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arctic youth ambassador

Courtesy of Alaska Geographic Field Institute

Unalaska’s Brian Conwell has been selected as a youth ambassador to the Arctic Council.

For the next two years, he’ll represent Alaska and the Aleutian Islands at high-level meetings focused on the changing Arctic.   

KUCB’s Laura Kraegel sat down with the high school senior to learn more.

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Courtesy Chugach Children’s Forest

 

When you open a REI catalog or page through Outside magazine, what do you see? Do the people on the page look like you? Arctic Youth Ambassador Reth Duir is working to make that imagery more representative.

Courtesy Cade Terada

 

Across the state, there’s a cohort of young Alaskans raising awareness for the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Cade Terada is one of 22 Arctic Youth Ambassadors. Growing up in Unalaska, America’s largest fishing port, he was immersed in the seafood industry.

Terada looks like a young, hip politician. Hair gelled back, the 18-year-old sports a grey quarter zip and khaki’s with an earring and a tattoo peeking out from under his sleeve.