Evon Peter


Evon Peter

Evon Peter is Gwich’in and Koyukon (Alaska Native) from Arctic Village, Alaska; he ia a leader amongst Alaska Native tribes.  Evon was appointed Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in July 2014. Evon served three years as Chief of the Neetsaii Gwich’in (Arctic Village). As a community leader and advocate, he served in numerous board positions including Vice Chair to the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, on Tanana Chiefs Conference board of directors, and as Co-Chair to the Gwich’in Council International. His international work includes participation in the Arctic Council and United Nations forum and locally has focused on implementing behavioral health, leadership and workforce development projects. Since 2009, he served as CEO of Gwanzhii, LLC, a firm providing strategic planning, program development and other services to private and public institutions throughout Alaska. He holds a Baccalaureate degree in Alaska Native Studies and is completing the final requirements for a Masters degree in Rural Development. He resides in Fairbanks with his wife and four children. 

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Executive Producer/Producer/Cultural Advisor
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