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.
April 21, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AK TRLN Event: Working together for the next generationThis session will focus on the significance of proactively including formal and informal learning opportunities for youth in tribal adaptation plans. This session will highlight several education opportunities that aim to build and support Indigenous youth leaders in climate adaptation and stewardship action.
Katie Spellman, Assistant Professor in Education and Outreach, International Arctic Research Center
Roben Itchoak, Middle School Teacher, Shishmaref School, Iñupiaq raised at Siqnasuaq (Nome); Mary's Igloo tribal member
Christi Buffington, Science Education Specialist, International Arctic Research Center
Jennifer Hill, Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress Coordinator National Conservation Training Center
Whether joining via Zoom OR toll-free audioconference line, please register here.
April 28, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AK TRLN Network CallThis month's call will highlight youth engagement. Attendees will be able to informally discuss including youth learning opportunities as part of strategic Tribal adaptation planning. Hoonah Indian Association will participate in the discussion and share insights about their TRAYLS youth program. The network call is an open space for sharing ideas relate to the recent info session. Participants can call 1-866-832-7806 (conference code: 1212577) to attend by toll-free phone conference.
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