Senators from Left to Right – Maria Cantwell, Angus King, Lisa Murkowski, John Barasso, Shelley Moore Capito, and Steve Daines


On February 15, 2016, AVCP and the federally recognized tribe of Oscarville was host to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. This Committee is chaired by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. The visitors to Oscarville included AVCP Executive Management, Wyoming Senator John Barasso, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Montana Senator Steve Daines, Maine Senator Angus King, Governor Bill Walker and his wife along with State Representative Robert Herron and his wife. Other visitors included the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Jack Hebert President of Cold Climate Housing Research Center and Jackie Schaeffer Project Manager with W.H. Pacific.


AVCP Executive Vice-President Mike Hoffman showing the Senators a steambath, what we use to wash in villages without running water.


Alaska Governor Bill Walker and wife Donna Walker


Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Alaska State Senator Lisa Murkowski with their Thank you posters from the Oscarville Students


Oscarville Students and staff getting pictures with the senators after their Yup’ik dance performance


Alaska Governor Bill Walker talks with Jack Hebert from Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Oscarville


U.S. Senators meet in Bethel, Alaska for an Energy and Natural Resources Committee Field Hearing


Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski chairs the Senate Field Hearing


Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz speaks at the hearing


Panelists in the Field Hearing from left to right : Michael Black – ANTHC Director of Program Development, Gwen Holdmann – Director of Alaska Center for Energy and Power ACEP, Steve Gilbert – Manager of Project Development AVEC, Jack Hebert – President/CEO of CCHRC, Mike Hoffman – Executive VP of AVCP, and Ralph Andersen – CEO of BBNA


Alaska Governor Bill Walker and State Representative Bob Herron speak at the hearing


AVCP Executive Vice President Mike Hoffman testifies to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee