Amplifying Diverse Voices, Advocacy for the Protection and Integration of Arctic Indigenous Culture, Language and Knowledge in Science and Policy

Speaking: Kimberly Aiken, Potential PhD Candidate at the Arctic University, Tromso, Norway

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 2 December 2020

Where: Online: 9:00-10:00 am AKST, 1:00-2:00 pm EST

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Kimberly Aiken is an an early career professional focusing on stakeholder engagement, polar political policy, and diversity and inclusion. Kimberly's interests include Arctic Indigenous traditional and local knowledge, incorporating these knowledge systems in all areas of Arctic research, with the aim of informing policy and improving communication and collaboration between various stakeholder groups. Kimberly advocates for the protection of the Antarctic Southern Ocean and the integration of Indigenous knowledge in science and policy. Kimberly aspires to be an inspirational leader and role model for young girls and people of color that are interested in the Polar Regions.


This seminar is part of NOAA's EcoFOCI bi-annual seminar series focused on the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and applications of that understanding to the management of living marine resources. Since Oct 21, 1986, the seminar has provided an opportunity for research scientists and practitioners to meet, present, develop their ideas and provoke conversations on subjects pertaining to fisheries-oceanography or regional issues in Alaska's marine ecosystems, including the US Arctic.Visit the EcoFOCI webpage for more information,

Seminar Contact:
Heather Tabisola (heather.tabisola [at] and Jens Nielsen (jens.nielsen [at]

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