My name is Vivian Korthuis, and I am the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP). I am Yup’ik and a member of the Emmonak Tribe. Thank you to all the staff who organized this consultation and traveled to Alaska to hold these important consultations in person and in our region. I want to extend a special thank you to Secretary Haaland and Assistant Secretary Newland for responding to AVCP’s requests to hold this consultation and making it possible for this to happen.
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