Updates from the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO)

Matthew Druckenmiller July 29, 2021

Registration Now Open for the 2021 NNA Annual Community Meeting 

We are excited to announce that registration for the NNA Annual Community Meeting is now open. The meeting will be held virtually this year, on November 8-10, 2021, from 8:00am-1:30pm Alaska / 12:00pm-5:30pm Eastern each day. 

Held in cooperation between the NNA-CO and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) NNA Working Group, this meeting will provide an important opportunity for NNA project teams, Arctic community members, Indigenous and Traditional knowledge holders, decision makers and other experts to gather to discuss and highlight progress, opportunities, and challenges across the NNA initiative. 

Please register for the meeting here.

The NNA-CO welcomed two new team members in July

@Karli Tyance Hassell (Anishinaabe from Gull Bay First Nation) is serving as the NNA-CO as Indigenous Engagement Coordinator based at Alaska Pacific University. In this role she supports Arctic communities by facilitating local/regional NNA research partnerships and interfacing NNA research with Indigenous cultures, knowledge systems, and research needs. With her background in environmental science, Karli’s career has been focused on building collaborative partnerships with Indigenous communities and demonstrating the importance of centering Indigenous knowledge through tribal representation and engagement in environmental sustainability research

@Jenna Vater is serving as the NNA-CO Program Manager at the University of Colorado Boulder. She provides community coordination and engagement, office management, and support to research, data management, and educational outreach activities. Jenna’s background is in working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, and her career has focused on increasing representation of Indigenous peoples in health careers and higher education. This work has taken her across the United States to work with many Tribal communities, including several in Alaska.

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Liz Weinberg
Web Manager & Community Coordinator
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