An Eyak Athabaskan Native of the Eagle Clan, Dune grew up in Cordova, Alaska. Born into a fishing family, he became a fishery and processing consultant and commercial fisher. As Founder and CEO of Native Conservancy (the first Native trust in the US) Dune is restoring both the environment and economy decimated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill through a regenerative kelp farming that will produce 30 million pounds of kelp a year. Dune will discuss how the program positions Native Alaskan communities as leaders in the state’s mariculture plan. His work helped win the preservation of more than 1 million acres of the Copper River Delta and wide recognition, including Time magazine’s Hero of the Planet; and fellowships with the Ashoka Foundation and Hunt Alternatives Fund, Future of Fish, among others.