Harmony Jade Wayner

Vice-Chair, Arctic Youth Network

Harmony Jade Sugaq Wayner is a tribal member of Naknek Native Village, a commercial fisher in the Bristol Bay salmon fleet, and a marine scientist focused on sustainable rural food systems to promote Indigenous values and well-being in Alaskan villages. She is the Vice-Chair of the Arctic Youth Network, an Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leader, an Indigenous fellow for the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), and an Alaska Sea Grant Fellow. Harmony has worked at sea with the National Marine Fisheries Service on their Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Survey in 2017 and was an Indigenous co-author to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) report under publication on societal implications of climate change. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she works for Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program on a strategic plan for marine litter on Alaska's remote and rugged coastline. She is most passionate about elevating the voices of Indigenous communities in Alaska by integrating western science and Indigenous knowledge to promote sustainable societies.

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