Araya Stoffa is from Fort Yukon, Alaska and is Athabascan Gwich’in and Iñupiaq. She is the daughter of Connie Fields and John Stoffa. She is the granddaughter of May and Andrew Stoffa Sr. and Delma and Brewster Fields Sr.
Araya attended Emmaus Bible College in Iowa. Araya says ”I love my people, I really want to make our communities in Alaska a better and safer place for our future generations.”
“I can’t thank our leaders and ancestors enough for giving us something to work with. I hope we can continue to do the same for our future generations. I’m so excited to work and learn with the gwich’in Youth Council. Hai Choo’ for everyones support!”