As we review the many accomplishments and challenges of 2021, we get excited about the ways we can continue to evolve as an organization to best meet our vision. Year after year, we learn more about the needs of our various programs, families, and staff and are able to evaluate and improve to the best of our ability in order to meet our Camp Fire promise. Because after all, we are here to help young people thrive, and that doesn’t happen all at once. It takes time, dedication, and commitment. As our journey into 2022 continues, our commitment to create a future vision for our programs and our organization as a whole also continues. Join us for this multi-part series as we share what we are working towards within our different programs and as an organization. There is a lot to look forward to and we can’t wait to share it with you.
The Camp Fire Alaska main office operates on the ancestral land of the Dena’ina people. Camp Fire Alaska runs programing on the lands of the Athabascan, Yup’ik, Chup’ik, Sougpiaq, and Inupiaq peoples. We value and thank them for their current and historic commitment to and protection of this land. We pledge to assist, in partnership, in the environmental stewardship of these lands. We strive to learn more about the history of the Native peoples of Alaska and the historic trauma they have suffered. We commit to being an active ally through activities, actions, and organizational decisions and practices. We understand that this is a dynamic process through which our Land Acknowledgement practices, and statement will evolve as we receive feedback from tribal partners and acquire a deeper understanding of and from the Native peoples of Alaska.