Indigenous Stewardship Fellow

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 is excited to accept applications for an Indigenous Stewardship Fellow! This 1-3 year, full-time equivalent fellowship with FAI is to fulfill critical work needed to advance the Native community and the ability to protect and advance Alaska Native Ways of Life.

The Fellow will be charged with developing groundwork to help strengthen Alaska Native stewardship of Alaska's waters, with an emphasis on the ocean, and the understanding all water and land systems are connected. This fellowship is intended to work across Indigenous Nations, sectors, organizations, and other partners to build relationships and develop organizing entities or structures that harness Indigenous political status and/or racial status opportunities across the Pacific that advance Native ways of life, and ensure Native peoples are leading through our stewardship, voice, and political power. The Fellow will advocate, educate and outreach about Indigenous stewardship and mechanisms to enhance these opportunities. Travel to other Indigenous territories to learn how others are confronting or innovating around similar challenges is anticipated, as appropriate due to the pandemic. The fellowship will culminate with a final report detailing the process, creation, and building of this international collaborative effort to embody Indigenous ways of life and ways of knowing through Indigenous stewardship of the Pacific Ocean.

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

Anchorage, AK

24 day(s) ago

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