Celebration seeks volunteers
JUNEAU - The Sealaska Heritage institute will hold a luncheon Friday to recruit additional volunteers for Celebration, the largest Native cultural event in Southeast Alaska.
The meeting is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. The luncheon includes Yakutat salmon, seal meat, rice, corn and beverages.
Many volunteer positions are still open for the three-day festival, scheduled for June 6-8 in Juneau.
F or more information call Don Bremmer at 586-926.
Or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLM names new Alaska director
WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management has picked a national office staffer to direct operations in Alaska.
BLM Director Kathleen Clarke said Henri Bisson will replace Fran Cherry, who last week was named deputy director for operations.
Bisson most recently worked as assistant director for renewable resources and planning, a position he has held since 1998. He was responsible for fisheries, forestry, recreation, cultural resources programs, land use planning, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and services provided by BLM's National Science and Technology Center in Denver.
He has worked for BLM for more than 25 years, with stints in California, Arizona and Colorado.
Bisson worked on Alaska program and budget issues during a previous tour in the Washington office, and in 1983 served as an intern to U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican.