ANCSA Regional Association Endorses Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate

ANCHORAGE, AK – Today, the ANCSA Regional Association (ARA) announced their endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) re-election. The ARA noted Senator Lisa Murkowski’s strong track record of delivering for Alaska Native people and for her steadfast advocacy for rural Alaska.

“Senator Murkowski has been a strong and reliable ally for Alaskans, and her leadership has been indispensable in our ongoing fight to fulfill the federal government’s promises to Alaska Native people,” said ARA President Kim Reitmeier. “Her unparalleled experience and relationships were critical to passing the infrastructure and energy bills that are bringing unprecedented levels of federal funds to Alaska, including crucial rural broadband and sanitation funding. At a time when Alaska is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and a recession, we need Senator Murkowski’s leadership and legislative skill more than ever.”

“A critical part of my role as U.S. Senator is to educate my colleagues, raise awareness about the unique issues and opportunities Alaska has, and to ensure the Senate understands just how different our state is from the rest of the country,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski. “Working together with ARA and their membership, I’m proud to have helped deliver real results on the issues that matter most to Alaska Native shareholders and their descendants, and look forward to continuing this important work.”

Senator Murkowski’s re-election campaign has now been endorsed by the ANCSA Regional Association, the Alaska Native Village Corporation AssociationArctic Slope Regional Corp.Bering Straits Native Corp.Calista Corp.Chugach Corp.CIRI Corp.Koniag Corp.Sealaska Corp., and over 140 Alaska Native leaders from every corner of the state.About ANCSA Regional Association: 

ARA represents the presidents and chief executive officers of the twelve land-based Alaska Native regional corporations that were created pursuant to the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. ARA’s member corporations are owned by more than 150,000 Alaska Native shareholders. Its purpose is to promote and foster the continued growth and economic strength of Alaska Native corporations on behalf of Alaska Native shareholders and communities. Together, ANCSA corporations employ tens of thousands in Alaska and across the world, providing critical support for national industries as well as communities throughout Alaska.