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It is our mission to steward, conserve, preserve, enhance, and protect places and customs that are of significant historical, cultural, and environmental importance by using traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and science.

Main Reception

907.228.9445
CORE PRIORITIES
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Stewarding knowledge and environmental impact awareness.

KIC initiated an “Environmental Program” in 2005, under the Housing Department, addressing indoor air quality, water quality, household hazardous waste, pollution, and lack of environmental education in Ketchikan. Many of these original environmental program goals continue to varying degrees and additional program areas have been created now that the Cultural Resources Department has been developed. The Cultural Resources Department was officially formed in 2013 to assist the “Our Way of Life” Committee. In fall of 2014, the first Director for the program was hired and began building the program.

The Cultural Resources Department now consists of three staff members: a Cultural Resources Director, an Environmental Specialist, and an AmeriCorps VISTA. With this team, the Cultural Resources Department has really started to develop and has been able to take on more projects with the following principals:

  • Encourage understanding and reversence for our traditional and customary Way of Life.
  • Protect our pristine freshwater streams, rivers, and lakes.
  • Collect baseline environmental information to identify and respond to potential issues.
  • Promote maintenance of healthy forest ecosystems and natural resources.
  • Improve the health of the marine and coastal environments.
  • Co-Manage natural resources with both federal and state partners.
OUR BELIEFS
IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE
Native Alaskan cultures have always had a close and unique relationship with the natural environment.

The land, water, and living things that make up Ketchikan are integral components of the social, cultural, and spiritual life of Ketchikan Indian Community members. The Cultural Resources Department exists to assist Tribal Council and the members they represent in continuing their stewardship to the land and ensuring their access to natural resources that indigenous people have enjoyed and depended on for many centuries.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
EPA Tribal Environmental Plan
CONTACT US

CULTURAL RESOURCES >

Ketchikan Indian Community

2nd Floor

Address

429 Deermount St.
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

429 Deermount Facility Location

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429 DEERMOUNT FACILITY

Main Reception

907.228.9312

Fax 800.821.4901

Director

Tony Gallegos

tgallegos@kictribe.org

907.228.9445

Environmental Specialist

Samuel Naujokas

snaujokas@kictribe.org

907.228.9447

Cultural Resources Coordinator

Irene Dundas

irened@kictribe.org

907.228.9399

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