Alexis Bunten (Aleut/Yup’ik)
Alexis Bunten, (Aleut/Yup’ik) has served as a manager, consultant and applied researcher for Indigenous, social and environmental programming for over 15 years, including at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project, and FrameWorks Institute. She is currently Co-director of the Bioneers Indigeneity Program. She has a BA in Art History from Dartmouth College, and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA. Her writing has been featured in mainstream media, in academic journals such as American Indian Quarterly, Journal of Museum Education, and American Ethnologist, and her 2015 book, ‘So, how long have you been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide won the Alaska Library Association Award. Alexis has worked on several Indigenous-themed films, including as co-producer and script writer for a documentary nominated for the Native American Film Awards. She has developed educational material for both formal and informal learning environments including university level-courses and lifelong learner curriculum.