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Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich held a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Saturday. Leaders from various Alaska Native regions testified including Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke, raised on St. Lawrence Island, in Savoonga.

Listen, below, to Bahnke’s powerful testimony to Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski.

3 Responses to “Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)”

  1. Vi Waghiyi

    Igamsiqayugvikamken Melanie! On behalf of our St. Lawrence Island Yupik People our lands our waters our Neqipek and our traditional way of life!

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  2. Jenny Bell-Jones DANSRD academic chair

    God Bless you Melanie! That was outstanding! Mahsi Ch’o

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