Partners and Contributors


  • The Native Village of Barrow
  • Iñupiat Heritage Center (Barrow, AK)
  • Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission, North Slope Borough
  • Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum (Nome, AK)
  • Nome Public Schools
  • North Slope Borough School District
  • Northwest Arctic Borough School District
  • UA Museum of the North (Fairbanks, AK)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks:
    • Geophysical Institute
    • Alaska Native Language Center
    • Journalism Department


  • Jason Ahrns
  • Fannie Akpik
  • Mary Bernhardt
  • Mary Brower
  • Ronald Brower, Sr.
  • Annie Conger
  • Aron Crowell
  • Elmer Goodwin
  • Patuk Glenn
  • Martha Hopson
  • Lawrence Kaplan
  • Daniel Karmun
  • Brian Krosschell
  • MaryJane Litchard
  • Jennifer Litera
  • Helen McGaw
  • Edna McLain
  • Edith Nageak
  • Nikaitchuat Ilisagviat 
  • James Omiak
  • Grace Pullock
  • John Pullock
  • Jonas Ramoth
  • Travis Rector
  • Laura Smith


  • OpenLens Productions
  • The Anchorage Museum
  • Compass Rose Evaluation Services


Our team would like to thank our partners and contributors for participating in the Cultural Connections: The Northern Lights project. The above educational and business entities, individuals, and corporations continue to share valuable knowledge and insight into the intriguing world of the northern lights. For this we are indebted.

Quyanaq (thank you)!