The Future of Alaska’s Caribou – Dec. 13

The Future of Alaska's Caribou A Community Discussion

Join us for an in-person event The Future of Alaska’s Caribou on Wednesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. This free community discussion will focus on the health and future of Alaska’s caribou herds. These herds are both a vital source of food, and an important cultural icon for many Alaska communities, but the future for some of the herds is in question as populations dwindle. What is causing these declines, and what can be done to reverse them? Facilitated by Lori Townsend, News Director at Alaska Public Media, panelists will share their insights and the audience will have an opportunity to participate.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner provided. Event will be recorded for later broadcast.
RSVP is encouraged, but not require. Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Panelists include:

Chris Krenz – Chief Wildlife Scientist, Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation
Heidi Hatcher – Unit 13 Area Biologist, Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation
Lisa Grediagin– Supervisory Biologist, Office of Subsistence Management
Elizabeth “Liz” Qaulluq Cravalho – Vice President of Lands, NANA
Cyrus Harris – Vice-Chair, Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Gathering Place – 8800 Heritage Center Dr. (Anchorage)
RSVP: RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Click here to RSVP.

This event is part of community engagement efforts around the new film The American Buffalo.

Corporate funding for The American Buffalo was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and its following members: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation fund at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment; John and Catherine Debs; Kissick Family Foundation; Fred and Donna Seigel; Jacqueline Mars; John and Leslie McQuown; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones. Funding was also provided by The Volgenau Foundation.

The American Buffalo is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Directed by Ken Burns. Written by Dayton Duncan. Produced by Julie Dunfey and Ken Burns, and co-produced by Susan Shumaker. Emily Mosher served as associate producer and Julianna Brannum as consulting producer. Edited by Craig Mellish, ACE; Alex Cucchi, assistant editor. Principal cinematography by Buddy Squires. Narrated by Peter Coyote. The executive in charge for WETA is John F. Wilson. Executive producer is Ken Burns.

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