My name is Vivian Korthuis. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Village Council Presidents.
First, I want to acknowledge the planning committee who put time and effort to make all the activities to honor our relatives who are either Missing or Murdered not only in our region, but all across Alaska. Today is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and there are awareness events happening across the nation today and across our region.
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For additional information, please contact AVCP Communications Director, Gage Hoffman at 907-543-7308 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.