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AVCP Mission Statement

Mission Statement

AVCP Programs and Services

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) is a tribal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Bethel, Alaska.  Bethel is the largest town in Southwest Alaska and is the regional hub for its surrounding fifty-six (56) federally recognized tribes, all of whom are members of AVCP.  AVCP’s member tribes reside in small isolated villages scattered throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in an area that is approximately 59,000 square miles and roughly the size of the State of Oregon.  The villages are not connected by road to one another, nor to the rest of Alaska.  English is a second language for many tribal members who continue to practice a centuries old hunting, fishing and gathering way of life, congregating at home village sites in the winter and moving to fish camps in the summer. 

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AVCP serves its member tribes by providing, at their request, a variety of social service, human development and culturally relevant programs that promote tribal self-determination and self-governance and work to protect tribal culture and traditions.  In an effort to meet this objective, AVCP provides the following services which are funded by federal and state grants as well as a variety of other grant sources.

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Villages in AVCP Region Click on Image to Enlarge











Villages in AVCP Region Yaaruin - Story Knifing