Indigenous studies experts

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  • Jessica Black

    Jessica Black

    October 28, 2022

    Alaska Native governance, indigenous natural resource management, cultural competence.

  • Davin Holen

    Davin Holen

    October 28, 2022

    Davin Holen is the Alaska Sea Grant Coastal Community Resilience Specialist. Davin works enable communities to adapt to rapidly changing ocean and climatic conditions and changing terrestrial landscape from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic. Holen’s education is in anthropology and his expertise is in working with communities to enhance adaptation capacity and resilience. Prior to working for UAF, Davin spent 15 years conducting social science research and managing the subsistence program in southern Alaska for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

  • Leslie McCartney

    Leslie McCartney

    October 28, 2022

    Oral history; archiving audio/vidual materials, Dene history and culture in Canada and Alaska, oral sources Specializes in organizing and administering oral history projects and archiving and preserving audio and video interviews. She teaches Dene History and Culture in Canada and Alaska (offered every two years) and Oral Sources.

  • Evon Peter

    Evon Peter

    October 28, 2022

    Areas of expertise include Alaska Native and Indigenous studies, Arctic Council, University of the Arctic, suicide prevention and film production.

  • Heidi Rader

    Heidi Rader

    October 28, 2022

    Heidi Rader is the tribes Extension educator for the Tanana Chiefs Conference region. In addition to teaching hands-on workshops in 30 remote villages in Interior Alaska, she also teaches online courses with a statewide reach.

  • Stacy Rasmus

    Stacy Rasmus

    October 28, 2022

    Rasmus’ research focuses on understanding the intersections between culture, health, and well-being, and the role of resilience and protective factors in reducing health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native peoples.

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    Malinda Chase

    November 03, 2023

    Expert in boundary spanning/co-production of science, climate adaptation, Indigenous studies, science education, social science