[custom_headline level=”h1″ id=”” class=”” style=””]ICC Alaska[/custom_headline]

Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works on behalf of the Inupiat of the North Slope, Northwest and Bering Straits Regions; St. Lawrence Island Yupik; and the Central Yup’ik and Cup’ik of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region in Southwest Alaska. Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska is a national member of ICC International.

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[custom_headline level=”h2″ id=”” class=”” style=””]President’s Message[/custom_headline]

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[custom_headline level=”h2″ id=”” class=”” style=””]Board of Directors[/custom_headline]

Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska is governed by a fourteen member Board of Directors who are appointed by member organizations. Member organizations include the regional Tribal non-profit organizations, regional Alaska Native corporations from the North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Bering Straits and Southwest regions; and the North Slope and Northwest Arctic Boroughs. Elder and youth representatives also serve on the Board. All board members are Inuit and represent communities and regions served by Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska.

[accordion id=”board” class=”” style=””][accordion_item parent_id=”board” title=”Marie Greene, ICC Executive Council Vice Chair, ICC-Alaska President” id=”” class=”” style=””] Marie KasaNnaaluk Greene, raised in Deering, Alaska by her Aana, Nellie Karmun, had a 20-year career at NANA Regional Corporation, 13 of those as President & CEO. She spent 16 years working in several management and planning positions, including 11 years as President of Maniilaq Association the non-profit corporation providing Health, Tribal & Social Services to the residents of Northwest Alaska. Greene had the privilege of serving on a number of local, regional, national and or international councils, boards and commissions, including the OTZ Telephone Cooperative, Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Redistricting Board, the US Arctic Research Commission, the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Alaska board of directors and Northwest Arctic Region delegate. She currently serves on the Northwest Arctic Borough School District board of education and the Association of Alaska School Boards, the Northwest Arctic Borough Village Improvement Commission and newly elected to the Kotzebue Tribal Council. She holds a master’s degree in Rural Development and a proud Aana & Amau. Greene brings a wealth of Cultural insight along with many years of senior level leadership experience.

[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”board” title=”Nicole Wojciechowski, ICC Executive Council Member, ICC-Alaska Vice President” id=”” class=”” style=””]Nicole L. Kannik Paniġiuq “Kanayurak” Wojciechowski is Inupiaq who resides in Utqiaġvik, Alaska where she was born and raised. Her parents are Lloyd and Alberta Kanayurak; grandparents are Bert* and Isabel Kanayurak and Lewis* and Jennie*
Suvlu; and spouse is Peter Wojciechowski. Nicole has served as the ICC representative for the PAME working group of the Arctic Council since 2016 after being mentored by Jimmy. With deep interest in the
wellbeing of Inuit and our food systems, she has contributed to the steering committees for health and food security and sovereignty projects. She was also a youth representative to the ICC Alaska Board from 2014 to 2018 and during that time she advocated and championed continued youth involvement in ICC. Nicole serves as the Deputy Director of Wildlife Management for the North Slope Borough, a department that brings together Indigenous Knowledge and science to facilitate sustainable harvests of fish and wildlife so we may practice our traditional harvests into perpetuity. She also serves on the Inupiat Community of the Arctic
Slope Council, the regional tribal council. Nicole earned her Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Overall Nicole enjoys living at home
and being an active member of her community.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Liz Cravalho, NANA Regional Corporation” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Vivian Korthuis, Association of Village Council Presidents, ICC-Alaska Treasurer and Secretary” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Harry Brower, Jr., North Slope Borough” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Bridget Anderson, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”George Edwardson, Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Miles Cleveland Sr., Northwest Arctic Borough” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Percy Ballot, Maniilaq Association” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Roy Ashenfelter, Bering Straits Native Corporation” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Brandon Ahmasuk, Kawerak, Incorporated” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Nora Jane Burns, Elders Representative” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Vacant, Youth Representative” id=”” class=”” style=””]More details to come.[/accordion_item][/accordion]
[custom_headline level=”h2″ id=”” class=”” style=””]ICC Alaska Staff[/custom_headline]

