Dune Lankard is a strategic and guiding force for the Eyak Preservation Council (EPC). His stances in his community have shown vision and courage, and suffice it to say that they have not always been popular and understood by some. He is ancestrally from, and a lifelong resident of, Cordova. Dune’s Eyak name is Jamachakih, which translates: Little Bird that screams really loud and won't shut up.The morning he found his homelands covered with crude oil from the Exxon Valdez disaster he turned from commercial fisherman to dedicated community social change artist. Since that day, he has been recognized for his abilities to link cultural and environmental solutions. For his work, he was selected by Time magazine as one of its "Heroes for the Planet". In 2006, he was named an Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Fellow; in 2007, his non-profit business idea for the Cordova Cold Storage and Cookery was awarded a Marketplace Alaska award by the Alaska Federation of Natives. In 2008, Dune was awarded a Hunt Alternatives Fund-Prime Movers Fellowship: Cultivating Social Capital Award. He sits on boards of the Bioneers, IFIP (International Funders for Indigenous People's), EPC, the NATIVE Conservancy, Native Land Trust Alliance, REDOIL, and the FIRE Fund and on the advisory board of the Seva Foundation and Alaska Wildlife Alliance. Dune is also a Future of Fish cohort, SeaWeb Seafood Champion and was chosen to be on Patagonia's Wild Salmon Sourcing Team. Currently, he is very involved in EPC’s Bering Coal Conservation Opportunity, stopping the deep water port being built in the name of oil spill response at Shepard Point in Cordova and stopping the U.S. Navy from bombing his beloved Gulf of Alaska where he commercially fishes on the Copper River Delta. Dune is one of EPC’s Copper River Wilderness Raft guides, loves to play ping pong, basketball and chess, and is a devoted father to his daughter, Ananda Rose.