Roy Ashenfelter

Bering Straits Villages

Roy was born and raised in the Village of White Mountain. He lives in Nome with his wife Loretta Bullard. They have two daughters. He worked at Kawerak for over 25 years and just recently retired.  He’s been a board member for White Mountain Native Corporation (WMNC) since 1984 and still serves in that capacity. He serves as a board member for Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), having been first elected 1989. He has participated in many ADF&G Game and Fish and North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) meetings, mainly advocating for reduction of by-catch of salmon in their Bering Sea Pollock fishery. He has also  attended many Federal Subsistence Board meetings. He said, “Getting involved with fish and game policy whether at the state or federal level, I’ve gained significant knowledge to advocate for continuing our subsistence way of life.”