Indigenous Knowledge Advocate


The First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a statewide Alaska Native nonprofit focused on advancing Alaska Native ways of life, ensuring Alaska Native peoples are involved in decision-making at all levels and cultivating leadership from birth to Ancestor. We serve as a catalyst, convener and collaborator on issues impacting all Alaska Natives through hosting dialogues and gatherings on a diverse range of topics across our state. As a small organization with a dynamic scope of work, our values-driven commitment to serving our community is inherent in all we do, including walking our talk by continually Indigenizing the management and operations of our work. All of our work is done using the guiding principles set forth by our five strategic priorities: • Advancing Self-Determination • Advancing our Ways of Life • Knowing, Living and Loving Who We Are • Shaping the Knowledge that Informs Alaskans • Being Good Relatives

FAI provides medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families with some employee cost share; 401k plan with a 4% match and a 6-month eligibility period; tiered personal leave based on years of employment; 12 paid holidays; life insurance, short and long-term disability, and an annual Indigenous language learning benefit.

Submit the following current information to info@firstalaskans.org: -Letter of Interest -Professional Resumé -Two professional reference letters -Contact information for two personal reference different than the professional references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary:$25.00 - $29.80 Non-exempt; hourly

Job Summary: With 10,000+ years of intimate Indigenous knowledge and stewardship methods as self-sustaining peoples, we have much to draw upon from our ancestral connections to collectively advance as peoples in today’s context. The Indigenous Knowledge Advocate speaks to the hearts and minds of the Alaska Native and broader Alaskan community on the issues we care about by both identifying and uplifting critical Indigenous knowledge, research, and analysis, and producing technical and culturally relatable content that shapes the knowledge that informs decision-making for our communities and peoples.

The Advocate will help our community relate to and understand complex issues and systems for the advancement of our ways of life by applying an Indigenous lens to creating, analyzing data and information about Native peoples – and indigenizing the ways information is being collected, analyzed, used and shared – in order to advance our self-determination, cultures, languages, and ways of living, being, and knowing.

A strong Indigenous Knowledge Advocate deeply loves our peoples and works in service of amplifying our voices and ways of transmitting knowledge. This is an ideal position for someone who loves to write and think expansively about how we uplift our peoples’ stories and wisdom, and proactively seeks opportunities to make space and include our peoples’ voices on the issues that impact us.

We look to the Indigenous Knowledge Advocate for a work ethic that exemplifies our Native peoples and effectively contributes to an Indigenous team environment that embodies the strength and knowledge of our peoples, values, and cultures.  Essential to our team approach is finding members who are the right fit and bring the flexibility, capacity, passion and experience necessary to contribute to the work we are honored to do for our Native community. All FAI staff members are expected to grow their understanding of and advocacy for our Native peoples, including addressing social justice issues that face our communities, intergenerational trauma and healing, and uplifting our relationships, cultures, and languages. 

The successful applicant for this position does not need to reside in Anchorage, FAI encourages statewide applicants. 

Visit https://firstalaskans.org/position-description-indigenous-knowledge-advocate/ to view the entire job description.

Anchorage, AK

24 day(s) ago

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