...and feeling grateful for everything you helped us do in 2022.
As we prepare for the new year, we're getting excited about all the things we can accomplish together in 2023. We hope you'll share in this excitement by taking some time today to learn more about our programs and events and thinking about how you will participate.
Read on for information about collaborating with us in the upcoming year.
This weekend: Learn more about the status of the Ambler Road Proposal
This Friday (virtual) or Sunday (in person), join the Northern Center and Native Movement for informational sessions about the Ambler Road Proposal.
We encourage you to attend to get the most up to date information about the status of this proposal and the concerns that have been raised about it. Come get equipped to join us in advocating against this proposal in the new year by learning about the history and current status of this project.
For more information and to register for the virtual event, take a look at the Facebook event here.
Thank you for supporting the No Ambler Road Coalition this Giving Tuesday
The Northern Center and the Clean Water and Mining program extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who donated or shared our Giving Tuesday campaign to raise funds for the No Ambler Road coalition. Upon close of the campaign, your donations raised $10,490.45. The generous match of a donor will more than double the impact of these funds, which will go towards the coalition’s shared website development and communication strategies that will bring the fight against the Ambler Road to a bigger audience.
Our efforts in 2023 will be critical to combat this irresponsible development in one of the world’s last remaining intact ecosystems of significant subsistence and cultural value. Thank you for your support as we continue this essential work in partnership with conservation groups and in-region communities.
Stay tuned for updates on this work and how you can get involved in the new year.
Apply by December 20 for Featured Artist 2023
Each year, The Northern Center chooses an artist whose work embodies the spirit of Northern Alaska, and features an original work on outreach materials. We look for an original piece by an Alaskan artist to be featured on materials throughout the year, with the original piece being auctioned in the fall/winter. The featured artist will be compensated and a contract will be negotiated individually with the selected artist.
If you are a visual artist interested in contributing an original work this year, please send your CV and links to your website and social media to Alex Petkanas at email@example.com by December 20. BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, and early career artists are encouraged to apply.
As 2022 draws to a close, we are feeling gratitude for our members and supporters who make this work possible. We are strengthening our partnerships, growing as a community, and connecting with folks in new ways. All of this is so exciting, and we can't wait to see what 2023 holds for Northern Center.
We hope you'll consider making a contribution to support our work as we prepare for the new year.
Utqiagvik reaches record high 40˚F in December - Read this article to learn about the ways that climate change is already happening all around us.
New Defending the Arctic Refuge website - Finis Dunaway, author of Defending the Arctic Refuge has launched a companion website that acts as a public history project. Explore the new website here.
Speaker Series: Starting in January, Northern Center will host the Northern Voices Speaker Series with a combination of in person and virtual options. If you have suggestions for who you would like to hear from, please contact Alex Petkanas at firstname.lastname@example.org.