My name is Vivian Korthuis. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Village Council Presidents. AVCP is a tribal consortium, and our membership are the 56 Tribes located along the Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, and the Bering Sea Coast in Western Alaska.
On behalf of AVCP and our Region’s Tribes, I would like to welcome our special guest, Dr. Jill Biden; “welcome home” Representative Mary Peltola; and welcome Secretary Deb Holland.
As described by Dan and Kimberly, poverty is very real in our villages. We have many layers of challenges that face our people including the pandemic, public safety, the salmon crash and limited broadband.
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AVCP is a regional nonprofit tribal consortium comprised of the 56 federally recognized tribes of the YK Delta. The geographic boundaries of AVCP extend from the Yukon River Village of Russian Mission downstream to the Bering Sea coast, north up through Kotlik and south along the coastline to Platinum and then extending up the Kuskokwim River to Stony River, including Lime Village on the Stony River tributary. The area encompasses approximately 6.5 million acres, or 55,000 square miles, in Western Alaska.