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By The Associated Press

Oct. 3, 2016 - A leadership dispute is expected to be continued at a 3-day conference of the Association of Village Council Presidents kicking off in Bethel Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Protesting delegates plan to push their argument that the member villages are in charge of the regional nonprofit, not executive leadership. Protesters say the organization's executive board and their attorneys have hijacked authority from the tribes that created it decades ago to advocate for 56 Alaska Native communities.

AVCP 2015 Annual Report

June 14, 2016

AVCP admits to board of directors longstanding financial woes.

By Adrian Wagner, KYUK – Bethel

In southwest Alaska, the regional nonprofit tribal organization the Association of Village Council Presidents has confirmed near bankruptcy, authorless financial investments, and three pending audits.

  Wednesday, June 8th, Tribal leaders from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta came together for what many thought was a long overdue discussion on the state of AVCP’s finances.

 5/12/16

Lawyers say state could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars over Anchorage Legislative offices. After a judge ruled the building's lease was illegal, Legislators opted to lease a mid-town building.

Myron Naneng, long-time head of the Association of Village Council Presidents, abruptly resigns amid allegations of misspent federal funds.

Alaska performer Jack Dalton arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

Statewide Native claims leader, lobbyist John Borbridge, Jr., a Tlingit from Juneau, died Tuesday. 

House Majority divided on payments to oil companies

By the Associated Press

Republican House Speaker Mike Chenault said his caucus is not ready to vote on oil tax credit reform – a program that has the state paying 775 million dollars to oil and gas companies this year. Some think House Bill 247 doesn’t reduce payouts enough. Others oppose making changes as companies struggle with low oil prices.

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House adopts legislation to change approach of criminal justice system

Jan. 12, 2016

A bill to facilitate speedier enforcement of tribal protective orders to go before Legislators

By Molly Dischner, KDLG – Dillingham

Among the 31 bills filed in advance of this year’s Legislative session and released Friday (Jan. 8, 2016) is one that would direct the state of Alaska to recognize protective orders issued by tribal governments. That was submitted by Dillingham Representative Bryce Edgmon.

Nov. 18, 2015

Association of Village Council Presidents announces plan to create dozens of tribal courts in Y-K regionBy Anna Rose McArthur, KYUK-Bethel

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about a quarter of Alaska’s tribes. The Bethel-based Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It wants each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.