Bering Sea Elders Group is an association of elders appointed by 39 Tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim and Bering Strait regions. Each participating Tribe designates an Elder Representative to serve on the Elders Board. Alaska Native organizations outside the region may request to join as non-voting special members.
The mission of Bering Sea Elders Group is to speak and work together as one voice to protect and respect our traditional ways of life, the ocean web of life that supports the resources we rely on, and our children’s future. As Elders, we are messengers to our children, our tribal councils, and the people who make decisions that affect our marine resources, ecosystem, and ways of life.
Executive Committee & Contacts
As of June 2016
- Harry Lincoln, Tununak – Chair
- David Carl, Kipnuk – Vice-Chair
- Norman Menadelook, Teller – Treasurer
- Georgianne Anasogak, Koyuk – Secretary
- Michael Hunt, Kotlik
- Frank Oxereok, Wales
- David Bill, Toksook Bay
- Edward Adams, Nunam Iqua
- Paul Rookok, Savoonga
- Fred Phillip, Executive Director
Fred Phillip is also president of the Native Village of Kwigillingok