The Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is doing some exciting economic development work with an Indigenous partner in Southeast Alaska.
When a spruce log leaves Haines, Alaska, in its raw state, it doesn’t bring much value to the local economy. But in the hands of Fairweather Ski Works, it becomes part of a high-value product.
Emily Foster, a Quileute Tribe member, is a new business owner and happily up to her elbows in smoked fish. Emily won the $10,000 top prize in the Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition.