Anchorage, AK – On Thursday, March 20th, 2014, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) official endorsed the reappointment of Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game (BOG).
“Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker have gained the respect of fellow board members and groups around the state as active, concerned, informed and effective members of the Board of Game,” Julie Kitka, AFN President.
AFN supports Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker because both have proven themselves to be valuable assets to the BOG and all Alaskans by solving many challenges around the state, including balancing the needs of various user groups across the State.
Governor Parnell has received letters from Ahtna Inc., Eyak Corporation, Bethel Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Association, Tanana Chief Conference and many other Alaska Natives organization supporting Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker.
AFN invites other organizations and individuals to send letters of support for Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker to Governor Parnell.
The Board of Game consists of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. Members are appointed on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership.
The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966, when more than 400 Alaska Natives representing 17 Native organizations gathered for a three-day conference to address Alaska Native aboriginal land rights. It is now the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 153 federally-recognized tribes, 134 village corporations,12 regional Native corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that contract and run federal and state programs. AFN is governed by a 37-member Board, which is elected by its membership at the annual convention held each October. The mission of AFN is to enhance and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community. Learn more at www.nativefederation.org.
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