United Tribes of Bristol Bay Supports the “Salmon Slate” in 2018 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, Oct. 23, 2018Contact: Alannah Hurley, (907) 843-1633 or alannah@utbb.org

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United Tribes of Bristol Bay Supports the “Salmon Slate” in 2018 Election

DILLINGHAM, AK – Today the United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB) Board of Directors voted to endorse candidates who support protecting wild salmon in the 2018 General Election: Mark Begich for Alaska Governor, Bryce Edgmon for Alaska House District 37, and Alyse Galvin for Congress.Over the next four years, it is imperative that elected leaders at both the state and federal levels work to support wild salmon - Alaska’s most abundant natural resource. These candidates oppose the Pebble Mine, and have made it clear that they will be key allies in the work to protect Bristol Bay salmon and all they sustain.UTBB Executive Director Alannah Hurley made the following statement:

Each of these candidates has demonstrated records and policies supporting protections for our salmon and traditional way of life. This is a critical election for the future of Bristol Bay, and UTBB is proud to endorse the candidates who will protect our salmon for future generations.

Mark Begich has a long history of supporting the Bristol Bay fishery and opposing the Pebble Mine. As Governor, Mark will prioritize Alaska’s wild salmon economy and ensure that the state government is working for Alaskans instead of foreign mining companies.

Rep. Bryce Edgmon has been a leading voice in Juneau for protecting Bristol Bay, and he has the proven experience and drive to be an effective advocate for our people in the state Legislature.

Alyse Galvin supports enhancing the role of tribes in the management of the fish and game our people rely on for their way of life. Alyse opposes the Pebble Mine and has pledged to support Bristol Bay in our work to protect our way of life.


The United Tribes of Bristol Bay is a tribal consortium representing 15 Bristol Bay tribal governments (that represent over 80 percent of the region’s total population) working to protect the Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Alutiiq way of life in Bristol Bay.

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