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ICYMI: Begich Earns Endorsements From Across Alaska


ANCHORAGE — Senator Begich has received many reelection endorsements from diverse stakeholders across Alaska. Some of Senator Begich’s most recent endorsements are listed below.

During a second term in the U.S. Senate, Mark Begich remains committed to go anywhere and work with anyone to do what’s right for Alaska.

Alaska Federation of Natives

The largest group representing Alaska Natives and rural Alaska has taken the rare step of endorsing Mark Begich for the U.S. Senate. The Alaska Federation of Natives represents 151 federally-recognized tribes, 134 village corporations, 12 Alaska Native regional corporations and is considered the largest unified voice of Alaska Natives in Alaska.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

U.S. Senator Mark Begich earned the endorsement of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the largest newspaper in Alaska to offer an endorsement this year. The News-Miner is based in Interior Alaska with a bureau in Anchorage and publishes news from around the state. According to Alaska journalists this is the News-Miner’s first endorsement of a Democrat for U.S. Senate since Senator E.L. Bob Bartlett (U.S. Senator for Alaska 1959 – 1968).

Tribal Endorsements

Over 30 Alaska Native tribes and communities have recognized Mark Begich’s strong record of fighting for Alaska Natives and rural Alaska by endorsing him for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Begich has used his clout to deliver hundreds of millions in federal funds to rural Alaska, to stand up for Alaska Native subsistence rights and to advance legislation to build stronger and safer communities.

  • Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
  • Beaver Village Council
  • Anvik Tribal Council
  • Allakaket Tribal Council
  • Kasigluk Traditional Council
  • Ohogamiut Traditional Council
  • Tuntutuliak Traditional Council
  • Newtok Traditional Council
  • Native Village of Upper Kalskag
  • Scammon Bay Traditional Council
  • Chevak Traditional Council
  • Yupiit of Andreafski
  • Native Village of Bill Moore’s Slough
  • Akiachak Native Community
  • Crooked Creek Traditional Council
  • Akiak Native Community
  • Elim Village
  • Organized Village of Kasaan
  • Aleut Community of St. Paul Island
  • Sitka Tribe of Alaska

United Tribes of Bristol Bay which includes:

  • Togiak Traditional Council
  • Aleknagik Village
  • Curyung Tribal Council
  • Ekuk Village Council
  • Levelock Village Council
  • Nondalton Tribal Council
  • Portage Creek Village Council
  • Twin Hills Village Council
  • Manokotak Village Council
  • New Stuyahok Traditional Council
  • Koliganek Village
  • Clark Point Village Council
  • Chignik Lake Council

Alaska Native Corporation Endorsements

Alaska Native Advocacy Group