Joy Huntington is the Community Relations Manager for Heliostar Metals. She has effectively led communications efforts and facilitated public meetings across the state in over fifty villages. She has twenty years of experience in Alaska Native and rural outreach. Joy also has strong relationships with Alaska’s elected leaders. She is based in Fairbanks, Alaska. Joy is Koyukon Athabascan from several villages along the Yukon River in Interior Alaska. Joy graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College in 2006 with a degree in Native American Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. She has two daughters and loves writing and motivational speaking.
Uqaqti Consulting received the Indigenous Business of the Year Award from the Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce in 2018. In May 2019, Native Business Magazine named Joy one of the Top 50 Native Business Entrepreneurs in the country. Joy was also recognized as one of the 2019 Top 40 Under 40 Native Americans in North America by the National Center for American Enterprise Development. She was also recognized as one of the 2020 Top 40 Under 40 in Alaska by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.