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FOUNFounded on Alaskan Native Values

Yuungnaqpiallerput- The Way we Live

"When guided by the traditional values that are foundational to our culture, opportunities to create positive and radiant growth will transform our communities." - Melanie Matter Welsh, Executive Director


Our Values:

Yuuyaraq: "The Way of Life"

Our model honors the cultural way of growing and taking care of our communities. People first, for the benefit of our people and our way of life 

Calirpagyaraq: "To Work Hard"

We create solutions for many areas of Alaska that are economically disadvantaged, geographically inaccessible and landlocked to find true and innovative solutions forecasting strategic growth and opportunity

Qigcikiyaraq: "To Respect"

We facilitate conversations with public and private partners, connecting tribes, residents and government as a conduit for respectful and responsible economic development 



Melanie Matter Welsh

Executive Director

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