Well, it’s been a busy couple of months over here at the Georgetown Tribal Council. I figured it was well past time we catch you up on all we’ve been working on!
First – a thank you to Kattie Wilmarth, Georgetown member, for sending us lots of awesome photos to use (like the one you see above). We are always so happy to get photos from our members so we can make you a part of our communication with everyone.
Onto the update of our recent work: The latest news is that the Georgetown Tribal Council has contracted the services of GEOS Institute to help develop a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Native Village of Georgetown and surrounding areas of the Kuskokwim. We will keep you posted with more to come as we move forward with this project. Our hope is that the final Vulnerability Assessment will serve as a useful resource for not only Georgetown, but other Villages in the Region as we figure out how to deal with the impacts of Climate Change.
Jonathan Samuelson was hired as our TEK Project Assistant. He will be working with Tribal members and others on the River who have TEK to share related to the Native Village of Georgetown. He is hard at work planning for the implementation of this project, and I’m sure he will have more to share as he gets going. We are SO thankful to have him on board.
I am still developing our environmental education website for teachers in the Kuspuk School District. It is really coming along well, and I hope to have it ready to share in a draft version by March – some of the current teachers and other professionals in the region have been nice enough to offer to help in the final review stages. If you’d also like to help review, just let me know!
Here’s just a sneak peak:
As always, we are working on different aspects of our Water Quality Program, compiling information for our bi-monthly e-newsletters (look for one coming out in the beginning of February!), and attending meetings & conferences like AFE & ATCEM to stay informed so we can distribute that information to YOU!
Please, if there is ever a topic you’d like to find out more about – let us know. We are happy to do the legwork for you. E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 907-717-5292!