Welcome John Nauliar Orr!

Larry Hinzman July 20, 2023

Please join the IARPC Secretariat in welcoming our new Indigenous Engagement & Communications Specialist, @John Orr! John will support improved communication and collaboration between federal agencies and Indigenous communities in the Arctic. He is supported through UIC Science and Northern Social-Environmental Research under a contract from the National Science Foundation.

Born in rural Western Alaska, John was raised in Tununak on the island of Qaluyaat (Nelson Island) where he was taught by Elders the traditional ways of being. He has a background in outreach, communication, and capacity building in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region on a variety of issues important to the Tribes and their members. He is now based out of Fairbanks, Alaska as a guest on Dena Lands.