Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation (KIC) Shareholders Homesite Subdivision Roads Project A project for the community development of the Native Village of Kaktovik, Alaska. Where is Kaktovik? • Kaktovik is situated on an island on the North Slope. It is located 90 miles west of the Canadian Border and 280 miles southeast of Barrow and sits within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Meeting with the Stakeholders • The Tribe had to hold numerous meetings with different stakeholders, in order to gather the resources needed to build the roads and also to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Stake Holders • The local City Government & Corporation • The North Slope Borough (NSB) and NSB Planning Commission • Bureau of Indian Affairs • US Army Corp of Engineers • US Fish and Wildlife Service Struggles • The tribe had to ensure that the design and planning of the project included meetings with each stakeholder and compliance with all federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. • We had to gather numerous permits from different agencies to allow the construction of the roads. Struggles (funding) • The majority of funding for the project came from the BIA and included High Priority Project (HPP) funds in the amount of $1 million. The tribe used these funds along with the transportation funds from BIA to sort of match what the NSB could provide through their capital improvement funds or other resources. Our tribe had to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NSB for them to construct the roads and to provide our tribe with the needed gravel. The gravel was provided at no cost to the tribe through the MOU. We would not have been able to construct the roads at the time if the gravel was not readily available. Lessons Learned • Cooperation Undertaking a huge project such as this requires cooperation amongst numerous agencies and stakeholders. Thanks to the communities involvement , this project was agreed by all those involved as a priority for the community. Assistance • Always ask for help! Through the BIA, we are given an Awarding Officials Technical Representative (AOTR) who you should refer to anytime you have questions or concerns. • You can utilize BIA’s AOTRs for technical assistance with, but not limited to: Environmental Impact Statements National Environmental Policy Act compliance Long Range Transportation Plans Designing the project Questions or Concerns in general Job Opportunities • Through diligence and cooperation, meaningful transportation projects which benefit communities as a whole may allow numerous opportunities for tribes and locals to become actively engaged. This project utilized and offered training and employment opportunities throughout Kaktovik and the North Slope including but not limited to CDL training, heavy equipment operator & laborer job positions. Quyanakpak! Thank you very much!