Salmon is a defining factor in the culture of Alaska; it’s something we all have in common. But salmon, Alaska’s third-largest industry, is also frequently a flashpoint of conflict over difficult issues such as racial justice, the urban-rural divide, and balancing sustainability against the needs of resource development.
Alaska Humanities Forum, along with partner organizations, designed the Alaska Salmon Fellows program to facilitate demanding conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross-section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research, and cultural sectors.
Alaska Salmon Fellows serves as a:
The initial program ran from 2017-2020, engaging two cohorts of 16 fellows each for 18 months. The program was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.
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