Born and raised in the rural expanse of the North Slope of Alaska, Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson grew up on fantastic tales from her unique and rich Indigenous Inupiaq culture.  When she is not writing or creating art inspired by these stories, she is studying how to grow food in the arctic and is working at preserving traditional Inupiaq knowledge.  She has a degree in Studio Art from Humboldt State University, and has taught all levels of Art from kindergarten to college level. She lives in Anaktuvuk Pass Alaska now with her husband and daughter, where she lives off the land and the amazing bounty it provides like her ancestors did for thousands of years.

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Nasugraq Rainey Hopson is represented by Faye Bender of The Book Group, NY.

Facebook page: @NasugraqHopson
Instagram: nasugraqrhopson
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A short video of how to pronounce my name.   Quyanaq!  Thank you!