Randy Ruaro, Executive Director for AIDEA, said, “The State of Alaska was promised the right to an
easement from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District as part of the land reforms by Congress
in 1980. Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act (ANILCA), Section 204(4)(b) says, 'Congress
finds that there is a need for access for surface transportation purposes…from the Ambler Mining
District to the Alaska Pipeline Haul Road…and the Secretary shall permit such access..'' Those promises
in ANILCA and the needs of Alaskans and the families for good paying jobs and the opportunity to start a
small business matter. That is why we continue to progress the project and work toward these significant
Allakaket Tribal Council and Huslia Tribal Council have announced their respective unanimous votes to
withdraw from the Ambler Access Project Litigation. AIDEA and the Ambler Access Project team look
forward to working with these communities to better understand their concerns and build a strong dialog
I write in support of the Ambler Access Project for the potential economic benefits it could bring to area residents, the state and the nation… The mineral resources in the area, including copper, are of critical importance to the country…
What is missing is access, which the Project would provide.
…continued responsible resource extraction is essential to the future of the Northwest Arctic
Borough and its provision of public services to the region’s residents
Hughes has been in support of Ambler Road since we started meeting in 2010. Our Elder at that
time wanted jobs for our Tribal members so people will not move to the cities, to try to stop
outmigration. We've been struggling to keep our school open for years. The student count needs
to be ten kids. If we go under ten kids, our school will close. Parents with children will move.
We need year-round jobs for our Tribal members. I know the Ambler Road and Ambler Mining
District will provide that for years to come. Thank you.
My administration supports projects that provide job opportunities and hope, while protecting
what we all love about Alaska: its beauty, bountiful resources, and the people who call it home.
Projects like the Ambler Access Project help to create the tangible economic opportunities
Alaskans need and deserve, especially for neighboring communities. No one does responsible
resource development better than Alaska.
Guided by traditional knowledge of Alaska's land, water, and animals, the Subsistence Advisory
Committee is an integral voice guiding responsible development of the AAP. The committee members
hail from 9 local villages and are each knowledgeable of traditional and subsistence practices and
resources around their respective communities.
The AAP has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in Northwest Alaska. The Workforce
Development Working Group was established to create pathways to these opportunities for workers in
the Doyon and NANA regions. Learn
Guided by respect for the long history and customs of Alaska's Native People, the Tribal Liaison
Program was established in cooperation with the indigenous people of the Doyon and NANA regions
along the proposed corridor. Tribal Liaisons are members of local Tribes who provide important
insight and collaboration as part of the project's ongoing cultural management activities. Learn More
Providing private industrial controlled access to the Ambler Mining District
Highlighting the work of the SAC and WDWG, Kobuk community meeting, upcoming employment opportunities, and introducing new AIDEA Executive Director Randy Ruaro.
Ambler Mining District Access Project is unlocking opportunity for Alaska's Underserved Communities. Read about the economic impact and opportunities this infrastructure development will bring to these rural Alaskan communities.