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Murkowski Holding Subsistence Public Meeting Tomorrow

Senator Will Carry the Subsistence Concerns of Alaska Natives and Rural Residents Back to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski is holding a subsistence public meeting in Bethel tomorrow, Tuesday April 2.  The session will provide a forum for Alaskans to be heard on this important cultural and food security issue, and to have their testimony taken back to Congress. The public meeting will be live-streamed on the Senator’s website for all interested in watching. 

Senator Murkowski made a commitment last fall at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention to facilitate congressional hearings on subsistence.  The public meeting in Bethel is the first of two events in Alaska before a full U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on subsistence in the fall.

“On the issue of subsistence, I believe that it’s important to hear from as many rural Alaskans as possible, many of whom will not have the option of attending a hearing in Washington,” said Murkowski.

What:              Subsistence Public Meeting

When:             TOMORROW April 2nd 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Where:            Yuut Elitnaurvait, Inc. Training Center, Bethel, Alaska

The entire Bethel Subsistence Public Meeting will be live-streamed on Senator Murkowski’s website www.murkowski.senate.gov.  Any Alaskan wishing to provide written comments for the upcoming ENR subsistence hearing can submit them via the Subsistence Public Meeting page on the Senator’s website: http://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=subsistence-concerns .

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