President, Founder, and Caretaker Ilaaĝunaax̂
Helena Schmitz is the Founder for Atux̂ Forever: Restoring Attuans’ Freedom. As a descendant of the last Chief of Atux̂ (Attu), Michael Hodikoff and his wife Anecia Hodikoff Helena is leading her familys’ leadership legacy by beginning this nonprofit to help the Saskinax̂ (English: Attuans). She has seventeen years of environmental professional experience with degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Toxicology amongst other professions. Being close to our Mother Earth is our way of life ~ Tuman tanax̂ ama alaĝux̂ ama taangax̂ max̂tal. She has helped various groups –business, non-profits, tribal organizations, and has worked with State and Federal organizations. This professional background will aid in beginning this nonprofit’s path forward, especially with her positive and creative attributes. Helena is inspired by her son Brad who told her when he was nine that he wanted to visit Atux̂ with her. She is also inspired by her daughter Anecia and her husband Brad Sr. Schmitz. Helena enjoys skiing with her son and just relaxing with her family by drinking hot chocolate tinted with some orange tea.
Left to right: Brad, Anecia, and Helena
Vacancy : Vice President