KOTZEBUE, Alaska, Aug. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
WHO: Maniilaq Association hosts the Northwest Alaska Village Tribal Council Presidents
WHAT: A roundtable discussion on the impacts of climate change and climate resiliency in Northwest Alaska communities
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Alaska Technical Center, Room 170
MORE: Interview and photo opportunities will be available with Northwest Alaska Village Tribal Council Presidents.
About Maniilaq Association
Maniilaq Association is a tribal organization comprised of 12 federally recognized tribes in Northwest Alaska. Its mission is to promote the economic, social, educational, cultural, spiritual, and personal well-being of the people of the Maniilaq Service Area. Maniilaq Association provides tribal support, health and social services to the people of Northwest Alaska, and is the region’s largest employer with over 600 employees.
About the Federally Recognized Tribes of Northwest Alaska
The Native Villages of Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Pt. Hope, Selawik, and Shungnak comprise the 12 federally recognized tribes of Northwest Alaska. Each tribe is governed by a 7-member tribal council elected by members. The tribal councils oversee tribal operations such as village stores; listen and respond to the needs of tribal members; and represent the tribe with regional, state and federal entities. Tribal council members typically serve their communities without pay on a completely voluntary basis.
SOURCE Maniilaq Association