Nalikutaar, Jacqueline Cleveland (Yup’ik) is a subsistence hunter, fisherwoman, and gatherer from Quinhagak and a citizen of the Native Village of Kwinhagak Tribal Government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Theater Arts with a minor in Native American Studies from Montana State University, Bozeman.
As a filmmaker and photographer, Jacqueline’s work focuses on elevating the languages and cultures of Alaska Native peoples. In addition to leading the Aywaa Storyhouse project for Alaska Venture Fund, Jacqueline is working with Trim Tab Media on a documentary that features the impacts of climate change on the people and community of Quinhagak.
Jacqueline serves on the Kuskokwim River Intertribal Fish Commission, the Yukon- Delta Regional Advisory Council, the Central Bering Sea Advisory Council, Quinhagak Heritage, Inc., and the Native Village of Kwinhagak Tribal Council.