Billy Charles

Y-K Delta Villages

Billy Charles is a community member and fisherman from Emmonak, with over 30 years experience in tribal leadership positions that has included being mayor, tribal council president, village corporation president and chairman of the board for the Yukon Delta Regional Fisheries Development Association (YDFDA).  Mr. Charles is now a Research Co-Investigator with UAF’s Center for Alaska Native Health Research and is working on the development and dissemination of a Yup’ik culturally-based model for youth suicide and substance abuse prevention.