Native Movement formed in 2003 out of Arctic Village, AK and dedicated to building people power liberation movements, is rooted in an Indigenized worldview, toward healing, sustainable, & just communities for all. We support grassroots-led projects that align with our vision of dismantling oppressive systems, ensuring social justice, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and the rights of Mother Earth.
The Alaska Center (501c4) and The Alaska Center Education Fund (501c3) engage, empower and elect Alaskans to stand up for clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. We contribute to the Alaska Just Transition Collective by supporting youth, community members and local government leaders in advancing climate action, fostering community-controlled clean energy projects and utility reform; and by protecting voter rights and increasing participation toward achieving more equitable representation.
Founded in 2015 during the Paris Agreements, the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC) is fiscally sponsored by Native Movement. FCAC has five working groups: regenerative economies, keep it in the ground, interfaith, policy and politics, renewable energy. These volunteer led working groups utilize a variety of tactics to move towards a just transition. The staff focuses on supporting the volunteer leadership with organizer support programs, communications and strategic guidance.
The Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG) is a 501(c)3 public interest group working to re-interpret a consumer worldview and locally governed systems in a Just Transition. Work priorities include energy regulation and public oversight policies and are determined by community members. We are accountable to the other members of the Just Transition Collective, the Elders informing our language access work, our staff, and the other organizations we work closely with.
Native Peoples Action (501c4) and Native Peoples Action Community Fund (501c3) are Indigenous organizations, founded by a group of volunteers who began grassroots organizing in 2016. Our organizations developed in direct response to the needs of our community, and depends on the feedback, information sharing and direction of our Alaska Native peoples. We are working to build an inclusive movement to protect Alaska Native ways of life, elevate the voices of Alaska Natives in all levels of policy making, and transform social systems.
Driven by a core belief in environmental justice, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) works in partnership with communities to eliminate exposure to harmful chemicals through collaborative research, shared science, education, grassroots organizing, and advocacy to achieve systemic policy change at the local, state, national, and international levels. We work for a just transition, and for the health and well-being of present and future generations.
The Gwich’in Steering Committee was formed in 1988 in response to proposals to drill for oil in the Sacred Place Where Life Begins, the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Elders recognized that oil development in caribou calving grounds was a threat to the very heart of our people. Chiefs of all Gwich’in villages from Canada to Alaska united to speak with one voice against oil and gas development in the birthing and nursing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.