Marie Greene, President

Nicole Wojciechowski, Vice President

Kelly Eningowuk, Executive Director

Vernae Angnaboogok, Cultural Sustainability Advisor

Eilene Adams, Project Coordinator

Benjamin Charles, Coastal Community Outreach Manager

Vanessa Raymond, Data Advisor/Archivist

Joni Earp, Collections Specialist

[custom_headline level=”h2″ id=”” class=”” style=””]Strategic Plan 2018-2022[/custom_headline]

The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska Strategic Plan includes the strategic goals for Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska for the 2018-2022 term. Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska uses the Declaration that results from each ICC General Assembly to drive its strategic plan and set its priorities for the term. The Utqiagvik Declaration  was used in developing the 2018-2022 ICC Alaska Strategic Plan.

Current priorities include:

  • Priority One: Solidify Inuit food sovereignty and security in governing structures
  • Priority Two: Advocate for all aspects of community health and well-being rooted in Inuit values, knowledge, and leadership
  • Priority Three: Focus on youth and building the leadership pipeline required to accomplish the ICC vision and mission
  • Priority Four: Foster meaningful communication and engagement between ICC Alaska, membership organizations, communities, and ICC international
  • Priority Five: Advocate for and educate about the ethical and equitable utilization and involvement of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Priority Six: Ensure that the collective Inuit worldview and voice is represented at international flora

To learn more, access the full document here.

[custom_headline level=”h2″ id=”” class=”” style=””]Job Openings[/custom_headline]

Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska

Job Description

Position: Communications Director

This position is based in Anchorage, Alaska and is a regular, full time exempt position, with benefits. The salary range is $65,000-$75,000.


The position will manage ICC Alaska’s communications and outreach, in coordination with other ICC offices, as directed by the Executive Director and President.

General job functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Review the ICC Alaska communications plan to ensure clear tangible strategies for advancing ICC Alaska’s visibility and attaining communications goals and adjust as needed.
  • Implement ICC Alaska’s communications plan, evaluate regularly and track progress.
  • Maintain the ICC Alaska brand guide to ensure consistency of brand messaging and look and adjust as needed.
  • Develop working relationships with member organizations and partners to ensure two-way communication.
  • Create and design communication assets as needed.
  • Lead and direct all aspects of communication plan strategies using the best methods available, including the website, social media, radio, media, etc.
  • Manage outreach, promotion and distribution of ICC products and various works.
  • Serve as the main point of contact and coordinate media outreach and coverage, including drafting press releases and responding to interview requests
  • Draft and maintain presentations, speeches and talking points, ensuring message consistency.
  • Coordinate development, including layout, design, and printing of all ICC products with outside designers, and printers.
  • Oversee ICC Alaska’s online presence (social media, website, etc.).
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of outreach and communications and make recommendations for adjustments periodically.
  • Provide quarterly progress reports to Executive Director
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 5 years of experience related to work in related field is required.
  • Experience with Inuit or Alaska Native non-profit organizations is preferred.
  • Understanding of or experience working within the Arctic Council, United Nations or other similar international forums is preferred.
  • Understanding of ICC history and purpose is preferred.
  • Basic Computer and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) skills
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with member and affiliate organizations and the public is required. Excellent public speaking skills are required.
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing press releases, reports, grants and articles, are required.
  • Ability to learn, work independently, organize, and prioritize work.
  • Excellent people skills and teamwork is necessary.
  • Problem solving abilities with high attention to detail and accuracy a must.
  • US Passport is required as international travel is required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and writing sample by email to, icc@iccalaska.org. You can also mail or drop off materials to the ICC Alaska office at 3900 Arctic Blvd. Suite #203 Anchorage, AK.

Deadline to apply is April 7, 2023.