All the elders, hunters, and subsistence and commercial fishermen who participated in mapping interviews.

Tribal administrators, coordinators and staff who identified and helped to organize elders, hunters and fishermen for mapping interviews and map reviews – Ruby Nassuk and Tracy Kimoktoak (Koyuk), Janelle Murray and Robert Keith (Elim), Gloria Wilson (Shaktoolik), Art Ivanoff (Unalakleet), Peter Martin, Sr., Fred Pete and Gladys Pete (Stebbins), Ted Hamilton (Emmonak), Roy Atchak (Chevak), Alice Julius (Goodnews Bay), Sam Davis (Mekoryuk), Branson Tungiyan  (Gambell), Sylvia Toolie, Kenneth Kingeekuk and Peggy Akeya (Savoonga), George Sam (Nightmute), Moses Chanar, Florence Therchik and Rose Julius (Toksook Bay), Janice Knowlton and Sylvester Ayek (King Island), Arthur Lake, Emma Kiunya and Fred Phillip (Kwigillingok), Jonathan Lewis (Chefornak) and Jimmie Paul (Kipnuk).

Yupik interpreters and transcribers – Fred Phillip, Bernadette Lewis, Peter Julius, Arthur Lake, Cameron Lake, Sam Davis, Moses Chanar, Maggie Scholtz and Fred Pete.

All others who assisted in other ways to support the interviews with elders and active hunters, and all who kindly hosted the project team in the rural communities.

GIS support – Doug Tosa, Melanie Smith and Joanne Wishart.

Experts who reviewed portions of the report – Henry Huntington, Phyllis Stabeno, Chad Jay, Tom Van Pelt, Lori Quakenbush, Sue Moore, James Lovvorn, Margie Ann Gibson and Cynthia Monroe.

James Barker for the generous contribution of his photographs of Yup’ik life.

Cenaliulriit Coastal Resource Service Area, Board of Directors for permission to use the subsistence map data for the Yukon-Kuskokwim region * Assistance from Hanson Irrigoo of Sivuquq, Inc. for the use of their lodge for interviews in Gambell * Association of Village Council Presidents for hosting the Bering Sea Elders Group during the Yukon-Kuskokwim region map review * Staff at the Kawerak Eskimo Heritage Archives for helping to locate useful material * Steve Jacobson at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Native Language Center for providing orthography for walrus and seal species in four languages * Ruby Nassuk and Roger Nassuk, Sr. of Koyuk for terminology used in Norton Sound * George Noongwook for clarification of species names and for sharing supportive information sources * Jason Geck at Alaska Pacific University for scanning large format maps * Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation staff for advice on documenting commercial fishing areas and for use of their office for Unalakleet interviews * Nome Fishermen’s Association members for advice on documenting commercial fishing areas.  

Funding support for The Northern Bering Sea: Our Way of Life – Moore Family Foundation, Oak Foundation, Pew Marine Conservation Fellows Program, Regional Marine Conservation Project, Thoresen Foundation, Alaska Conservation Foundation, 444S Foundation, The Ocean Foundation, Harder Foundation and True North Foundation. Funding support for meetings of the Bering Sea Elders Group – Donlin Gold, Honor the Earth Fund, Grant Aviation, Hageland Aviation, Bering Air, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Alaska Conservation Foundation and World Wildlife Fund.

Last Updated: 
Fri, 04/08/2016