Alma Parker

Alma Manabat Parker—Community Voice Alma Manabat Parker has been a member of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition as the Sama Sama Tayo sa Kalusugan Health Equity Program Coordinator and Magasayawan Ketchikan! Program Director since 2021. Alma is a sun-loving traveler, rom-com watching fanatic, high functioning multi-tasker, who loves event planning & promotion, dancing with kiddos and …

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Kelsey Ciugun Wallace

Kelsey Ciugun Wallace—Community Voice Kelsey Ciugun Wallace is from Mamterilleq (Bethel), Alaska located on the Kuskokwim River. Yup’ik and Irish, Wallace’s maternal grandparents are the late Tsaliaq Moses Mojin and Ciukaq Mary Mojin of Nunapicuaq. Wallace’s paternal grandparents are the late Shirley and John Wallace of Wisconsin with ties to Northern Ireland. Wallace is the …

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Indra Arriaga

Indra Arriaga Delgado—Community Voice Indra Arriaga Delgado is a Mexican artist, writer, and organizer living and working in Alaska. Indra’s work has shown internationally in Mexico, Germany, Oman, Bulgaria, France and Armenia. Nationally, she has exhibited in Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Camarillo, CA, New York, NY, San Antonio, TX, Miami, FL, and in various …

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Benjamin Jacuk

Benjamin Jacuk-Dolchok—Community Voice Benjamin Jacuk-Dolchok (Dena’ina Athabascan, Sugpiaq) is the Unguwat Program Manager and Indigenous Researcher at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage. Jacuk became the first Alaska Native to speak at a World Council of Churches assembly, as he did at the recent 2022 Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany speaking out against the church-run Boarding …

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Nikki Graham

Nikki Graham—Community Voice Originally from Homer, Nikki Graham “Aga’Askaa” is a lifelong Alaska of Yup’ik, Blackfoot Indian and Dutch descent. She is a Cook Inlet Region Incorporated (CIRI) shareholder and an enrolled member of the Ninilchik Village Tribe. Nikki earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, California and …

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Emily Edenshaw

Emily Edenshaw—Community Connector With roots in Emmonak, Alaska, Keneggnarkayaaggaq Emily Edenshaw (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq) is the President and CEO of the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC), a renowned, statewide living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2020, Emily was named Vice President of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Arts, Cultural and Heritage Statewide Chapter Board, …

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