Qunmiġu Purruq Kacey Hopson
Indigenous & Governmental Affairs Strategist
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Qunmiġu is the daughter of Muriel Qutuk Hopson from Ulġniq (Wainwright) and Safdar Hussain from Kashmir, Pakistan. She was born and raised between Utqiaġvik and Anchorage. She enjoys being an auntie, gardening, sewing, doing arts and crafts, learning Iñupiaq and cooking.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College. Prior to FAI, she was a Summer Policy Associate with the Environmental Equity team at the Greenlining Institute, where she developed her skills in race equity advocacy and public policy research. She has been with FAI for four years, in this role, Qunmiġu is focused on building relationships, connections, and unity to amplify the Self-Determination of our peoples through advancing and protecting our Alaska Native ways of living, being and knowing. She is dedicated to advancing political, social, and economic frameworks grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing as a pathway for a more regenerative, equitable society.