1. Establish effective fisheries policies that view fisheries as holistic ecosystems, which include participation by the indigenous people and communities that have always been tied to the sea. Effective fisheries policies would consider the impacts of fisheries management decisions on local economies, culture and heritage.
  2. Obtain access to fisheries through enabling the teaching and learning between generations of indigenous fishermen and _providing a wide range of participation opportunities.
  3. Manage access to fisheries _energize­ fisheries related infrastructure development and restore_ commercial fishing as an economic driver in support of local economic growth in fishery dependent rural communities.
  4. Establish a quota acquisition strategy to work towards 10% of federally managed marine resources in the Gulf of Alaska owned locally by the represented tribes through a Gulf of Alaska Community Development Quota program.
  5. Anchor federal quota shares to fishery dependent rural communities in order to re-establish and support long term sustainability of a home ported small boat fishing fleet.


Objective 1:  Establish rural coastal community and Alaska Native representative presence on federal and state policy making bodies.

Objective 2:  Develop a Community Development Quota (CDQ) entity for the Gulf of Alaska.

Objective 3:  Increase quota share owned by the Community Quota Entities (CQEs) in Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, Larsen Bay, and Akhiok. Assist in the development and quota share acquisition in Karluk.

Lead OrganizationPartner OrganizationTimeline:Projected # of Jobs
Cape Barnabas, Inc. Ouzinkie Holding Company  5 FTEs per community

Objective 4:  Protect alternative pathways to individual quota share ownership such as entry level quota pools, allocation of quota to crew and/or limitations on the time that initially awarded quota is held by an individual. Explore and encourage tribal pathways to quota ownership.



  1. Establish a sustainable, regional network of tribally-owned farms and ranches that provide for year-round food security, healthier food, and sustainable economic development opportunities for the region’s Alaska Natives, the rural communities, and the entire region. 
  2. Develop a marketplace, food distribution network, and storage capacity to meet increased local agricultural production, availability of locally caught/processed seafood, and wholesale grocery products.


Objective 1:  Continue and develop current additional initiatives that increase the agricultural knowledge, experience, capabilities, and infrastructure of farmers and ranchers in the Kodiak Archipelago.

Objective 2:  Utilize emerging food hub distribution model established through the Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute and the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative for the improved food distribution network. Connect Kodiak-based food hub operations with emerging Alaska-wide food hub alliances for broader access to produce grown state-wide.

Objective 3:  Create Kodiak based hydroponic vegetable market demand and supply potential feasibility study including assessing current and future planned operations.

Objective 4:  Develop a framework/infrastructure to provide access to wholesale grocery products in the village communities. 

Objective 5:  Participate in Alaska-wide food hub alliance development to increase access for Alaska Grown produce/products in Kodiak and increase market opportunities for Kodiak grown produce/products statewide.  



  1. Stabilize or reduce energy costs in the rural village communities in the Kodiak Archipelago while pursuing renewable energy generation opportunities.
  2. Establish Kodiak based energy planning resource to assist rural village communities in energy infrastructure, policy, and initiative development.
  3. Leverage expertise and affordable renewable energy generation portfolio of the Kodiak Electric Association to increase adoption of electrification technologies in the Kodiak Region.


Objective 1:  Utilize the US Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy as a resource to provide Technical Assistance (for Tribal Council, Village/Regional Corporations, and Tribal consortia) and as a lead to potential funding opportunities.

Objective 2:  Kodiak Archipelago rural village communities develop or renew Strategic Energy Plans. 

Objective 3:  Pursue individual village communities’ energy priorities and identify evolving energy priorities. 

Objective 4:  Identify or create workforce development opportunities for local labor force to employ in emerging electrification industry.  

Objective 5:  Identify or create project/initiatives implementation funding mechanism (e.g. On-bill financing, Revolving Loan Funds, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy – or  C-PACE).



  1. Boost the development of the mariculture industry in the Kodiak region by fostering product demand expansion through advancements in product development and raw materials processing.
  2. Increase local enthusiasm and support for mariculture by showcasing local farms and products and educating the public about its benefits, promoting sustainable practices, and showcasing economic and environmental advantages.
    1. Public engagement
  3. Rural Forum Development: At least 8 Alaska Native aquatic farms permitted and operational by 2026. 


Objective 1: Formulate Kodiak-specific marketing strategies to attract product manufacturers, highlighting Kodiak’s mariculture growth potential, renewable energy generation portfolio, and seafood processing workforce depth.

Objective 2: Support growth/increased capacity of current shellfish and kelp processing operations, including capabilities of smaller scale, value-added processing that derives a higher price point of raw materials/growers.   

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for establishing a cold storage facility and distribution center to support the increased capacity of mariculture operations.

Objective 3:  Promote the engagement of aquatic farmers in local outreach events to showcase their product. Organize farm tours aimed at boosting public enthusiasm and fostering local pride, while also creating opportunities for tourism. 

Objective 4: Establish a Kodiak Rural Mariculture Workgroup/Network to support regional development of village-based Mariculture farm operations and appropriately located hatchery operations.

  • Farm & Hatchery development Technical Assistance: site planning & permitting, business and operation planning, access to capital (grants/loans).
  • Workforce Development: Support emerging workforce with demonstration farm/training site creation and sustainability.



  1. Every community have reliable and affordable internet. That the region obtains internet neutrality.
  2. Every community have a centralized location for access for individuals, Elders, students, and small businesses. 


Objective 1:  Identify a central organization or agency to organize, support regional efforts, advocate for regional access, and leverage funding opportunities. 

Objective 2:  Identify/source a subject matter to assist in understanding the complexity of available options and advise communities.    

Objective 3:  Pursue additional opportunities such as Starlink, the 2.5 GHz Tribal Licensing, and available funding.



  1. Establish the Kodiak Archipelago as a top tourism and recreation destination with sustainable development of infrastructure and utilization of resources as an industry priority.
  2. Increase local and cultural tourism infrastructure and participation to grow the sector and increase tourist-oriented visitors. 


Objective 1:  Promote investment in current and future tourism opportunities and infrastructure to improve visitor experiences.

Lead OrganizationPartner OrganizationTimeline:Projected # of Jobs
Discover KodiakKodiak Chamber of Commerce; City and BoroughJune 2026Unknown at this time.

Objective 2:  Create an archipelago-wide Native Tourism group to share information, intersect with State-wide and Alaska Native Cultural Tourism Plan efforts, and develop shared marketing efforts

Lead OrganizationPartner OrganizationTimeline:Projected # of Jobs
Alutiiq MuseumKANAJune 2026Additional jobs possible with grant funding or industry investment

Objective 3:  Develop and offer artist & culture-bearer workforce development training opportunities and resource depository to address rising interest and opportunities in cultural tourism.

Lead OrganizationPartner OrganizationTimeline:Projected # of Jobs
Alutiiq MuseumKANAJune 2026Additional jobs possible with grant funding or industry investment