Danielle Stickman: Indigenous Stewardship and Land Conservation in Alaska
July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In her role, as Arctic Landscape Director, Danielle leads the Arctic Landscape Team, a cross-functional, cross-departmental team within The Wilderness Society (TWS) working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to develop and execute a landscape strategy that will materially advance TWS’s Strategic Framework in Alaska’s Arctic.
Danielle is of Dena’ina and Koyukon Athabascan descent and was raised in both rural and urban areas of Alaska. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She began her professional career in the northern regions of Alaska, assisting in the documentation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of polar bears. Over the last decade she worked across Alaska advocating for local and cultural subsistence rights, diversity, equity and inclusion in public policy forums and meetings, and acted as a liaison between tribes and state and federal entities.
Danielle’s passion for sustainable science and policy and working with Indigenous Alaskan communities is rooted in her cultural upbringing and ancient values of respect for all living beings and the ełnena (earth). In the role of Arctic Landscape Director, she aims to share her experience and knowledge to protect public lands for future generations. In her free time, Danielle enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, beading for her small business Dena’ina Dreams, playing with her nieces, traveling, harvesting salmon, picking berries, and spending time out on the land.