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(907) 222-5258

It Takes a Village

Mission and Vision

ANVCA Mission

ANVCA Mission

ANVCA Mission

ANVCA promotes the success of our Village Corporations and protection of our Native lands.

Vision

ANVCA Mission

ANVCA Mission

The vision of ANVCA is to support the mission with projects and activities that provide:

  • Education to Village Corporations
  • Advocacy for Village Corporations
  • Outreach to and inclusion of Village Corporations statewide
  • Village Corporation sustainability

staff

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Hallie Bissett, Executive Director

Hallie Bissett has been the ANVCA Executive Director for 3 years. She brings over 20 years of business experience to ANVCA. 


Bissett holds a Bachelor's degree in Global Logistics Management and an MBA from the University of Alaska. She has held many executive roles throughout her career, including: Vice President of Business Development and Old Harbor Native Corporation, Team Leader of Procurement and Supply Chain Management and Supplier Diversity at BP Exploration, and Logistics and International Trade Director at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. In addition, Bissett was the youngest person yet to be elected to the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) one of Alaska's 12 Regional Corporations created under ANCSA, a position she has held for over 10 years. 


Bissett has been honored as one of Alaska's Top 40 Under Forty, University of Alaska College of Business Alumni of the Year, and NCAIED National Top forty under 40. 

ANVCA Board Members

ANVCA is comprised of a group of dedicated board members that exercise our mission statement daily and act in the best interest of Village Corporations.  Elections are held at the Annual Meeting & Conference in accordance with ANVCA Bylaws.


Chair – Seat A                                Nathan McCowan
President/CEO
St. George Tanaq Corporation
Seat Expires 2021


Vice Chair – Seat J                          Charles W. Totemoff
President/CEO
Chenega Corporation
Seat Expires 2020


Secretary – Seat F                              Nancy Andrew
President/CEO
St Mary’s Native Corporation
Seat Expires 2022


Treasurer - Seat   B                                Jana Turvey
President/CEO
Leisnoi Incorporated
Seat Expires 2021


Board Member – Seat E                     Trefon Angasan 


Seat Expires 2022

Board Member – Seat I                     Ron Philemonoff
CEO
TDX Corporation
Seat Expires 2020


Board Member –   Seat C                     Dorothy Shockley 
President/CEO
Bean Ridge Corporation
Seat Expires 2021

Board Member –  Seat H                       Melissa Kookesh

Chair

Kootznoowoo Incorporated
Seat Expires 2020 


Board Member  - Seat D                       Anne Thomas
President
Chitina Native Corporation
Seat Expires 2022

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Our Programs

Legislative Fly-in

In alignment with our vision,  ANVCA promotes interaction of our Members and Partners with lawmakers in Juneau and Washington D.C. 


ANVCA takes one trip to Juneau (typically in February) and one trip to Washington DC (typically in September) with its member organizations each year.  


ANVCA offers advanced training and preparation for individuals new to advocacy work, makes arrangements for specific meetings (and other events) and coordinates the entire Fly-In around our common goals.  

Fishnet Lunches

Fishnet Lunches are ANVCA’s version of a lunch and learn. Each lunch is  assigned a specific topic to benefit Members and Partners.  ANVCA takes the opportunity to address and discuss items relevant to Alaska Native Village Corporations. The lunches are open to the public, however Members and Partners may receive a special entry discount. These lunches often feature local guest speakers and topics of high importance to Members and Partners.

Annual Meeting and Business Conference

ANVCA hosts our Annual meeting and election of the board, within our two-day conference that provides Alaska Native Village Corporations with current and relevant topics. This conference is unique in the fact that it is the only conference dedicated to Alaska Native Corporations collaborating, sharing best practices, information and strategies along with providing the opportunity to meet other professionals serving in similar positions. 


ANCSA Regions and their village corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Chitina Native Corporation

Aleut Region Village Corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Akutan Corp.

Axtam Corp. 

Belkofski Corp. 

Chaluka Corp.

Isanotski Corp.

King Cove Corp. 

Nelson Lagoon Corp.

Ounalashka Corp.

Sanak Corp.

Shumagin Corp.

St. George Tanaq

Tanadgusix Corp.

Unga Corp.

Arctic Slope Village Corporations

Ahtna Region Village Corporations

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Atquasuk Corp.

Cully Corp.

Kaktovik Inupiat Corp.

Kuukpik Corp.

Nunamiut Corp.

Olgoonik Corp.

Tikiaq Corporation

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp.

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Brevig Mission Native Corp.

Council Native Corp.

Elim Native Corp.

King Island Native Corp.

Koyuk Native Corp.

Mary's Igloo Native Corp.

Shaktoolik Native Corp.

Shishmaref Native Corp.

Sitnasuak Native Corp.

Solomon Native Corp.

St. Michael Native Corp.

Stebbins Native Corp.

Teller Native Corp.

Unalakleet Native Corp.

Wales Native Corp.

White Mountain Native Corp. 

Bristol Bay Region Village Corporations

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Bristol Bay Region Village Corporations

Alaska Peninsula Corp.

Aleknagik Natives Ltd. 

Bay View, Inc.

Becharof Corporation - Egegik

Chiginik Lagoon Native Corp. 

Chiginik River, Ltd.

Choggiung, Ltd.

Ekwok Natives, Ltd.

Far West, Inc.

