U.S. Secretary of the Interior Zinke Meets with AFN

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska’s congressional delegation May 30 in Anchorage.

“It was a very productive meeting,” said Julie Kitka, AFN President. “We emphasized that Alaska Native corporations, tribes and organizations are ready to partner with the federal government to boost Alaska’s economy, help lift Alaska out of its economic recession, and take on more of the services and management currently done by the government.”

“We look forward to working with the Secretary and his staff in the coming months,” Kitka said.  “AFN believes a strong, forward-looking and collaborative relationship with the Department of the Interior (DOI) is essential to improving the lives and well-being of Native people and all Alaskans.”