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AFE 2021: Our Sacred Place: Protecting St. George’s Environment and Culture Through Creation of the St. George Unangan Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This session will show a short film entitled Aguggum Tanaa (Our Sacred Place) about St. George’s interest in creating a national marine sanctuary will be screened. The film will be followed by a discussion of St. George’s globally significant marine environment and the significance and opportunities provided by its national marine sanctuary nomination.
Patrick Pletnikoff, Mayor of St. George
William Douros, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, West Coast Region, NOAA
Josh Keaton, Supervisory Fisheries Management Specialist, NOAA Fisheries
Hon. Rep.Su’a Alexander Jennings, Member, Sanctuary Advisory Council, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Ryan Peterson, Director, Alaskanist Stories
Ilarion Merculieff (moderator), President, Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways