Native Fisheries Alliance

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We are an Alaska Native Company formed specifically to work with Alaska Native, First Nations of Canada and Native Americans in role of liaison and directly contacting companies or corporations to assist Tribes in area of direct marketing of their goods or products or seek investors. Our market niche specialty lies is in the area of seafood and have targeted Southeast Alaska primarily because it produces 49% of all the seafood of Alaska. We focused upon Natives because of their high production of seafood in both Alaska and British Columbia. We then formed International Alaska and British Columbia Native Fisheries Alliance to create greater volume of seafood. Our long-range goal is to develop for the Natives of Southeast Alaska and Northern British Columbia a year around fisheries. The area we chose in Alaska is located on the Prince of Wales Island covering three Alaska Native Communities. The other two Communities are: Craig and Klawock, Alaska both of these communities are home of the Tlingit Tribe. On BC side is to purchase a floating processing plant, hiring of management staff and processing workers on the Queen Charlotte Island for the Haida Nation of Massett and Skidegate Communities. At Port Alberni give them the ability to buy salmon and process it for value adding at a letter date. We formed the Alliance specifically gain a volume of seafood, start year around fisheries and with harvest direct marketing to China and already made contacts there lining up potential customers. We see this as a profitable endeavor and look forward to your positive response to proceed to a successful project International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance, has initiated a Tribal fisheries alliance with Southeast Alaska Tribal Fishermen and British Columbia Coast First Nations of British Columbia Fishermen and with a goal of establishing a new International First Nations of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska Tribal Fisheries Alliance from the direction, objectives and principles of Tribal fisheries of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. The formation of International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance is to collectively join forces to bring better seafood pricing, improved fisheries, meaningfully bring economic better to each of our tribal communities and empower the tribes to gain more control of the seafood industry from fishing grounds, to tribal processing plants to the global marketplaces. International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance goal is designed to unify a variety of tribal people, a variety of issues and a variety of goals. The Alliance is dedicated to working with government regulations and environmental concerns both in Alaska and British Columbia to preserve the long-term health of the fishery resources, tribal fishing communities and the tribal fishing industry. Klawock, Alaska cannery was founded in 1924 and several of the Alaska Native Villages have been in the seafood business for decades. Tonko Seafood, Incorporate under Wild Alaskan Salmon Facts writes: “Alaska is fish country. For thousands of years, the fishes of Alaska’s seas and rivers have supported human use, from fisheries used by Alaska’s indigenous Native peoples since prehistoric times, to today’s modern seafood industry. Alaska is home to abundant stocks of many species of fish, and offers some of the cleanest marine, freshwater, and upland habitats in the world. Effective state and federal institutions manage fisheries that are productive and sustainable, clean and healthy. Alaska is the only State in the nation whose Constitution explicitly mandates that all fish, including salmon, shall be utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Here are some examples of Alaska’s unique fisheries management and pristine environment.” http://tonkaseafoods.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=5&chapter=6Among the Tribes of Alaska and British Columbia there is a cultural tie with their seafood for it is directly reflected in their dances, songs and stories. Among the Tsimshian they are known as the “People of the Salmon,” and “People of the Fish trap.” “Tom Tilden, chief of the Curyung Tribal Council, noted that salmon is key to the Native economies and lifestyle of the region. “Little benefit would come to our communities from offshore development, but the risks to the fish and wildlife resources that are the irreplaceable mainstay of Alaska Native tradition and culture are tremendous,” Tilden said.” http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/040807/hom_20070408013.shtml Purpose of the Alliance:A new International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance is hereby established and known as International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance; andThe International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance is hereby established for the following purpose: International Alaska and British Columbia Tribal Fisheries Alliance goal is designed to unify a variety of tribal people, a variety of issues and a variety of goals. The Alliance is dedicated to working with government regulations and environmental concerns both in Alaska and British Columbia to preserve the long-term health of the fishery resources, tribal fishing communities and the tribal fishing industry.To seek budgetary and operational management financial support, coordination and oversight over fisheries of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia among First Nations of British Columbia and the Southeast Alaska Tribes, andTo ensure all tribal fisheries operations and participation are conducted by laws and regulations of Alaska and British Columbia laws governing fisheries; andTo provide long-range planning, operational management, coordination, finances, fisheries related construction or modernization of seafood facilities or modernization of fishing fleets and other value-adding possibilities and the International Alaska and British Columbia Fisheries Alliance will advocate, promote and put forth its budgetary needs annually to its tribal entities or corporations and put forth other possibilities to enhance fisheries for potential developments for future fisheries opportunities.The Alliance has an open door for other First Nations of British Columbia to join the alliance to enhance their fisheries opportunities First Nations Trade Mission Helin Says: “The mission – according to Helin, it was the largest ever undertaken by aboriginal peoples – brought together some 20 chiefs and aboriginal business leaders from British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Helin, an outspoken advocate of economic development and sustainability for aboriginal communities, said they were received like heads of state by Chinese officials and they were introduced to major business leaders.They also participated in a parallel trade mission of four Canadian premiers to China”http://native-investhttp://native-invest-trade.com/pdf/CanadaRegina11-13-08.pdf-trade.com/pdf/CanadaRegina11-13-08.pdf The International Alaska and British Columbia is seeking $30 Million Dollars to impact the global market places seeing this as an outstanding opportunity to empower the tribes to gain full control of the seafood industry and benefiting each of their Native Villages creating year-around seafood opportunities. This year in Alaska their salmon harvest will bring in 175 million salmon and northern BC near the Haida Nation, Port Alberni is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Last year Southeast Alaska’s earned revenue was $3 Billion Dollars and the Alliance has chose strategic location. that will highly produce half of Alaska’s salmon production.

contact:

Maggie Dodd White Eagle email: mdwhiteeagle@yahoo.com

Terrance H. Booth, Sr. email: terrancehboothsr@gmail.com