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next member of our team.
Last year, we grew as an organization and expanded our capacity. Now, as we strengthen our communications and outreach efforts and prepare for the next stage of advocacy work in our programs, we are excited to announce that we are hiring for our Arctic Program Coordinator position.
We hope you'll help us spread the word about this opportunity, and join us in person at one of our upcoming events. Read on for more Northern Center news.
Job Opportunity: Arctic Program Coordinator
The Arctic Program Coordinator will work to honor, respect, and enhance communications between Indigenous and Alaska-based groups on environmental justice campaigns in Arctic Alaska. This position will increase capacity for land and water defense in Arctic Alaska and ensure communication and coordination between Alaska-based partners and national defense campaigns.
We are currently accepting applications for this role by email. Please send a cover letter and resume to Lois Barger at email@example.com and include your last name and "Arctic Program Coordinator" in the subject line.
For more information on this position, click here.
April 11: Join us to hear from this year's featured artist, Jill Richie
Photo provided by Jill Richie
Each year, Northern Alaska Environmental Center chooses an artist whose work embodies the spirit of Northern Alaska, and features an original work on publicity materials. This year, we are thrilled to be working with Jill Richie, a community-taught artist who grew up in Alaska and lives in Fairbanks.
On April 11, join us in Fairbanks for our final event in this year's Northern Voices Speaker Series to hear from Jill about her process, see the final piece, and ask questions about her experience doing this work.
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM
JP Jones Community Center, Classroom 109
2400 Rickert St, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Updates on the campaign against Ambler Road
On April 8th, Native Movement will host a No Ambler Road concert and rally featuring Marc Brown and the Blues Crew at the Tanana Chiefs Conference Tribal Hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Fairbanks, AK.
This family-friendly event is intended for Indigenous community members. Allies can support this effort by donating to Native Movement and staying tuned for future events that will be open to a broader community and provide information on how to support Indigenous efforts to protect ways of life that are threatened by the proposed Ambler Road.
Do you have a No Road to Ambler sweatshirt or other ? We'd love to see where you're wearing it. Send a photo of yourself in your No Road to Ambler sweatshirt to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a sentence or two about why you oppose this road. We're hoping to share images from all over Alaska in the coming months, and would love to include our Northern Center supporters.
Don't have a sweatshirt yet? Get one here.
April 6: Sheri screening in Anchorage
One week from today, join us at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage for a screening of the film Sheri and other short films about the outdoors. The screenings will be followed by a question and answer session with directors and others involved with the films. One lucky attendee will win a custom packraft from Alpacka Raft, who is hosting the event. Get your tickets now.
Alpacka Raft has also generously offered to donate profits from this event to the Northern Center to support our conservation work in Alaska. We will be in attendance and can't wait to see our Anchorage members there.
According to the official film trailer's description:
The film is a story about the hurdles Sheri Tingey overcame to launch the company [Alpacka Raft], the ways she hid from view so that people would judge her products, and her role in creating them. It’s the story of her son, Thor Tingey, who has built the company alongside his mother, but has only recently begun to fully grasp what she has created not just for him, but for adventurers who’ve used the boats to access remote and wild rivers around the world. Sheri’s story will warm audiences and ask them to grapple with important questions about who belongs.
Last Chance to Pick.Click.Give.
The 2023 PFD application closes tomorrow, March 31, 2023. The Northern Center is participating in Pick.Click.Give. and you can select our organization to receive a portion of your PFD.
At Northern Center, we recognize that the Permanent Fund is complex. On one hand, the PFD is a rare example of universal income which helps many people meet their basic needs. On the other hand, it is founded on climate chaos and helps to perpetuate reliance on harmful extractive industries.
If you can afford to reallocate part or all of your PFD, we hope you will consider giving to environmental groups that are working toward a just future for all of us.
Have you chosen the Northern Center as a recipient for Pick.Click.Give. this year or in the past? We'd love to hear from you. Email email@example.com to share your story.
BIPOC Ways of Being on the Land and Outdoor Recreation Focus Groups (March-April): The University of Alaska Fairbanks, in partnership with YWCA Alaska, is seeking to form focus groups with communities of color in Fairbanks and Anchorage to learn about their experiences and thoughts connected to outdoor activities, recreation, and ways of being on the land. These in-person conversations will be held over a shared meal (provided) and among people who share an identity. Each focus group session will be 2-hours, with the option to attend in either Anchorage or Fairbanks. Must be 18 or older to participate. The goal of this study is to better understand ways that members of communities of color and Indigenous communities interact with outdoor spaces, activities, and recreation. All types of outdoor experience are welcomed. For more information, contact Rachel Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska DNR is currently hosting meetings and a comment period to solicit public opinion on revisions to the Copper River Basin Area Management Plan. This plan includes beloved Interior Alaska recreation areas like the Gulkana River, Tangle Lakes, and the eastern end of the Denali Highway. View the plan and submit comments online here.
- Alaska Songbird Institute is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA position as well as their annual summer high school interns.
- Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition is also hiring for several positions, including a Campaign Co-Executive Director.
Registration for this summer at Camp Habitat is now open. If you have children ages 4-11, you can sign them up for one or two week long nature camps this summer. Partial scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance.
A Fossil Fuel Economy Requires 535x More Mining Than a Clean Energy Economy - Read this piece from Michael Thomas about the significant decrease in overall mining required by renewable energy.
5 Reasons the ‘Lower Energy Costs Act’ Is a Bad Idea - Read this article for information on a bill in front of the United States House of Representatives which would set our environmental progress back decades.
Like what you see here? Northern Alaska Environmental Center is a nonprofit and depends on the contributions of its members and supporters. You can donate any time by going to
northern.org/donate. Thank you for continuing to make our advocacy possible!
March 30: Save Our Domes at March Hot Topic
Join Save Our Domes tonight from 7-9 pm at the Schaible Auditorium (Usibelli Engineering Building at UAF) for the League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley's March Hot Topic on Mining in the Interior. Host Dan Bross, Senior Reporter at KUAC, will be mediating the discussion between community group Save Our Domes and agency and industry representatives as they discuss issues related to mineral development in the Interior.
April 10: Ecology & Conservation of Breeding Birds on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (presented by Arctic Audubon & The Alaska Songbird Institute)
The 19 million acre Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding region provide one of the most important breeding areas for birds in Alaska. These birds include most of the Alaska breeding population of Black Brant, Emperor Geese, the threatened Spectacled Eider, Cackling Geese, and Bartailed Godwits. Dr. Mark Lindberg will discuss the birds of this region based on his experiences on the Delta dating back to 1990. He will emphasize bird ecology and conservation in his presentation with some ID tips as well.
This event is free to all, and will be hosted in the Carlson Center Northstar Room at 7:30 PM on April 10.
The Northern Alaska Environmental Center promotes conservation of the environment and sustainable resource stewardship in Interior and Arctic Alaska through education and advocacy.
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