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Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission

The Commission safeguards the bowhead whale and its habitat and while also supporting the whaling activities of its member communities and Eskimo subsistence bowhead whaling.

Alaska Federation of Natives
AFN is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, with the mission of enhancing and promoting the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community. Resources on the site include policy, publications, a resources page, and news.

Alaska Village Initiatives
Alaska Village Initiatives is a self-supporting corporation organized in 1968 by and for rural Alaskans that promotes the economic well-being of rural Alaskans though economic development, assistance, networking, advocacy, and education.

Arctic Slope Regional Association
ASRC was established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and is a private, for-profit corporation that is owned by and represents the business interests of its 11,000 Iñupiat Eskimo shareholders in the villages of Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, Kaktovik, and Anaktuvuk Pass. Resources on the site include strategic plans, news, community information, and economic information by industry.

First Alaskans Institute

The Institute uses community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development to develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet social, economic and educational challenges.

Indigenous Peoples’ Council for Marine Mammals

A coalition of tribal marine mammal commissions/councils and other Native organizations formed for the purpose of identifying and addressing long-term marine mammal issues, including MMPA reauthorization, co-management, and the involvement of traditional knowledge in the subsistence issue.

Inuit Circumpolar Council
The ICC is an international nongovernmental organization representing approximately 150,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia). Resources include publications, policy, annual reports, and activities and initiatives.

Maniilaq Association
The Maniilaq Association provides health and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. Resources are categorized into Social, Health, and Tribal Services, as well as a news section.

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.
NANA is a Regional Alaska Native corporation formed under the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and seeks to improve the quality of life for its people by maximizing economic growth, protecting and enhancing their lands, and promoting healthy communities with decisions, actions, and behaviors inspired by Iñupiat Ilitqusiat values. Resources on the site include multimedia, publications, news,  economic information by industry, and land management information, among others.

National Congress of American Indians
NCAI aims to protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights, secure traditional laws and cultures, promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments, and improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples. Resources on the site include publications, conferences and events, news, and multimedia.

Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SLiCA)

SliCA is an international joint effort of research and indigenous people to measure and understand living conditions in the Arctic. It measures Arctic living, documents and compares the present state of living conditions among the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, and seeks to improve the understanding of living conditions to the benefit of Arctic residents.

Tribal Directory

The Tribal Leaders Directory provides a tribes’ name, address, phone, and fax number for each of the 566 Federally-recognized Tribes. There may be an email or website address listed for the tribal entity if they have provided it to the BIA. Each tribe is listed in three sections, by the BIA region that provides services to them, the state they are located in, and in alphabetical order. The Directory also provides information on the BIA Regions and agency offices.