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Friday, November 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dynamics of Business Development in Rural Alaska

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This conversation is presented as part of the Alaska Native Economic Development Conversations with Debbie Atuk. 
Launching a business in rural Alaska sometimes requires working with a municipal government, a tribal government, and an Alaska Native Corporation, in addition to adhering to all applicable state and federal regulations. It requires experience approaching and coordinating these separate entities to head off lengthy delays. Diplomacy and cultural awareness will ensure that the process of gaining community buy-in is efficient and effective.
Meet the speakers:
  • Leanna Russell (Inupiaq) of Mack Solutions has worked with Alaska Native corporations, borough government affairs, and Quintillion. She will discuss her experience in coordinating the “trilateral entities.”
  • AlexAnna Salmon (Yup’ik/Aleut), President of the Igiugig Tribal Village Council has successfully worked with start-ups in her community including an alternative energy startup.
  • Bryan Maracle (Mohawk from Akwesasne). Brian has been living and working with indigenous communities his entire career. With 20 years of project management experience in Alaska, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of using indigenous values to delivers results in rural Alaska. 

  • Debbie Atuk (Inupiaq) is a portfolio specialist for SkyView Investment Advisors and serves on the Bering Straits Native Corporation board.

Who should join this session?  Anyone related to: 
  • Alternative energy startups
  • Infrastructure
  • Communication companies
  • Transportation
  • Cultural and environmental tourism
  • Hunting/guiding
  • Tribal government
  • Alaska Native Corporations

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Debbie Atuk

Portfolio Specialist, SkyView Investment Advisors
Debbie Atuk is Inupiaq and a proud shareholder and board treasurer of Bering Straits Native Corporation and is also a shareholder of Sitnasuak Native Corporation. She was raised in Nome and Anchorage, Alaska. Debbie is a portfolio specialist for Skyview Investment Advisors, where... Read More →
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Leanna Russell

Owner/Consultant, the mack solutions
Leanna Russell is from Utqiaġvik. She is descended from a strong family legacy that has been integral to her upbringing. Her wealth of cultural and institutional knowledge are attributes of her Hopson and Akpik lineages.Communal prosperity is an Iñupiat value instilled in her heart... Read More →

Bryan Maracle

The Play Yard & Quill LLC

Friday November 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST