inform us about future conditions, and how this must influence where we decide to build, what kind of housing designs we should consider, and how to maintain our homes and infrastructure.
Presenters: Jerilyn Kelly, Tribal member and Mayor of Quinhagak; Bob Bolton, permafrost researcher; and Ilya Benesch from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
Whether joining by Zoom or by phone REGISTER HERE
For those joining by phone, you can request that the powerpoint is emailed to you ahead of time.
To join via the phone (if not using the zoom interface) please dial:
Participant Pin: 8914524
May 26, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AK TRLN Event: Network Call
This month's call will provide a space to informally discuss climate considerations in responding to and planning for new housing construction. This network call is an open space for sharing ideas and asking questions related to the recent information session, “Can I Build Here”. Builder Ilya Benesch and Stacey Fritz from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center/ National Renewable Energy Lab will participate in this discussion.
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network Team
Jerilyn Kelly - City of Quinhagak Mayor, Calista Shareholder, Native Village of Kwinhagak member (Working Group Member)
Diane Sam - Private land/community planner, Iñupiat with family roots on the Arctic Slope and in the Interior (Working Group Member)
Ryan Toohey - USGS Science Applications Coordinator and Hydrologist
Jeremy Littell - USGS Lead Scientist
Mike DeLue - AK CASC Science Communicator
Molly Tankersley- 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