Natural Resource Education Connects Doyon Youth to the Future
One of the most important parts of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) was the entitlement commitment for our lands within the Interior region. As we approach our 50th anniversary of ANCSA, the youth carry on our connection to the land.
The Doyon Lands and Natural Resources Department has partnered with Alaska Resource Education (ARE) to provide a variety of courses and training sessions for Doyon youth across Alaska. This includes general education on lands and land career fields from environmental positions, to renewable energy, to the mining industry.
“As of September 2020, we’re excited to share that over 90 Doyon shareholder youth have participated in programs both at home and in schools from North Pole to Huslia. Doyon contributed to the programs in the region through mineral exploration projects on its lands, and ARE is also implementing ongoing programming,” said Sharon Nicholas, Doyon Lands Assistant.
The Lands and Natural Resources Department continues to reach out to school districts and families to sign up their youth for a virtual action-packed and fun-filled learning session with other youth from across the state! To learn more about regular sessions, visit www.akresource.org or Alaska Resource Education on Facebook. For more information, please contact Sharon Nicholas in the Doyon Lands and Natural Resources Department at 907-459-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org