In the News

The 2015-2018 U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors have been featured in the news locally, nationally, and internationally:

“Protecting My Home” by Emory Terada on Department of the Interior blog, December 16, 2016

“Village on the Edge Raises Young Climate Ambassador” News Deeply, December 12, 2016

“Sixteen Young Leaders Who Will Influence the Future of the Arctic” News Deeply, December 8, 2016

“This Week at Interior October 28, 2016” YouTube from Department of Interior

“Fighting for Our Way of Life” by Macy Rae Kenworthy, published by US Department of Interior on Age of Awareness blog by, October 21, 2016

“Subsistence, A Way of Life: How Climate Change is Affecting Alaskan Traditions” National Trust for Historic Preservation, October 6, 2016

“Arctic Lessons Aboard the Schooner Bowdoin” featuring Rebecca Estrin, Macy Kenworthy, and Admiral Papp, Youtube video published by Bowdoin College October 5, 2016

“Sailing Toward a Life on Mentorship: An Arctic Youth Story”  by Jannelle Trowbridge, Department of Interior Blog , September 28, 2016

“Alaska’s Byron Nicholai gets a Presidential Audience” Alaska Dispatch News, September 27, 2016

“Young Alaskan Blazing the Trail for Diversity in the Great Outdoors” KTVA 11 Daybreak, August 25, 2016

“Keemuel Kenrud” Frontier of Change Podcast, August 2016

“Pilot leadership program lets students trade communities” Fairbanks Daily News Miner, August 21, 2016

“Reeling From Effects of Climate Change, Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate” The New York Times, August 19, 2016

“Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate” National Public Radio (NPR), August 18, 2016

“Alaskan village threatened by rising sea levels votes for costly relocation” The Guardian, August 18, 2016

“Alaskan village votes to relocate over global warming” CNN, August 18, 2016

“Alaskan village votes in favour of relocating due to climate change” The Telegraph, August 18, 2016

“Leaving Their Ancestral Home: Alaska Village Votes to Move Due to Climate Change” ABC News, August 18, 2016

“Facing Rising Seas, Remote Alaskan Village Votes To Move (Again)” Huffington Post, August 17, 2016

“Creating shared cultural experience from Compton to Arctic Village” Fairbanks Daily News Miner, August 15, 2016

“AK: YCC introduces Alaska kids to the Aleutians — and careers” Alaska Public Media, August 5, 2016

“Arctic Youth Ambassadors” Spirit of Youth Radio Story, 2016

“Shishmaref’s Esau Sinnok Recognized By White House as Champion of Change” The Nome Nugget, July 22, 2016

“White House to honor UAF student for climate change work” The News Miner, July 16, 2016

“Changing Fear to Passion for the Great Outdoors” Reth Duir, Department of Interior Blog , June 22, 2016

“Finding my culture meant finding my passion for nature” by Keemuel Kenrud, Department of the Interior Blog, April 27, 2016

“You Tube Star  (Byron Nocholai) Revives Traditional Alaskan Culture” KNBA National Public Radio, April 9, 2016

“Togiak Man Participates in Ambassador Program” The Bristol Bay Times, April 8, 2016

“Local Youth Join International Conversation on Climate Change” KUCB Radio, March 17, 2016

“Northwestern Alaska Students Attend Arctic Youth Ambassadors Summit” Nome Nugget, February 12, 2016

“Arctic Youth Ambassadors Kick of Leadership Program” The Arctic Sounder, January 22, 2016

“For Alaskans in Paris, Climate Talks Hit Home” Alaska Public Media, December 11, 2015

“The Moral Case for Climate Action” CNN, December 9, 2015

“My World Interrupted” by Esau Sinnok, Department of the Interior Blog, December 8, 2015

“This Arctic Life: Young Leaders Lend Voices on Culture and Climate Change” by Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior Blog, August 31, 2015