Indigenous Connections to JBER

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson occupies Dena’ina Ełnena, the homeland of K’enaht’ana, the indigenous people of Knik Arm. Their connection to the land is linguistic, spiritual, and cultural; it is respectful and eternal. We recognize and value Dena’ina Ełnena, her people, and her cultures. We honor the enduring relationship that exists between the land, the people, and nature. We endeavor to be mindful, respectful, and considerate guests, chin’an.