Indigenous Collaborations Program at Alaska Pacific University
In collaboration with the US Fish & Wildlife Service we are designing and piloting an Indigenous Collaborations Program hosted by Alaska Pacific University. The course will be team-taught, drawing on experts from Indigenous communities (Elders and emerging youth leaders) who are leading dialogues on decolonization and racial equity as well as professionals who work for, or closely with, Tribes and Indigenous Organizations on science and conservation challenges. It will help agency, science professionals, and students learn about the diversity of conservation and science programs that are Indigenous-led in Alaska and beyond that could integrated with their current and future work. Our goal is for the program to become a core component of a new Indigenous Environmental Training Center (working title) that is currently being proposed as a collaboration between APU, the NLP, and other partners.