Field Hearing, Listening Session

Field Hearing titled, “The Impact of the Historic Salmon Declines on the Health and Well-Being of Alaska Native Communities Along Arctic, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers”

Date: November 10, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM
(1:00 PM AKST)
Location: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), 700 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy, Bethel, AK

The Field Hearing and Listening Session were open to the public and streamed live on the Committee’s YouTube channel beginning at 1pm AKST / 5pm EST.


Invited witnesses provided testimony during the Field Hearing.  Members of the public also had an opportunity to provide comments for the record during the Listening Session which began at the conclusion of the Field Hearing.


WRITTEN COMMENTS:  Additionally, SCIA will accept written comments.  Please submit your comments HERE.


Panel 1

Panel I

The Honorable Thaddeus Tikiun, Jr.

Association of Village Council Presidents
Bethel, AK

Panel I

The Honorable Brian Ridley

Tanana Chiefs Conference
Fairbanks, AK

Panel I

Mr. Jonathan Samuelson

Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Bethel, AK

Panel I

Mr. Dan Winkelman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Bethel, AK

Panel I

Ms. Nicole Borromeo

Executive Vice President
Alaska Federation of Natives
Anchorage, AK

Panel I

Ms. Tisha Neviq'aq Kuhns

Vice President of Land and Natural Resources
Calista Corporation
Anchorage, AK

Panel I

Mr. Charles Menadelook

Subsistence Director
Kawerak, Inc.
Nome, AK