An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.
Emergency management professionals are tasked with making their communities more resilient to future threats and disasters. However, emergency management leaders and their organizations must adjust and adapt to more than just response scenarios. For tribal emergency managers, this means following the principles that define an evolving emergency management fields while also navigating additional bureaucratic obstacles and adhering to their distinct cultural traditions and protocols.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.
Professor John E. Pennington is the deputy director of the Center for Arctic Security & Resilience (CASR) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He is a former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X director and has over 28 years of emergency management and public policy experience. He works with the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS) as they build their regional tribal emergency management system and nine emergency operation centers across the Arctic Slope of Alaska. He will be defending his Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies in spring 2023 (“Sovereign Disasters: How Alaska’s Tribes Participate in Government-to-Government Relations in a Post-Disaster Environment”).