Expanding Arctic Indigenous Collaborations

22. August 2017

Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation, the Wilson Center, Alaska's North Slope Borough and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry are organizing a session on cross-border cooperation among Arctic indigenous peoples on business development and traditional subsistence.


  • Lars Nelson,Vice President of Lands, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation: Connecting the American Arctic – Barrow, Alaska.
  • Mike Sfraga, Polar Initiative Director, Wilson Center: The Future Arctic: Indigenous Communities as Essential Drivers of Economic and Social Success.
  • Nagruk Harcharek, General Manager, UIC Science: Constructive Collaborations Between Indigenous Peoples and the Researchers.
  • Harry K. Brower Jr., North Slope Borough Mayor
  • Catherine Coral Simons,Senior Maritime Infrastructure Advisor, Department of Transportation Committee on the Marine Transportation System: Infrastructure Policy & Finance: Arctic Spotlight.
  • Halldór Jóhannsson, Executive Director, Arctic Portal: Arctic Cooperation and Business Development Driven by Knowledge and Effective Information Exchange.
  • Joseph Ahmaogak, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Olgoonik: A View from a Traditional Whaling Village.
  • Anders Oskal, Executive Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry: Unique cross-border cooperation between Arctic reindeer peoples.