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For Immediate Release

February 26, 2018
Contact: Angela Gonzalez, [email protected], (907) 677-1700


Anchorage, Alaska – First Alaskans Institute (FAI), a statewide Native non-profit, is excited to announce the hiring of Elizabeth Uyurucian David (Yup’ik) as our new Finance Manager.

Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David

Elizabeth was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska. Her grandparents are the late Annie and Nicholas David and mother is the late Dora (Aryak) David. Elizabeth enjoys going to fish camp in the summer. She was taught by her grandmother and mother about the importance of carrying on traditional values for future generations and she is excited to learn about other indigenous cultures of Alaska. Elizabeth enjoys spending time outdoors with her family connecting with the land.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and will graduate in May 2018 with her MBA with a focus on general management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She worked in the financial institution industry for 20 years, with direct experience in credit unions, prior to joining First Alaskans. In her new role at FAI, Elizabeth will build upon existing financial frameworks and proactively seek ways to increase FAI’s financial position in order to strengthen our ability to advance our vision and mission. She will be responsible for understanding and knowing our dynamic scope of work and ensure our accounting and related business functions match our aspirations as a strength-based Native non-profit. She will play a critical role in guiding and strengthening our organizations and we are so happy she has joined our team.

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About First Alaskans Institute

At First Alaskans Institute, we know we are responsible for carrying more than 10,000 years of ancestral knowledge into the future with rigor, humor, resilience, vigilance, and love.

To learn more about us and what we do, please visit our website at www.firstalaskans.org, contact us at 907-677-1700 or via email at [email protected].

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