The Summit has four main goals:
We will facilitate Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration to build critical thinking around economic and social transition, construct a popular shared vision for the future, and create collective strategies that can move us forward.
Create concrete goals to advance the new economy, sharing stories and encouraging organizational boldness and people power.
Connect & Elevate
Identify where people need support so we can meaningfully incorporate each other’s goals into a shared vision for change.
amplify immediate needs of our communities
Uplift the critical day to day challenges which keep people from being able to participate in visionary planning.
Create Shared Language across Sectors
Share an Alaska version of the Just Transition framework that participants can bring home to their communities.
Apply to the Alaska Just Transition Summit
This will be a pre-registered event • All attendees must apply to attend
Winona LaDuke – KeyNOTe
Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations, and is the mother of three children. She is also the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.
Michael Leon Guerrero – KeyNOTE
Michael currently serves as the Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, a national network working with the understanding that long-term sustainability cannot be achieved without: 1) environmental protection, and in particular addressing climate change; 2) economic fairness, in particular addressing income inequality and jobs; and 3) social justice, in particular eliminating prejudice and defending human and civil rights and democracy.