About

With love, we #Warrior Up for our People and our homelands

mission

Native Peoples Action gives voice to our ancestral imperative to uplift our peoples and protect our ways of life by taking a stand, working together and mobilizing action. We do this through ensuring Alaska Natives are heard in all levels of policy making, advocating for the wellness of our peoples and our ways of life, and by transforming social systems.

We Take A Stand.

An equitable society and governance structures will be achieved when Indigenous values and peoples are in positions of decision and policy making authority in Alaska. Systems, laws, and regulations must align with our ways of life.

We Work Together.

We stand united to strengthen networks, find common ground, and advocate for the wellness of our peoples and the sustainability of our communities and ways of life.

We mobilize action.

We will leverage our strong Alaska Native community networks to build a volunteer base to provide confidence, encouragement, and guidance in connecting Alaska Native traditional values with political candidates, proposed policies, and land management.

Our purpose

The purpose of Native Peoples Action is to further its Mission by Taking a Stand, Working Together, and Mobilizing Action. Consistent with its Operating Principle, Native Peoples Action will carry out its purpose not for profit but, rather, exclusively for, but not limited to, charitable, educational, civic, political, social, and cultural purposes.

About

Our sister organizations were founded by a group of 15 volunteers who came together and began grassroots organizing in 2016, and then decided to incorporate to build a vehicle through which their vision could be driven. These statewide volunteers lead the advisory committee and board of directors and include Indigenous artists, attorneys, university professors, tribal chiefs, grassroots organizers, legislative staffers, social justice warriors, and water/land protectors who proactively and progressively work together for a healthy, happy, equitable, and sustainable Alaska. Although our headquarters are based in Anchorage, AK on Dena’ina Athabascan land, our board, staff and advisors represent multiple nations across nearly every major Alaska Native cultural group, including Athabascan, Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Tlingit and Haida. 

Our organizations developed in direct response to the needs of our community, and depends heavily 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 and elevate the voices of Alaska Natives in all levels of policy making and regulation – we are the only Indigenous non-profit organization of its kind in Alaska operating two sister organizations – Native Peoples Action (c4) and Native Vision (c3) to influence systems change. We continually focus on outreach to our tribal leaders and communities to collect insight and guidance for our work, uplift the work of our communities and build partnerships that help to further our mission and goals.

Operating principles

  • Be Well: Indigenous wellbeing founded on respect and understanding;
  • Be Grounded: Indigenous education for all;
  • Be Sustained: sustainable economies of place founded on respect;
  • Be Seen: media and messaging by Indigenous Artists;
  • Be Heard: amplify Indigenous voices; and
  • Be Sacred; honor and defend Indigenous spirituality.

projects

We take on projects that align with our mission and the needs of our communities, some include:

  • Advocate for increased public safety across Alaska – including more public safety officers and addressing the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls;
  • Increasing voter engagement and participation;
  • Advocate for policy changes that will protect our culture, traditional way of life protect tribal sovereignty; and
  • Amplify Alaska Native voices, partner in the work being done in communities.
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