Kira Apaachuaq Eckenweiler
NSHC IÑUA Prevention Planner
Paglagipsi! Uvaŋa Apaachuaq. Uŋalaqɫiġmiuruŋa. Iñupaiaŋuruŋa. Hello! My name is Kira Apaachuaq Eckenweiler and I am the Prevention Planner for the IÑUA Program. I was raised in Unalakleet and after graduating from school in Unalakleet, I graduated with my Bachelor of Music in Music Performance degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016 and then received my Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2020. I am now living in Unalakleet and became the Mayor in October 2020. I am very honored be a part of the IÑUA program where I get to use my knowledge, passion, and love for our region to promote wellness and help prevent suicide amongst our people.
NSHC IÑUA Outreach Coordinator
My name is Carol Seppilu, yupigestun Nasqaghmii, and I am the IÑUA Outreach Coordinator. I was born and raised in Savoonga, Alaska on St. Lawrence Island and I’ve lived in Nome most of my life. I am a long distance runner and I use this passion to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. One of the things I enjoy doing is giving motivational talks to the people in our region and opening up discussions around mental health.