Carothers recognized with AFN's Denali Award
Courtney Carothers, a professor at UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, has been honored with the 2023 Denali Award by the Alaska Federation of Natives. The award recognizes the contributions of a non-Native person who has demonstrated strong commitment, dedication and service to the Alaska Native community and to rural Alaska.
"It was the honor of a lifetime to receive this award and be showered with love and support from Kodiak and other regions,” Carothers said. “I'm so proud of the collective work so many are doing to advance tribal sovereignty and equity in Alaska fisheries."
Carothers is the principal investigator of Tamamta, a program that focuses on bridging Indigenous and Western sciences to transform graduate education and research in fisheries and marine sciences. Tamamta is a joint program of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and the College of Rural and Community Development.
“Dr. Carothers has devoted her career to working with fishing communities across Alaska to better understand the social and cultural dimensions of fishery systems and to improve education, research and policy processes to better include these dimensions,” AFN stated in its award announcement.
The award was presented on Oct. 19 at the 2023 AFN convention in Anchorage.