FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022
ANCSA Regional Association and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association mourn the loss of Congressman Don Young
The ANCSA Regional Association (ARA) and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) grieve the loss of Congressman Don Young, who passed away today.
ARA Board Chair Sophie Minich and President Kim Reitmeier along with ANVCA Board Chair Nathan McCowan and Executive Director Hallie Bissett released the following joint statement regarding Young’s death:
“We are shocked and saddened to hear of Congressman Young’s passing tonight. His long career in the House of Representatives was marked by his unrelenting advocacy for Alaska Native people, his support for our state’s energy and infrastructure needs, and above all, his passion for Alaska.
We send our condolences to his wife, Anne, his family, and his staff as they grieve.
Tonight, we mourn the Congressman for All Alaska. He will be missed.”