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Subsistence Way of Life

This site provides information and resources on issues related to the subsistence ways of life of Alaska Native people, particularly as they pertain to education. Anyone wishing to contribute to this site is encouraged to contact the coordinator of the Alaska Native Knowledge Network at (907) 474-1902, or send an email message to

Just How Safe is Subsistence Food?
by Patricia Longley Cochran
An article in Sharing Our Pathways published in March/April 1998 by Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

ANKN Subsistence SPIRAL Chart

Evaluations of Subsistence Units or Materials
By Chase Hensel

Does One Way of Life Have to Die So Another Can Live?
by Yupiktak Bista
A report on Subsistence and the Conservation of the Yupik Life-Style

Natural Indicators of Salmon Run Timing and Abundance Report
by Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association

Subsistence Management Information
"Subsistence Management Information is advised by a panel that includes UFA board members, Alaska Natives, Alaska legislators and representatives of sportfishing interests and coastal communities."

Alaska Traditional Knowledge and Native Foods Database
Excerpt from Progress Report: "The goal of the project is to build capacity among Alaska Tribes to take effective action to clearly identify and address their concerns about radionuclides, other types of contamination, and adverse changes in the environment. The University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Alaska Native Science Commission are collaborating to implement the project. We began work in the fall of 1996 under a grant from Region 10. Although the current three year grant funded by ORIA through Region 10 formally began in July 1998, an overlap between the previous grant and the current grant meant that we actually started work under the current grant in January 1999."

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
There is some general information and technical papers included in this site. As of March 30, 1998, some of the links were not working very well.

Office of Subsistence Management Alaska Region
US Fish and Wildlife Alaska's Office of Subsistence Management

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
Excerpt: The Society is a nonprofit membership organization. It exists for the protection, preservation and enhancement of fish & wildlife resources. The Society's purposes are charitable, educational, scientific and cultural. The Society is a member of America's Charities. America's Charities accepts donations for the Society through United Way and Combined Federal Campaign drives.





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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified June 20, 2012