SASAP’s ‘Special Topics’ Working Groups focus their work on specific biological, social, and cultural issues, adding new insights into pressures facing Alaska’s salmon and salmon-dependent communities.

Multidisciplinary, Cross-Cultural Collaborations

Each of the seven Special Topics Working Group stories presented here represent two or more years of collaborative work among Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, cultural leaders and other participants.

By bringing multidimensional thinking into their work, the researchers acknowledge the entwined relationship Alaskans share with salmon.

Topics such as the link between inequitable access to salmon and social well-being or the relationship between ocean change and salmon distribution can be explored in a way that tries to understand both the communities affected by change, and the systems in place that drive those changes.