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Living and Working Together Tribal/Alaska Native Collaboration in Alaska.  Click to open book.

Living and Working Together
Tribal/Alaska Native Collaboration in Alaska


Writing an Alaska Native Relations Policy

Cleaning fish on the river.  Photo Credit: USFWSAlaska Native peoples have lived from, with and as a part of the environment since time immemorial, and as such, have a direct connection to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mission.  We are in the process of developing a new chapter of the Native American Policy which will be tailored to the specific uniqueness of the Alaska Region.  Tribal consultation and ANCSA Corporation consultation is available through September 2016.  An open public comment period will occur in early 2017.  Here is adraft Alaska Native Relations Policy for your review and comment.  Contact Crystal Leonetti to set up consultation for your Tribal Government or ANCSA Corporation.

Refuge Law Enforcement Cross Cultural Communication

Refuge Law Enforcement Cross Cultural Communication.  Photo Credit: USFWSFederal Wildlife Officers in Alaska engage in a range of public outreach and education activities. They annually host and participate in Youth Wildlife Officer Camps at various locations across the state, speak in schools, participate in the Ride for Life suicide prevention program, and lead hunter education, snow machine safety, and wilderness survival courses. Officers in Alaska approach their work with a heart-felt compassion for community and personally take the initiative to deliver moose, sheep, caribou, duck, goose and fish to elders. They invest in cross-cultural training and education, including recently developing a 13-minute video to help raise awareness among Federal Wildlife Officers, Special Agents, and other employees of the Service about Alaska Native communication and how to avoid misunderstanding and rush to judgment, especially during law enforcement contacts and interviews. View the video on our YouTube Channel!

Contact Information

Crystal Leonetti
Alaska Native Affairs Specialist
1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Joanne Bryant
Tribal Communication and Outreach Specialist
101 12th Avenue, Room 236
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Kyle James
Tribal Wildlife Grant Coordinator
1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503

Last updated: August 2017

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