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Rose Atuk Fosdick is Iñupiaq born in Nome, Alaska. Her parents and grandparents were from Wales, Alaska, and her parents moved to Nome in 1946, traveling by skinboat from Wales. Her grandfather, Louis Tungwenruk, was the chief herder of the Cape Reindeer Company at Wales, Alaska during the cooperative hunting period. In 1990, Rose became the program director of the Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association in Nome, Alaska and eventually also became vice-president of Kawerak's natural resources division. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Given her family background, she developed a long-term interest in the history of reindeer herding on the Seward Peninsula. She previously worked at Nome's district court and as the Services Director at the Institute of Alaska Native Arts in Fairbanks.