News and Events

Advancing Indigenous data sovereignty

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Building on the rights frameworks recognized in the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples, the CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) principles summarize an approach for ethical data management led by Indigenous communities.

Bering witness: Alaskan Elders give voice to the NOAA Arctic Report Card

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Indigenous Elders share their observations of a changing climate and its environmental impacts in Nome, Alaska, to include the first Indigenous perspective into the 2019 NOAA Arctic Report Card, released at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 10, 2019.

The project team travels by skidoo and qamutiik (sled) to visit weather stations.

Those who work with weather: Inuit and visiting scientists collaborate for better weather information

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In 2009, Shari Fox of NSIDC and ELOKA, along with hunters, Elders, and research partners in Clyde River, created the Silalirijiit Project, linking Inuit knowledge with climate science and environmental modeling to better understand how weather patterns are changing in the Clyde River area.

Yup'ik atlas

Yup’ik youth add Indigenous Knowledge to online atlas

Friday, July 12, 2019

Calista Education and Culture (CEC) interns from Nunapitchuk, Alaska, contribute their time to expand the Yup'ik Atlas.

Heidi McCann and J. Reeves hold up a Pendelton blanket.

Changes for ELOKA team members: McCann, McNeave, and Pulsifer

Friday, July 12, 2019

Long-time staff members Heidi McCann, Chris McNeave, and Peter Pulsifer pursue career transitions and opportunities.

Amy Juan from Tohono O'odham tells a traditional story to children

Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) third meeting

Thursday, July 11, 2019

From June 17 to 20, members of the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) joined families and children from Chickaloon Village, Alaska, the first time the community has welcomed a group of visitors to join them for the camp.

Utqiagvik coast

Utqiaġvik visit

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ELOKA scientist Matthew Druckenmiller visits Utqiaġvik, Alaska, to map sea ice thickness on ice trails used for spring bowhead whale hunting.


Planning for the Arctic Report Card

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ELOKA scientist Matthew Druckenmiller attends a meeting in Seattle, Washington, to plan for the 2019 NOAA Arctic Report Card.

Himdag Ki: Way of Life House cultural center and museum

Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) second meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) holds second meeting on Tohono O’odham Nation lands, including the University of Arizona, centering around the theme of “Indigenous Knowledge."

Marina tends to reindeer skins (right) and Valeri fixes a sled runner.

A living atlas comes to life

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

ELOKA partnered with SnowChange Cooperative to create the cyberinfrastructure for the first online cultural atlas of Indigenous Knowledge from Siberia.