Alaska Natives Fight for Indigenous Hunting and Fishing Rights at Anchorage Rally Wednesday
October 15, 2012, Anchorage, AK - In advance of Election Day, Alaska Natives will demand an end to criminalization of traditional practices including hunting and fishing rights at a rally this Wednesday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage. Leaders and community members will demand political recognition of their right to hunt, fish and share traditional foods without state or federal interference and urge AK elected officials to uphold subsistence priority on all Alaskan lands and waters and adopt policies that ensure meaningful participation of Alaska Natives in hunting and fishing management. Spokespeople will be available for interviews before and after the event.
“Our right to hunt and fish is more than our right to feed our families, it is our right to our way of life. It is our right to our spiritual and cultural well-being,” Randy Mayo, 1st Chief Stevens Village.
WHAT: “I Am Alaska Native” Indigenous Hunting and Fishing Rights Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage, AK 10th Avenue North St, Anchorage, AK
WHO: State-wide coalition of Alaskan Natives, including: Tribal Members, Tribal Governments, AK Native Non-profits, AK Native Village Corporations, and AK Native Regional Corporations