Bering Sea Elders Group is an association of Elders appointed by 38 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.

Executive Committee

  • Fred Phillip, Chair, Kwigillingok
  • VACANT, Vice Chair
  • John Waghiyi, Jr., Treasurer, Savoonga
  • Richard Slats, Secretary, Chevak
  • Mary Ann Mike, Kotlik
  • Aaron Iworrigan, Gambell
  • Peter Panruk, Sr., Chefornak
  • Axel Jackson, Shaktoolik
  • Peter Dull, Sr., Nightmute

Our Staff

Mellisa Johnson, Executive Director

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