Applications for the Arctic Rivers Summit scheduled to take place at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska, March 29-31, 2022. The Summit is part of the Arctic Rivers Project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic Program.
The Summit will be an in-person workshop to discuss the current and potential future states of Alaskan and Yukon rivers and fish and how we can adapt. It will bring together up to 150 Tribal and First Nation leaders, community members, managers, and knowledge holders, academic, Indigenous, federal, state, and provincial researchers, non-governmental organizations, and others. Applications are due by January 23, 2022.
The Arctic Rivers Project is co-led by the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and both the project and Summit are guided by an Indigenous Advisory Council. Additional project partners include the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Waterloo, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. We are extremely grateful to our project’s Indigenous Advisory Council for leading the development of the Summit goals and agenda.
For more information, please visit the Arctic Rivers Summit website. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will adjust plans as needed to prioritize the safety of our elders, families, and participants.
We hope you will join us!
The Arctic Rivers Summit Planning Team