CHARLENE AQPIK APOK, MA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DATA FOR INDIGENOUS JUSTICE
Charlene is Iñupiaq, her family is from White Mountain and Golovin, AK. She is a mother to Evan Lukluan. Charlene has served in many spaces as an advocate for Indigenous womxn, Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice, and Indigenous rights to health and well-being. Charlene is a lifelong learner in both her cultural traditions and decolonizing academia. She earned her B.A in American Ethnic Studies with a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, an M.A in Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies. Charlene gratefully resides in Anchorage on the territories of the Dena 'ina peoples. Here she has taught the Iñupiaq language and is part of Kingikmuit dance group with her son. Charlene is the executive director and co-founder of Data for Indigenous Justice. She also works as the director of gender justice and healing at Native Movement.