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Begich to Host Discussion on Rural Food Security Challenges

Begich to Host Discussion on Rural Food Security Challenges Facing Alaska Native Families and Communities

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Turns Focus to the North

U.S. Senator Mark Begich will hold public discussions on issues critical to the Alaska Native community including a listening session on the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization and a Senate Indian Affairs field hearing on food security during his visit to Fairbanks for the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention next week.

“While Alaska resources and resource development are important for the Alaska economy, we must ensure that our local needs are being met,” said Sen. Begich. “My goal is to better understand and to help others understand how all of this is connected.  Food security, strengthening local economies, creating a balanced ecosystem, restoring healthy, vibrant communities—it all ties together.  I look forward to hearing solutions from the Alaska Native community that I can bring back to Washington.”

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What:              Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing

Health, Viability, Food Security: Top concerns facing Alaska Native/American Indian populations 

Time:               1:30 pm—3:00pm
Where:             Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Avenue, Fairbanks Alaska

What:              Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) listening session

Time:               3:00 pm—4:00 pm
Where:             Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Avenue, Fairbanks Alaska

Sen. Begich, member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will address the AFN convention on Friday, October 25 at 2:10pm.

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