Golovin Native Corp.

Igiugig Native Corp.

Iliamna Natives Ltd.

Kijik Corp.

Koliganek Natives Ltd.

Levelock Natives Ltd.

Lime Village

Manokotak Natives Ltd.

Oceanside Corp.

Olsonville, Inc.

Paug-Vik Inc.

Pedro Bay Corp

Pilot Point Native Corp. 

Saguyak. Ltd.

Stuyahok, Ltd.

Tanalian, Inc.

Togiak Natives, Ltd.

Twin Hills Native Corp. 


Calista Region Village Corporations

Bering Straits Region Village Corporations

Bristol Bay Region Village Corporations

Akiachak Ltd.

Alakanuk Native Corp.

Arviq, Inc.

Askinuk Corp.

Athmauthuak, Ltd.

Azachorok, Inc.

Bethel Native Corp.

Chefarnmute, Inc.

Chevak Company, Inc.

Chinuruk, Inc.

Emmonak Corp.

Iqfijuouaq Company Inc.

Kasigluk Corp.

Kokarmuit Corp.

Kotlik Corp.

Kugkaktlik, Ltd.

Kuitsarak, Inc.

Kwethluk, Inc.

Kwik, Inc.

Maserculiq, Inc.

Napakiak Corp.

Napaskiak Corp.

Nerklikmute Native Corp.

Newtok Corp. 

Nima Corp.

Nunakauiak Yupik Corp.

Nunapitchuk Ltd. 

Ohagamiut, Inc.

Ohog Inc.

Oscarville Native Corp.

Paimuit Corp.

Pilot Station, Inc.

Pitka's Point Native Corp.

Qanirtuuq, Inc.

Qemirtalek Coast Corp.

Qinarmiut Corp.

Russian Mission Native Corp.

Sea Lion Corp.

St. Mary;s Native Corp.

Swan Lake Corp.

The Kuskokwim Corp.

Tulkisarmute, Inc.

Tuntutuliak Land Limited

Tununrmuit Rinit Corp.


Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

The Chenega Corporation

English Bay Corp.

The Eyak Corporation

The Port Graham Corporation 

The Tatitlek Corporation 

Cook Inlet Region Village Corporations

Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

Alexander Creek, Inc.

Caswell Native Association

Chickaloon-Moose Creek Native Corp.

Eklutna, Inc.

Kenai Natives Association

Kinikatnu, Inc.

Montana Creek Native Association

Ninilchik Native Association 

Salamatof Native Association

 Seldovia Native Association

Tyonek Native Corp.


Doyon Region Village Corporations

Chugach Alaska Region Village Corporations

Koniag Region Village Corporations

Baan O-Yeel Kon Corp.

Bean Ridge Corp.

Beaver Kwit'chin Corp.

Chalkyitsik Native Corp.

Danzhit Hanlai Corp.

Deacon's Landing Inc.

Deloy Ges, Inc.

Deloycheet Inc.

Dineega Corp.

Dinyee Corp.

Dot Lake Corp.

Evansville Inc.

Gana-A'Yoo

Grouse Creek Corp.

Gwitchyaa Zhee Corp.

Hee-Yea Lindge Corp.

Hungwitchin Corp.

Inalik Native Corp.

Kian Tr'ee Corp.

K'oyitl'ots'ina

Mandes Chaag Native Corp.

Minchumina Natives Inc.

MTNT Ltd.

Native Village of Venetie

Northway Natives, Inc.

Nunapiglluraq Corp.

Seth-De-Ya-Ah Corp.

Tanacross Inc.

Tihteet'Aii Inc.

Toghotthele Corp.

Tozitna Inc.

Wisenak Village Corp.

Zho-Tse Inc.


Koniag Region Village Corporations

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Koniag Region Village Corporations

Afognak Native Corp.

Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc.

Ayakulik Inc.

Bells Flats Natives Inc.

Leisnoi Inc.

Litnik Inc.

Natives of Kodiak

Old Harbor Native Corp.

Ouzinkie Native Corp.

Shuyak Inc.

Uganik Natives Inc.

Uyak Inc.

NANA Region Village Corporations

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corp.

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Sealaska Region Village Corporations

Cape Fox Corp.

Goldbelt Inc.

Haida Corp.

Huna Totem Corp.

Kake Tribal Corp.

Kavilco Inc.

Klawock Heenya Corp.

Klukwan Inc.

Kootznoowoo Inc.

Shaan Sheet Inc.

Shee-Atika Inc.

Yak-Tat-Kwaan Inc.

ANVCA Bylaws

The purpose for which ANVCA was formed includes the following:

  • Provide services that will improve success, efficiency, profitability and stability to its member corporations;
  • Advocate for policies that will benefit and protect the interest of Alaska Native Village Corporations with local, state and federal governments;
  • Provide an officially recognized voice for the interests of Alaska Native Village Corporations;
  • Provide a network of mutual support and technical assistance that will enhance the success of all Alaska Native Village Corporations and their shareholders;
  • Promote responsible resource management and developmental policies;
  • Encourage a mutually respectful and cooperative relationship with Alaska Native Regional Corporations, tribal entities and other businesses for the overall benefit of Native peoples; and
  • Promote a positive image of our corporations with our shareholders, Native children and the general public.


Click here to read the full text of the Second Amended Restated ANVCA bylaws (revised April 2017).

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