Bering Straits Native Corporation Endorses Senator Murkowski’s Re-election
|Western Alaska Native Corporation Serves 8,100 Shareholders|
Bering Straits Native Corporation last week announced its endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski, a leading expert in Arctic policy.
“Sen. Murkowski has worked hard to represent all Alaskans, working diligently on issues important to our state – responsible natural resource development, protecting our subsistence lifestyle and growing a stronger military presence in Alaska,” said BSNC President and CEO Gail R. Schubert. “She is a fierce advocate for the Arctic region and the people who live there.”
In announcing their endorsement, BSNC board members highlighted Senator Murkowski’s work on Capitol Hill to raise awareness that the U.S. is an Arctic nation because of Alaska. They lauded her reputation for working collaboratively and across the aisle to reach common-sense solutions, and for championing issues that address the unique needs of Alaska Native people and communities.
About Bering Straits Native Corporation:
BSNC was formed in 1972, with 6,333 shareholders, and has grown to own and manage nearly two million acres of subsurface land. The Bering Strait region represents 23,000 square miles including the Seward peninsula, St. lawrence Island, King Island and Little Diomede Island and includes the villages of Shishmaref, Wales, Diomede, Brevig Mission, Teller, King Island, Mary’s Igloo, Council, White Mountain, Solomon, Nome, Golovin, Koyuk, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet, Stebbins, St. Michael, Elim, Gambell and Savoonga.