Paluqtaq Courtenay Carty | Yup'ik | Indigenous Advancement Director

Paluqtaq Courtenay Carty
Indigenous Advancement Director
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Paluqtaq Courtenay Carty is the daughter of Helen Carty, the grand daughter of the late Jim & Myrtie Carty and the mother of Hailey, Izaiah and Violet and currently resides in Curyung (Dillingham) with connections to Aleknagik; she is an enrolled citizen of the Curyung Tribe, and a shareholder of Choggiung Limited and Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Paluqtaq holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and has extensive graduate studies in Rural Development at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Prior to coming to FAI, Paluqtaq was the Tribal Administrator of Curyung Tribe for over five years. During her tenure, the Tribe served as a Cooperating Agency on the environmental impact statement for the Pebble Project, led the community’s response to the global COVID pandemic, and adopted Alaska’s first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Tribal Community Response Plan. Paluqtaq comes to us with a diverse professional background that includes  conducting research with the Bristol Bay Tribes, state, and federal governments to effect regulatory change and codify traditional harvest practices for Bristol Bay Native Association; community planning and regulatory permitting for public infrastructure at the municipal government level;  serving as a Chief on the Curyung Tribal Council, as both Member Chief and Third Chief, served as a director on the board of SAFE and is a current member of the Alaska MMIP Working Group through the US Department of Justice. Paluqtaq’s interests include reading and research but she is most at peace while fishing, farming, preserving and sharing traditional foods with family and friends.