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Y-K Delta Leaders Back Begich During AVCP Convention


ANCHORAGE- Alaska Native leaders from the Association of Village Council Presidents, Calista Corporation, and the AVCP Housing Authority have endorsed Mark Begich for standing up for subsistence rights, bringing much needed disaster relief funds to rural Alaska, and leading the charge to increase public safety in rural and Alaska Native communities.

Begich has been endorsed by:

Myron Naneng - President of the Association of Village Council Presidents

Dan Winkelman – Tribal Leader from Bethel

Ray Alstrom- Tribal Leader from Marshall

Andrew Guy - President and CEO of Calista Corporation

Willie Kasayulie - Calista Board Chair

Ron Hoffman - Chief Executive Officer and President of AVCP Regional Housing Authority

Robert Nick- AVCP Housing Authority Board Chair

“Senator Begich is honored to have the support of some of Alaska’s most prominent rural and Alaska Native leaders. Begich is a tireless leader when it comes to making our villages and communities safer, strengthening education in rural areas and standing up for the unique needs of Alaska. With a seat on the Senate Indian Affairs and Appropriations Committees, Alaskans can’t afford to lose Mark Begich,” said Susanne Fleek-Green, Campaign Manager for Alaskans for Begich.