nayaaŋŋaq! welcome all!
Hi, I'm Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq (pronounced KAY-nuh OOH-loke itch-AWE-key-yuck). I am an Iñupiaq from NW Alaska and an enrolled member of the Noorvik Native Community.
(Click on the player below to hear Cana say her full name.)
I'm an assistant professor of professional and technical writing at Virginia Tech who focuses on empowerment, social justice, Indigenous advocacy, and equitable research practices.
As a technical communication scholar and researcher, I combine my Arctic experiences and Inuit perspective with theory and data to develop effective methods that equip others in planning and conducting respectful research, teaching, organizational strategy, and advocacy work.
My skills include: communication design and outreach, advocacy, intercultural communication, science communication, strategic planning and programmatic development, grant and proposal writing, curriculum design and teaching, and publication design and editing.