Traditional Ways of Life
The traditions of our grandparents live on through our ability to hunt and fish, which include the ceremonies that accompany these cultural practices. As Native peoples, access to our traditional food resources is critical for our health, wellbeing, economic security and food sovereignty. Native Peoples Action advocates for Alaskan hunting and fishing management policy and regulations to provide for Alaska native food security, community wellbeing, and traditional ways of life. We ask for hunting and fishing rights legislation to protect Alaska Native hunting and fishing rights.
Ways NPA is Protecting Our Ways of Life
- NPA support for the nomination of Representative Deb Haaland to serve as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior
- NPA support letter to pass the Alaska Board of Fisheries finding on the religious and ceremonial use of king salmon by Alaska Native peoples of the Yukon River
- NPA support letter for House Bill 193: Adding a second verse to Alaska's State song to honor and recognize the First People of Alaska and Alaska's diverse cultures
- NPA support letter for House Bill 152: An act relating to wearing or carrying Tribal regalia and objects of cultural significance at public events
- NPA support letter for House Bill 221: An act providing for State Recognition of Federally Recognized Tribes
Make Your Voice Heard
Your voice makes a difference in developing policies and protections to continue living our ways of life. People who are elected on these boards are making decisions for us about our hunting and fishing rights. Here are ways that you can participate and make your voice heard.
Regulation of Traditional Territory Testimony Opportunities
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.main
North Pacific Fisheries Management Council: https://www.npfmc.org/upcoming-council-meetings/
Federal Subsistence Board: https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/board