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ANPA to Host Panel Discussion on the Pebble Project


[Anchorage, Alaska] – The Alaska Native Professional Association (ANPA) will host a panel discussion focusing on the Pebble Mine Project. The event will be held on October 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Alaska Pacific University Grant Hall Theater.

Organized to educate its members as well as the general public on the possible effects of the proposed Pebble Mine, ANPA’s October Gathering - The Pebble Project: A Conversation Worth Having – will be moderated in a panel-discussion format. Panelists include key individuals from the following organizations: Bristol Bay Native Corporation; Alaska Peninsula Corporation; Alaska Mining Association; The Pebble Partnership; and the Environmental Protection Agency. The event moderator will be Gregory P. Razo, CIRI vice president of Government Contracting.

“ANPA’s mission is to build relationships, leadership and community involvement among Alaska Native professionals and organizations,” said Angela Gonzalez, ANPA board chair. “We welcome and invite ANPA members as well as community members to join the conversation on October 9.”

The event is open to the public and registration is required. Registration fees are $20 ANPA members and $25 for non-members. For more information about the event or on ANPA visit: www.anpa.net. 

Established as an operating 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ANPA first originated in 1998 with a group of young Alaska Natives living in Southcentral Alaska who recognized a common thread in their professional experiences. As young Alaska Native leaders, each valued the ties formed with one another when building business relationships, organization leadership and community involvement. Today, and with more than 200 members, ANPA upholds its mission -of developing young Native leaders-through monthly Gatherings, committee work groups and various other community-based initiatives.


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