October 17-20, 2021
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) invites qualified, working journalists to submit a registration request for a complimentary media badge that provides access to the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference during hours open to the public.

To Register: Complete this Media Credential Application and submit it with all required information. Credentialed media will receive electronic confirmation and directions for accessing the Whova platform. Media credentials are reserved for working members of the media only. This includes editors, reporters/journalists/writers/ broadcasters, producers, camera crews, and still photographers. Employees of media outlets who do not work in an editorial (including reporters/journalists/writers/ broadcasters) capacity are not qualified for a media badge.
First Alaskans Institute reserves the right to modify this policy without public notice and to revoke accreditation at any time.

Registration is free for all editorial media.

Please contact Angela Łot'oydaatlno Gonzalez, Indigenous Communications Manager, at or 907-677-1702 with any questions.

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* 1. Thank you for your interest in covering the Elders & Youth Conference, please share the following:

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* 2. Type of Media

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* 3. Job Title/Primary Responsibility

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Please Note: First Alaskans Institute is a non-profit organization. By registering for media credentials, the applicant agrees to the following:

1. Commit to creating a safe and respectful environment for the participants attending the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference. We would never knowingly subject our participants to anyone with a history of child or Elder abuse. By registering you understand and commit to this. 

2. Comply with First Alaskans Institute to minimize distraction to the speakers/performers and participants:
  • Participation must center the experience of Elders and youth attendees.
  • Absolutely no interviews in virtual rooms where plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and workshops take place. Reporters may request interviews, but must do so in a non-invasive/non-disruptive fashion.
  • This is not an opportunity for commercial photography or filming. Coverage of this event should be available for public consumption without charge. 

3. The applicant documenting the 2021 Elders & Youth Conference will agree to ensure that accurate identification, spelling, and pronunciations are made of the participants

4. First Alaskans Institute or their designated representative(s) will be provided with footage and images of the 2021 Conference.

*I agree to comply with the requests outlined above by First Alaskans Institute

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The Elders & Youth Conference is a culturally-radiant and safe place for our Elders, youth, and other participants. Whether we are in-person or virtual, we work to ensure that those presenting, working with, and sharing time with our precious participants are committed to this as well. We would never knowingly subject our participants to anyone with a history of child or Elder abuse - physical, sexual, mental, financial, or other forms of abuse. By registering for this conference, you are confirming that you and/or the participants you are registering for understand this and are also committed to it. This is a condition of registration in order for us to best protect our conference participants and ensure a culturally vibrant and safe space.

Please note: Those wanting to participate in Elders & Youth must agree with this statement and confirm that they and/or those they are registering for are committed to upholding it.