Shine a Light: ‘Data for Indigenous Justice’

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Charlene Apok will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 19 Shine a Light presentation.

Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Time: Noon
Location: Online

Charlene Aqpik Apok will present “Data for Indigenous Justice: Addressing MMIWG2S in Alaska” on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at noon. The talk is part of the Shine a Light series and will be presented online and by phone.

Apok will discuss the role of data to address the crisis of Alaska’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. She will also discuss grassroots work being done in the state. The presentation will include time for Q&A. Data for Indigenous Justice is a nonprofit that tracks MMIWG data in Alaska.

Charlene Apok is Iñupiaq. Her family is from White Mountain and Golovin, Alaska. She is mother to Evan Lukluan. Apok has served in many spaces as an advocate for Indigenous women, Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice and Indigenous rights to health and well-being.

Sessions for Shine A Light: Promoting Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seek to encourage understanding, build empathy and engage everyone in thinking critically about worldviews. The sessions take place each month with a new speaker and topic.

Shine a Light is hosted by the Northwest Campus, Nanook Diversity and Action Center, and Department of Equity and Compliance. For more information, please contact the Nanook Diversity and Action Center at 474-6369 or

Register for Zoom and audio info. No internet? Contact Laura Davis Collins at 907-443-8420 for call-in information. You can also follow the Shine a Light Facebook speaker series page.