Outreach to local populations who depend on the Arctic Ocean for their livelihood

Ana Aguilar-Islas (University of Alaska) gave a presentation on the GEOTRACES Arctic project at the 2015 Kawerak Regional Conference in Nome, Alaska (1- 4 June 2015).

Kawerak Inc. organizes services for residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Eskimo, Aleut or American Indian, descent. Kawerak’s organizational goal is to assist Alaska Native people and their governing bodies to take control of their future. With programs ranging from education to transportation, and natural resource management to economic development, Kawerak seeks to improve the Region’s social, economic, educational, cultural and political conditions.