Quyanaqpak qaipplutiin.

Welcome to Bering Sea

Elders Group.


The knowledge of the elders about how to live with the ocean and the land was given to us by our ancestors with instructions not to keep if for ourselves, but to pass it on to our children so that they may continue to prosper and continue our way of being.


September 24, 2018: Last week the Bering Sea Elders Group (BSEG) held our annual Summit at which we passed several resolutions:

BSEG Resolution 2018-1: Resolution on the Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

BSEG Resolution 2018-2: Resolution Opposing the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

BSEG Resolution 2018-3: Resolution Reaffirming Request to Reinstate the Provisions of the Executive Order Creating the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area 

BSEG Resolution 2018-4: Resolution Supporting Establishment of a Permanent Bottom Trawl Boundary to Protect the Fisheries and Hunting in the Northern Bering Sea

Click here for BSEG’s press release on the 2018 Summit and Resolutions.


March 19, 2018: It is with deep sadness that the Bering Sea Elders Group announces the passing of our Chairman, Mr. Harry Lincoln. Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was also our Chairman and leader.

Harry was known for his kindness, optimism, leadership, and dedication to our people. Harry was instrumental in BSEG’s efforts to protect the Bering Sea and he spoke with conviction about our ocean, our traditional knowledge, and our traditional ways of life. Harry will be dearly missed, and our hearts are with his family.

Quyana, Harry, for your leadership and dedication to protecting our children’s future. We will carry on this work in your honor.



January 5, 2018
: The Bering Sea Elders Group strongly condemns the Trump Administration’s January 2018 decision to include the northern Bering Sea in the Five‐Year Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Leasing Program.

For decades, our people have opposed oil and gas activity in our waters and we continue to oppose it today.

Click here to read our full press release.