Arctic Youth Ambassador Program Elevates Alaska’s Next Generation of Leaders

“I never thought that my story could affect someone, or could reach someone. But through AYA I realized stories like mine are needed.” — Esau Sinnok

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2017- 2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors at the Arctic Youth Ambassadors Summit. Photo by Kai Monture.
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2015–2017 Arctic Youth Ambassador, Reth Duir. Images provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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2015–2017 Arctic Youth Ambassador, Reth Duir participates in a Chugach Children's Forest Kayaking Expedition hosted by Alaska Geographic. Photo provided by Alaska Geographic.
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2015–2017 Arctic Youth Ambassadors — Left: GLACIER Conference 2015 with Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel and Secretary of State John Kerry. Right: 2017 Arctic Council Ministerial with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Images provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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(Above) 2017–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors with US Senator Lisa Murkowski at 2017 Arctic Encounter Symposium. Image provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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Left: 2015–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors with US Senator Lisa Murkowski. Right: 2015–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors with Alaskan Governor Walker. Image provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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2017–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassador, Laurel Katchatag receives a Program Certificate from USFWS Regional Director, Greg Siekaniec at the 2017–2019 Ambassador Program Graduation. Image provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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2017–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassador Tasha Elizarde attends Governor Walkers Climate Action Leadership Team Dialogue. Picture by Maka Monture.
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Left: 2017–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassador, Brian Conwell looks on from a rural Saami Reindeer Herding Camp in Norway. Picture by Maka Monture. Right: 2017- 2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors, Tasha Elizarde and Brian Conwell celebrate World Oceans Day at World Wildlife Fund Offices. Images provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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2015–2017 Arctic Youth Ambassadors at an exchange in Shishmaref, Alaska, the hometown of Esau Sinnok (second from left). Image provided by Arctic Youth Ambassador Program.
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Left: 2015–2017 Arctic Youth Ambassadors, Macy Kenworthy and Byron Nicolai speak on a panel hosted by GCI at Arctic Summit Science week. Right: 2017–2019 Arctic Youth Ambassadors with Pam Lloyd and GCI Staff.

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