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Environmental Studies

Navigating Alaskan Waters: Natives, Science and Politics

Story posted September 14, 2012

Event date(s): September 14, 2012 — May 20, 2013

Photo courtesy of Jenny Evans

Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:00-5:30 pm
Kreseg Auditorium, Kresge Visual Arts Center

Keynote speaker: George Noongwook, Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission

The leaders of the five Alaska animal commissions, charged with protecting relationships between Inupiat and Yupik and the animals on which they rely, participate in a discussion about the roles traditional knowledge, science, and policy play in stewarding marine mammal resources, protecting habitat, and ensuring availability and safety of country foods.

This event is iopen to the public free of charge. Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, with funding from the Oak Foundation. For more information please call 207-725-3416.