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2011 Beringia Days Conference

Beringia Days 2011 flyer

Beringia Days is a public forum sponsored by the National Park Service that highlights activities and projects in the Beringia region of the United States and Russia. The conference brings together the Native peoples of Alaska and Chukotka as well as Russian and American scholars, researchers, environmentalists, and representatives of government and non-governmental organizations. The conference attracts a wide variety of people working in or interested in the Beringia region. It provides a venue to explore opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.

This year the Shared Beringian Heritage Program is working in conjunction with the Institute of the North to plan the Conference. The purpose of the conference is to encourage local participation by those living in the Beringia region and to celebrate shared natural and cultural resources by highlighting Beringia projects. The program works to improve local, national, and international understanding to these resources and sustain the cultural vitality of Native people in the region.

We hope that you will be able to participate. All conference events are free and open to the public. However, if you plan to attend, we encourage you to register for the conference with the Institute of the North. This will assist us with conference planning and logistics.

The Institute of the North will be assisting travellers to the conference with travel logistics and information. Please contact Kristina Baiborodova at kbaiborodova@institutenorth.org or 907-771-2467.

Last Updated: August 23, 2011