7:30 AM -   8:30 AM              

Shared Breakfast

 8:30 AM -   9:00 AM
Opening Song, Blessing, and Welcome
Paul Williams Sr., Traditional Chief of Beaver

Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor of Rural, Community and Native Education, UAF

 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Planning Team Welcome
 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

KEYNOTE:   Opportunities in Co-Management

Jaime A Pinkham, Nez Perce, Vice President of Native Nations Bush Foundation

 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Visiting Break

 10:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Management: History & Policy Panel
Moderator:  Kevin Illingworth, Associate Professor of Tribal Management
Panelists:
  • Wilson Justin, Nebesna, Cheeshna Tribal Elder
  • Barbara Blake, Special Assistant to Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallot
  • Gene, Peltola, Director, Office of Subsistence Management, USFWS
  • Craig Fleener, Special Assistant on Arctic Policy to Governor Walker
 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Shared Lunch with Elder Blessing and Reflection, Marie Yaska, Koyukon Elder

 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Co-Management in Alaska Today: Marine Mammals and Migratory Birds Panel
Moderator:  Patty Schwalenberg, Director of Chugach Regional Resources Group
Panelists:
  • Tim Andrew, Association of Village Council Presidents
  • Joni Bryant, Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission
  • Lianna Jack Peterson, Executive Director, The Alaska Sea Otter and Stellar Sea Lion Commission
  • Marry Colligan, Assistant Regional Director, Fisheries and Ecological Services, USFWS
  • James Fall, Statewide Program Manager: Research, Subsistence Division, ADF&G
 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Visiting Break

 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Collaborative Management in Alaska Today: Current Projects Panel
Moderator:  Crystal Leonetti, Alaska Native Affairs Specialist, USFWS
Panelists:
  • Rhonda Pitka, 1st Chief of Beaver, Chairwoman, Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments
  • Steve Berendzen, Yukon Flats Refuge Manager, USFWS
  • Mike Spindler, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge Manager, USFWS
  • Steven Bergman, Allakaket Tribal Government Liaison
  • James Fall, Statewide Program Manager: Research, Subsistence Division, ADF&G
 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Visiting Break

 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Building Bridges, Building Capacity
Jessica Black, Assistant Professor/Indigenous Studies and Special Projects Liaison Vice Chancellor's Office, CRCD

Larry Merculieff, St. Paul, Tribal Elder

 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Song, Blessing, Reflection
Alfred Stevens, Stevens Village Elder

Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor of Rural, Community and Native Education, UAF

 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Reception at the Museum of the North - UAF
Welcome by Janet Thompson, Museum of the North, UAF &
Jessica Black, Assistance Professor/Special Projects Liaison, Vice Chancellor's Office, CRCD
Elder Blessing
Sponsor President Victor Joseph, Tanana Chiefs Conference
Sponsor Interim Director Bryan Uher, Interior-Aleutians Campus, UAF
UAF Inu-Yupiaq Dancers
Athabascan Singing & Drumming
Refreshments, Visiting, & Private Viewing of Museum of the North Exhibits

 

Alaska Fish and Wildlife Management: History & Policy Panel

Panel moderator will provide a positive and productive tone for an informative panel with meaningful dialogue. An overview of the historical political and legal framework of fish and wildlife management in Alaska will be provided. Perspectives on traditional management practices, traditional laws, and western management systems will be shared.

Co-Management in Alaska Today: Marine Mammal and Migratory Bird Panel

Panel moderator will provide a positive and productive tone for an informative panel with meaningful dialogue. An overview of the historical political and legal framework of Marine Mammal and Migratory Bird management in Alaska will be provided. Perspectives on Marine Mammal and Migratory Bird co-management structures and projects will be shared, highlighting best practices, challenges, and solutions.

Collaborative Management in Alaska Today: Current Projects Panel

Panel moderator will provide a positive and productive tone for an informative panel with meaningful dialogue. An overview of existing collaborative management projects in Alaska will be provided. Perspectives on Non-BIA Self-governance Agreements, and pertinent projects will be shared, highlighting best practices, challenges, and solutions.

Building Bridges: Building Capacity

Speakers will review “Building Capacity to promote Sustainable Use and Conservation: Final Academic Assessment Report,” a UAF College of Rural and Community Development study examining opportunities to build relationships and capacity on both sides of the co-management equation.