2019 Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Sitka

The Denali Commission’s Federal Co-Chair Jason Hoke and Program Manager Jocelyn Fenton attended the annual Southeast Conference meeting in Sitka September 18-20th.  Discussions focused on sharing solutions and challenges in the Southeast Alaska region and topics included energy, housing, telecommunications, natural resource development, economic development, higher education and training, solid waste management, healthcare, transportation, tourism, […]

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AFN 2019

The Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Conference 2019 was held October 17-19 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. This year’s conference theme was “Good Government, Alaska Driven.”  Denali Commission personnel staffed a booth in the trade show tent and enjoyed answering questions about our mission, 2020 programs, and the new funding request process on the […]

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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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