Tribal Liaison in Focus: Malinda Chase

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Learn more about Malinda Chase, tribal liaison for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, in this Tribal Resilience Liaison feature conducted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).

In the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals' (ITEP) May/June 2019 newsletter, ITEP featured Malinda Chase, the Tribal Liaison for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center/Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA), International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Learn more about how Malinda works with tribes to support indigenous peoples and scientists professional development initiatives that perpetuate and share the knowledge, beliefs and strength of Alaska Native Peoples in the summary below.

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Malinda Chase, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center Tribal Liaison

Malinda is an enrolled tribal member of Anvik, aDeg Hit’anDene’village, located in Alaska’s interior region, at the confluence of the Yukon and Anvik Rivers. She works as the Tribal Resilience Liaison for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, in partnership with the Aleutians Pribilof Islands Association, to support tribes in their resiliency and self-determined efforts in addressing climate change. Malinda holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her experience is in community planning, non-profit management, Native language revitalization, post-secondary distance education and Alaska Native education. She is actively engaged with land issues as a board member and land manager for Deloy Ges, Inc., a village corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Throughout her work life, Malinda is fortunate to work closely with prominent Alaska Native Elders and talented Alaska Native educators in indigenous curriculum and professional development initiatives that perpetuate and share the knowledge, beliefs and strength of Alaska Native Peoples.  When she has a chance, Malinda loves berry-picking, cutting and preserving salmon, picnics and being in her kayak or riverboat on any Alaskan river, especially with her daughter Deenaalee.

Contact: malindac@apiai.org

View the original article from ITEP.

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