Nicole Kanayurak ’13

Inupiaq from Utqiaġvik, Alaska; Arctic Fulbright Scholar, USA

Nicole Kanayurak is Inupiaq from Utqiaġvik, Alaska. She is deputy director of wildlife management at the North Slope Borough, a municipal government, where she monitors Arctic fish and wildlife. Kanayurak engages in Indigenous co-management of natural resources in the Arctic, representing Inuit in Arctic policy. She is the Inuit representative to an Arctic Council working group for the marine environment.