Joy Huntington

President & Principal Consultant

Uqaqti Consulting is a statewide communications and community relations firm serving a variety of public and private sector clients. Joy lived in rural Alaska for fifteen years and has an in-depth understanding of socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political issues that face rural communities. She also has well established relationships with state legislative leadership and key state agencies. She is experienced in Washington, DC and has strong relationships with the congressional delegation.



We bring positive energy and promote meaningful relationships for projects and companies across Alaska – through effective communications, outreach, and facilitation efforts.







DBE-certified public involvement consultant

Plan and facilitate community meetings

Government affairs - local, state and federal

Lead coordinated communications and marketing strategies


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One Who Speaks (Iñupiaq)

In March 2014, I presented to the Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly in Kotzebue. During a break assembly members Verne Cleveland (Noorvik) and Clyde Ramoth (Selawik) called me over and said they wanted to give me an Inupiaq name Uqaqti which means “One Who Speaks.” This name describes what we do – we communicate on behalf of our clients. Also, leadership from another region gave it to me, which signifies building bridges across our diverse state. I am proud and honored to rename my business Uqaqti Consulting.


"I'm excited to have Joy join our team. Her knowledge of Alaska Native issues and our rural communities is a great addition. I've been fortunate to know Joy for many years and she is truly an exceptional woman. She is a seasoned communicator who will help us reach Alaskans in every corner of the state."

Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator

"I love working with Joy. She is such a great communicator and she handles the most stressful public meeting situations in a caring and professional manner."

Maryellen Tuttel


"Collaborating with Joy on community projects is always a pleasure. Her words impact populations across Alaska as she is knowledgeable of community needs and has the ability to express different perspectives with grace. I appreciate her fresh ideas, her positive energy and respect her commitment to civic engagement."

Kristi Duff

Community Outreach Coordinator

We would love to hear from you.

(907) 328-0455 • joy@uqaqti.com

551 2nd Avenue, Suite 225 | Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

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