Arctic Voices

About Arctic Voice

Arctic Voices is an international group of citizens who provide a voice for the cultures, the wildlife, and the land of the Arctic of Alaska and adjacent Canada. We are citizens from the "lower 48," and Alaska, and from the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada dedicated to protecting the cultures, the wildlife, and the land of the Arctic. Our leadership includes members of the cultures that are at risk as well as other concerned citizens.

We protect the Arctic by bringing the message about this special place to civic groups, churches, schools and other locations, especially in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. We present a multi-media slide show and discussion with the punch line that every individual can help protect the Arctic.

Our board in alphabetical order includes:


Group of students and citizens on a visit to the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in August of 2004. Three Arctic Voices Board Members were on this trip including Dr. Harvard Ayers (back row, third from left), Chad Kister (back row, far right) and Daniel Covey (Front row, far right).

Harvard Ayers. Chair. Anthropology professor at Appalachian State University. He is a presenter of the Arctic Voices multi-media road show. Boone, North Carolina.

Daniel Covey. Secretary. Anthropology student at Appalachian State University who has traveled to the Arctic. Boone, North Carolina.

Darius Elias. A member of the Vuntut Gwich'in tribe who serves as a park ranger in the Vuntut National Park above the Arctic Circle in Canada. Old Crow, Yukon.

Erica Heuer. A Canadian citizen who is working to protect the Arctic Refuge by promoting the recently released film, Being Caribou, an epic adventure of the annual migration of the Porcupine Caribou herd to and from the Refuge. Whitehorse, Yukon.

Chad Kister. Vice-Chair. He travels widely presenting the road show to audiences from Alaska to Louisiana. He is author of two books about the Arctic, Arctic Quest and Arctic Melting . Athens, Ohio.

Lenny Kohm. Over the last almost 20 years, he has traveled over North America giving presentations about Arctic protection. He is currently campaign director for Appalachian Voices. Todd, North Carolina.