Empowering Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections is a program led by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska, and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences, to create a space for Indigenous scholars to educate and inform policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic Issues from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. This seminar is offered in partnership with local hosts, USCGRP and IARPC.

Date: Monday, 6 May 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Speaker: Helen M. Aderman, Executive Director, Qayassiq Walrus Commission and Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council
Presentation Title: The Bristol Bay Marine Ecosystem & Subsistence Resource Needs

We are pleased to host Helen M. Aderman, 2019 Arctic Indigenous Scholar, for a seminar/webinar on Monday, 6 May 2019 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT at the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) office in Conference Room A, 1800 G. St. NW., Washington, D.C. A live webinar is also available to those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent to 'Webinar Only' registrants prior to the event. Registration is required for the both the live seminar as well as the live-streamed webinar.

Registration for in-person attendance at the USGCRP office is required 24 hours in advance.

Speaker Biography

Helen Aderman Helen Kegginarrluk Aderman is Yup’ik born in Togiak, Alaska, from Aleknagik, Alaska. She is the Bristol Bay Native Association’s Marine Mammal Manager, based in Dillingham, and the Executive Director of the Qayassiq Walrus Commission and Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council. She holds a B.A. in Rural Development from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Helen is working to address impacts on marine mammal habitat use areas and to ensure future Alaska Native generations will have continued access to their traditional marine foods for harvest.