The series, hosted by UAF’s tribal governance program, is part of a broader effort to bridge conversations among representatives across Alaska and western Canada from government agencies, academic researchers, land-owning entities such as Native corporations, and Indigenous communities and governments.

The series is open and free to academic researchers, planners, land managers and owners, tribal and First Nation government leaders and employees, Indigenous leaders, government agency personnel, and university students. If students plan to take the course for one UAF college credit, tuition scholarships are available. 

The first pilot course in the series, titled Indigenous-Led Land Planning in Alaska and Canada, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays every other week, April 5-May 5, from 1:30-4 p.m. The course will be hosted virtually via Zoom and has unlimited seating. 

The course will be led by Indigenous elders, scholars and professionals and co-facilitated by UAF faculty and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel.

Those interested in registering for this free or for-credit course can submit this form

The series is a partnership between the UAF tribal governance program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Northwest Boreal Partnership and the Northern Latitudes Partnership.  Courses are partially funded by the UAF tribal governance program’s Investing in Sustainable Stewardship award. This award comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s competitive grant program for educational institutions serving Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.