Three Shareholders Honored with AFN Awards
Three Doyon, Limited shareholders were honored with awards during the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention, which took place October 18 – 20 in Anchorage. The theme of the convention was “Innovation in the Past, Present and Future.”
Master Sgt. Tanna Lee Carter of Minto, received the Gin’tith (Richard Frank) Military Service Award. Carter has flown over 2,500 hours, including 286 hours of combat flying in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was the recipient of several awards throughout her career. Today, she serves part-time in the Alaska Air National Guard and works for Tanana Chiefs Conference.
Cynthia Erickson, of Tanana, and Kelly Fields, of Fort Yukon, were awarded the Shirley Demientieff Award from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson. Anna Bill, of Mountain Village, also received the award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or organizations that have worked to improve the lives of Alaska Native women and children.
Erickson founded the nonprofit youth group Setsoo Yeh, My Grandma’s House and has long been a statewide leader in confronting the problems of suicide and abuse in rural Alaska. Fields helped raise more than $200,000 to purchase a drug-detection dog for the Fairbanks International Airport to fight the spread of drugs into Fort Yukon and other villages.
Congratulations to these three inspiring shareholders.