Vera Metcalf is the executive director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission, which co-manages the Pacific walrus population.
Natalie Dawson is the executive director of Audubon Alaska, where she works to protect habitat for Alaska’s birds and wildlife.
Lisa Keller ran her first triathlon in 1984 and has been a competitive triathlete ever since. She owns Multisport Training of Alaska.
Jeff Meucci spent two decades as a scientific scuba dive professional with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in southeast Alaska.
Based in Wasilla, Bill Hess spent decades traveling to and photographing life in Inupiaq communities along Alaska’s Arctic coast.
Abel Ryan, a member of the Laxiboo clan of Metlakatla, is a Tsimshian artist and teacher who has worked in wood carving, metal engraving, painting, drum making, and other art forms.
Princess Daazhraii Johnson is the creative producer for Molly of Denali, an animated children’s show that follows 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl who helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in the fictional community of Qyah. The show, which is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character, received a Peabody Award in 2020. Can you share with me the quick story of becoming a creative producer on Molly of Denali? I initially heard of the show when they were looking for a creative producer to come on board at the pilot stage. When I saw what they were trying to do it really resonated deeply with me because I’ve spent a lot of my life thinking about issues of representation. The history between the entertainment industry and indigenous people has not been a good relationship. So I really wanted to work…
Vic Fischer, the last living delegate to Alaska’s constitutional convention, talks about statehood, individual responsbility, and activism at 96.