Laureli Ivanoff, Inupiaq and Yupik, is a freelance print and radio journalist in the fishing and hunting community of Unalakleet, Alaska. Laureli has written for the New York Times, was a regular columnist for Alaska Dispatch News and contributed to the Alaska Public Radio Network.
She is a veteran reporter of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She covered the political and cultural aspects of the 25th anniversary of the melting of the “Ice Curtain” between Russia and the United States in Anadyr, Russia. She specializes in bringing indigenous perspective to newsrooms. Today she writes of the Alaska Native experience and knowledge in relation to policy, climate change and culture. She’s interested in writing about the indigenous experience of climate change and geopolitics throughout the Arctic.