Northern Organizers Summer Summit 2018

Deadline EXTENDED to JUNE 13th

All northern (Alaska and Canada) community action organizers are welcome to apply! Families are also welcome to apply, childcare support will be available for participants. Limited travel scholarships are also available. Space is limited so apply today!

For more information call: (907) 374-5950                 or e-mail: 

Hosted by: Native Movement, Gwich’in Steering Committee, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition, Cook Inlet Keeper, and the Alaska Center


Art can be both a reflection of the world surrounding and a critical tool for re-shaping worldview. As we work to build a better world, we must dig our hands and our hearts into the essential creation of art — Art that Reflects and Art that Reshapes!

Spend four days at the beautiful Howard Luke Gaalee’ya center on the banks of the Tanana River outside of Fairbanks, AK. We will be camping (limited cabin space available), enjoying healthy meals, and "unplugging" for a few days.

This camp is meant to be a healing space and is rooted in Decolonizing and Just Transition frameworks, delve into these concepts and find ways to make them real in your work. In addition, participants will choose from one of four art tracks: 

Visual Arts - from concept to creation to mass production, building symbolism that can reshape popular culture (printing, painting, drawing, etc)

Theater Arts - learn about theater of the oppressed and group acting tools to build a collective path forward and share a new narrative.

Media Arts - sharing our stories and imagining new futures through film making

Written/Spoken Word - learn some writing tools through various mediums of the written word (song, poetry, articles, etc)