The Arctic Rivers Summit – A Co-Produced Event to Assess Climate Change Effects on Rivers, Fish and Indigenous Communities

Program Contact

Keith Musselman


The CU Boulder-led Arctic Rivers Project is a five-year study sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It converges Indigenous knowledge and western science to better understand the impacts of climate change on rivers, fish, and Indigenous communities.

The Arctic Rivers Summit is a three-day event that will be held in Anchorage, Alaska in March 2022. The summit will bring together Tribal and First Nation resource managers; Arctic and Boreal community members; and academic, Indigenous, federal, state and provincial researchers. Three key goals of the Summit include: 1) exchanging knowledge, 2) informing the science, and 3) identifying actions.

An Indigenous Advisory Council, made up of eleven Tribal and First Nation community leaders and regional representatives who are consultants to CU Boulder, oversees the project and helps to create goals and objectives for the Arctic Rivers Summit event.

  • Arctic Rivers Summit


    Outside Colorado

    Anchorage Alaska United States


    3/29/2022 - 3/31/2022

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

Sponsoring Units

  • College of Arts & Sciences

Program Partners

  • Indigenous and First Nation communities in Alaska
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU Boulder
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
  • The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University
  • The University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Waterloo

Audiences Served

  • Tribal Communities (in U.S.)
  • Indigenous Populations (International)