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Alaska Native leaders gather for Alaska Native Village CEO Association 2013 Conference

Fifth annual gathering to address 8(a) contracting, land management among other issues

Alaska Native leaders from around the state will gather at Anchorage’s Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 for the Alaska Native Village CEO Association (ANVCA) 2013 Conference. The annual event, now in its fifth year, brings together key decision makers from Native village corporations across Alaska, as well as experts in the fields of 8(a) contracting, land management and professional development.

“The conference is an opportunity for Native leaders to learn, from the experts and from one another, how we can better serve the people we represent,” said ANVCA Chairman Maver Carey. “We’re looking forward to two days of valuable knowledge sharing about the issues that affect us today, as well as those on the horizon.”

Special guest speakers will include Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Rep. Don Young, and Native leaders Willie Hensley and Byron Mallott. Session presenters include representatives from Afognak Native Corporation, Doyon Ltd., The Eyak Corporation, Chenega Corporation and The Kuskokwim Corporation, as well as financial institutions, law firms and other groups that represent Alaska Native interests. All conference events will be held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. A full conference schedule is available online at http://anvca.biz/images/stories/AnnualMeeting2013/2013agenda.pdf.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover any conference events with the exception of the General Meeting, scheduled between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. General Meeting attendance is limited to ANVCA members.

ANVCA was founded in 2007 to provide networking, support, training and advocacy to Alaska Native village corporations and to share resources for village success. For more information, contact Nichola Ruedy at (907) 230-1567 or visit www.ANVCA.biz.

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