Working With the Iniupiat (Hajo Eicken)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. Hajo Eicken highlights the proactive role of indigenous peoples in dealing with environmental challenges for centuries. As the director of a research institute, he emphasizes their collaboration with the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Alaska Arctic Observatory Knowledge Hub. These efforts involve developing plans, tools, and resilience strategies in partnership with various tribes and communities to adapt to climate change. Dr. Eicken also commends the leadership of Donna Hauser in the Alaska Arctic Observatory Knowledge Hub, which engages communities and indigenous graduate students in observing and studying the impacts of sea ice changes, coastal erosion, and fisheries-related transformations.