…Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Village Council Presidents, Vivian Korthuis said, “We are 149 Tribes and nearly 100,000 people asking Governor Dunleavy to protect our Way of Life. Our message of urgency must be heard as we try and survive the many layers of challenges our families and communities are experiencing-one disaster on top of another. We have witnessed a Public Safety Disaster, Pandemic Disaster, Food Security Disaster (salmon crash) and know that the ripple effects of these disasters will last for generations. The message to the Governor’s office is that something must be done to allow fish to pass through Area M and get them to their spawning grounds so we can hope for a better tomorrow. We want to continue the dialog with the Governor. We know that inaction is not an option.”
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