Esau Sinnok

Esau is helping his community of Shishmaref and all of Alaska through his advocacy on behalf of his village and his culture. His actions have helped share the story of a village that is disappearing and will need to relocate because of rising sea levels and erosion. In addition to his environmental endeavors, Esau is also a subsistence hunter, Native Youth Olympics participant, and deeply involved in his Inupiaq culture.

  • Home Town Shishmaref
  • School District Bering Strait
  • Award Category Cultural Pursuits, Science & Environment