Caleb Pungowiyi | Sunday, 11 November 2007 - Friday, 16 November 2007
In November 2007 Caleb Pungowiyi traveled to Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas. While in Texas Caleb spoke with 3-5th grade students at Allen Academy and science students at Cypress Grove Intermediate School. He also participated in class discussions and lectured about sustainable arctic communities during a Texas A&M upper level Geology course. After his lecture he met with faculty, and researchers at Texas A&M for more informal discussions. Caleb also met with Geology students in an informal setting while in College Station.
Caleb Pungowiyi is a Yup'ik Eskimo who was born and raised on Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island. He has extensive experience as a spokesperson and advocate for Native concerns and traditional knowledge in regional, national, and international policy matters.
Mr. Pungowiyi is a former President and CEO of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference and of the Robert Aqqaluk Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust in Kotzebue, Alaska. Other past services include the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee, Marine Mammal Commission's Special Advisor on Native Affairs, Inuit Circumpolar Conference Executive Council, the Steering Committee of the Alaska Native Science Commission, the Polar Research Board Committee on Bering Sea Ecosystems, the Advisory Panel on Arctic Impacts from Soviet Nuclear Contamination, the Native American Rights Fund, the Alaska Coastal Policy Council, the Bering Sea Impact Study (a subcommittee of the International Arctic Science Committee), the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., and the Alaska Conservation Foundation.