Kotzebue IRA


The Kotzebue Tribes Traditional Resource Program was started for the purpose of gathering information on the uses, trends, and status, of the resources that are harvested for the traditional, nutritional, and cultural needs of our members. The use of questionnaires, interviews and working groups are employed to gather the data and cooperative projects with other entities are carried out. Currently the program is taking part in a caribou health study, in cooperation with DartmouthCollegeand the Kiana IRA, using local hunter knowledge to predict the current and future health of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. The program also collaborates with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to contribute to the management and regulation of traditional resources.