Maija Katak Lukin, Inupiaq, was born in Kotzebue and raised on the shores of Cape Krusenstern National Monument at Sisualik, Ak. She is the granddaughter of the late Doc and Katak Harris of Sisualik and Floyd and M. Hazel Johnson of Chickaloon, AK.
In her last position with the National Park Service, Lukin served as the superintendent at the National Park Service’s Western Arctic National Parklands. The parks include over 9.2 million acres of federal public land in three parks in Northwest Alaska: Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park and Noatak National Preserve. Lukin is currently the Alaska Native Tribal Affairs Program Manager for Region 11, Alaska and works with the Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations of Alaska on issues related to their ancestral lands in and near National Parks across Alaska’s landscape.
Affiliation: National Park Service
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