Native Movement's Alaska Advisory Board
Nutaaq has seen 70 winters. "But I feel younger than when I was 19. I gave birth to two sons and a daughter and adopted my sister's boy. I have 13 joyous grandkids and one great granddaughter." I also care deeply for our Mother Earth and want to do what I can to help keep her clean and safe. We are all her family.
Bernadette is First Nations Gwich’in from Fort Yukon. She is the executive director for the Gwich’in Steering Committee and stands firm on her commitment to protecting Mother Earth. Her grandmother Marsis Moses is from Old Crow YT Canada and her grandfather Daniel Horace is from Fort Yukon Alaska. "I am committed to bringing unity back to our people, to stand with honor and integrity in being proud of who we are."
Tristan’s name in Koyukon is Yaadoh, he is from the Kaltag Tribe and of the Mets’egh Hutaane’ (caribou clan). His parents are Cora and Franklin Madros Jr.. He is from Kaltag but was raised in Nulato for most of my childhood.
Kk’ołeyo se’ooze, dehoon Gissakk kk’e hełde Dewey Hoffman seznee. Tleyegg’e hūt’aane yeł gissakk eeslanh. Bedzeyh te hūt’anaa eslaanh. Sedełnekkaa Dee Olin yeł David Hoffman yeł heelanh. Enaa’e bedełnekkaa Fred Olin yeł Lillian Olin yeł hegheelaa’. Eenaa’e bedełnekkaa John Honea yeł Lorraine Honea yeł hegheelaa’. Eetaa’e bedełnekkaa George Hoffman yeł Helen Hoffman yeł heelanh. Tlaa ologhe hut’aanh eeslanh dehoon Fairbanks lesdo. Denaakk’e hedohūdege’eh.
Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman was born into the Koyukon Athabascan communities in Ruby and Galena, Alaska and the Swiss-American community in Bozeman, Montana to Dee Olin and David Hoffman. He is actively learning Denaakk’e (Koyukon Athabascan), and is involved in ongoing efforts to create new speakers of his language and other Alaska Native languages. He obtained his BA from Dartmouth College in 2009, where his academic focus was on Native American Studies and Portuguese, and will complete his Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning through the University of Alaska, Anchorage in Spring 2019. Dewey promotes positive youth development through cultural education and a well-informed Alaska Native and statewide citizenry. He works as the sole proprietor and Director of Hoozoonh, an Alaska Native owned consulting business offering services in curriculum design, strategic planning, public affairs, meeting facilitation and other special projects.
Arlo’s parents are Martha Ramoth-Schindler from Selawik, Alaska and Joseph Davis from Butte, Montana. He grew up between Nome and Selawik. He was part of the Cub Scout trip from Nome to Provideniya, Russia in the late 1980s and later traveled throughout the whole Soviet Union and then around the world. He has been to over twenty countries with his latest trip to Svalbard, Norway, for a class on energy development in the Arctic with a focus on sustainable energy, as part of his masters degree work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Arctic policy. His thesis revolves around international relations theory with the main research question “why is the Arctic free of armed conflict?”. Arlo is a Rural Admissions Counselor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.