General information about the conference.
Theme: Sustaining Indigenous Livelihoods
Abstract Proposal website: https://goo.gl/forms/
For more information contact Sean Asiqłuq Topkok at 907-474-5537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates: You must register in order to attend the full conference, but the keynote address will be open and free to the public.
Pre-Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017
Conference (April 8 & 9, 2017):
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Host hotel: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge (907) 456-4500
Reservations can be made at: www.pikeslodge.com using the group code: UAFRural2017
Additional lodging: Westmark Hotel (907) 456-7722
$125 full conference
$30 students (bring student ID)
FREE registration for Elders (62+)
CLICK HERE to register for the 2017 ANS Conference in Fairbanks, AK
Draft Schedule At-A-Glance
Keynote address title: The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet
A book sale and signing of Cloutier’s, “The Right to be Cold” will follow the keynote on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier currently resides in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She was born in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (northern Quebec), and was raised traditionally in her early years before attending school in southern Canada and at a residential setting in Churchill, Manitoba. She is the past Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), the organization that represents internationally the 155,000 Inuit of Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka in the Far East of the Federation of Russia.
The next three keynotes are a panel of young people who are living and sustaining their culture and values through different modalities. They will co-present.
Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone grew up in Nome, Alaska. Every summer break her family would go to fish camp to hunt and gather for winter. At camp was where she learned her core Iñupiaq values. After graduating high school she earned her undergraduate in Alaska Native Studies with a minor in Iñupiaq Language at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Marjorie is currently obtaining a Masters in Cross-Cultural Studies at UAF. She enjoys teaching traditional skills and Iñupiaq language. Currently she is working to help revitalize Kakiñiq- Inuit Tattoos by becoming a tattooist. Marjorie shares “I love what I do, I will continue to do my best and learn from our elders and from those who are willing to teach. My goal this year is to learn how to crimp ugruk soles to make mukluks”
Piiyuuk Olivia Shields is Yup’ik from Toksook Bay, Alaska.
Samuel Johns (AK REBEL) is a community activist, motivational speaker and hip hop artist.