Community Testimonies

Gennadii Schukin, Taymyr, Russia

Gennadii Schukin, Dudinka, Russia. Dolgan knowledge holder,  president of the Association of Civic Organizations of Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets Municipal District. Deputy of the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets District Council of Deputies.

August 13, 2020

Vera Kolpachkova, Kamchatka, Russia

Vera Kolpachkova, Tilichiki, Russia, Chukchi knowledge holder, Methodist of the Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka, Russia

August 19, 2020

Mara Kimmel, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Mara has a long career in Alaskan public policy focused on issues of rights and justice, including being a faculty at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mara has practiced law since 1996 and co-founded the Alaska Institute for Justice - Alaska's only non-profit agency providing low-cost immigration legal services

September 4, 2020

Áslat Holmberg, Saami fishermen, Njuorggán, Finland

Vice President of Saami Council, representing Finish Saami central organization

September 25, 2020

Iain Miller, University of Alaska, Anchorage, graduate student

Iain's work and training is focused on Arctic health issues. Iain has been actively involved in different aspects of COVID19 response in Alaska

November 11, 2020

Qaġġun (Chelsey) Zibell, Noorvik/Fairbanks, Alaska

Qaġġun is an Iñupiaq language teacher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

April 7, 2021

Brynja Dís Valsdóttir, Reykjavik, Iceland

Brynja is a history teacher at the college

May 18, 2021