Aqurruaq Myra Wesley

Director, Kivalina

    Aqurruaq Myra Wesley is a director from Kivalina who has served on the NANA board since 2014.

    Raised by her grandparents, Aqurruaq is dedicated to the traditional Iñupiat ways of subsistence hunting and fishing. She works to share her knowledge with young people so they may “live in two worlds with one spirit.”

    In addition to her NANA board duties, Aqurruaq coaches the Kivalina Qavvik boys’ basketball team for the Northwest Arctic Borough School District. She formerly coached middle school volleyball and worked as a customer service agent for Bering Air Inc. She previously served on the Northwest Arctic Borough’s Village Improvement Fund Commission.

    Board committee assignments:

    Lands and natural resources, joint school construction and maintenance, article VIII – 2

    NANA subsidiary board:

    Kotzebue Properties Inc.