Denali Commission celebrates art installation Downtown.

On Friday, August 16, the Denali Commission was happy to assist the Native Village of Eklutna (NVE) formally celebrate the opening of the new art installation at the small boat launch near the mouth of Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. Soldotna-based artist Joel Isaak created the sculptures depicting “Grandma” Olga Nikolai Ezi, a fish drying […]

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Denali Commission hosts Connectivity Alaska State-wide Meeting

The Denali Commission wrapped up a series of week long meetings which were centered around infrastructure, electric, and broadband projects. Dozens of Alaskans and various stakeholders had a chance to weigh in on what these projects would mean for their areas. Present in those meetings was D.C. based USDA Administrator, Chad Rupe, who the Denali […]

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Proactive approach to environmental permitting pays off for village relocation in Alaska

ANCHORAGE – On April 19, Joel Neimeyer, federal co-chair of the Denali Commission, was in Washington, D.C., to sign the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Mertarvik Infrastructure Development project, marking the end of an expedited, 15-month Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process and removing a major hurdle between the Yup’ik people of Newtok, Alaska, and […]

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