Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity and Alaska Native Governance & Protocols

Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) began as an effort to catalyze discussions on racial equity and healing statewide. In 2009, the State of Alaska was celebrating fifty years of statehood. To get a better sense of what our communities thought about statehood and its impact on our people, FAI hosted a series of gatherings. What we resoundingly heard was that racism, discrimination and intergenerational trauma are still deeply affecting our peoples and communities. ANDORE grew out of the shared effort to listen to what we heard and take action. Two goals emerged as ANDORE progressed: 1) Reset the dialogue on race in Alaska and 2) Advance policy solutions towards racial equity. Since then, we have hosted over 25,000 people in dialogues across the State and throughout most of Alaska’s industries.

Alaska Native Governance & Protocols (ANG&P) began as an effort to educate Governor Bill Walker’s cabinet during his first year in office. The landscape of Alaska Native Governance is complex, different from any other state in the nation and currently not taught anywhere other than in the University setting. FAI has adapted the semester long course into a shorter opportunity to learn about these complexities and building meaningful relationships with Alaska Native peoples and communities.

"FAI models a dynamic that is conducive to having healthy, meaningful conversation.” - Alaska Native Corporation Leader

To learn more about these dialogues visit our Dialogues, Hostings, & Trainings page here