2024 Keynote Speakers

This year’s conference will feature Dr. Pavel Sulyandziga, President of the Batani Foundation as our luncheon speaker on Friday. The title of his talk is Indigenous People of Russia and Collaboration across the Arctic, Examples from RAIPON [Russian Association fo the Indigenous People of the North] and Batani Foundation.

Due to unforeseen changes in Mary Peltola’s schedule, she will not be available to join us in person for our Saturday keynote address.  But we are excited to announce that Dr. James Simon has graciously agreed to be our speaker with a talk titled:  Changing Arctic Futures and the Changing Role of an Applied Anthropologist. Dr. Simon’s talk will also include a video address by US Representative Mary Sattler Peltola.

Jim Simon (center) with his husband Kevin and
US Representative Mary Peltola on the Kuskokwim
River. (Photo by Mary Sattler Peltola, 2021)