AITRC Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are made up of Tribal representatives that have spent their lives on the land. Our culture incorporates thousands of years of stewardship of the hunting, fishing, and gather resources of the Ahtna region. The Board of Directors are committed to incorporating scientific best practices with traditional ecological knowledge, which will guide the operations and policies of AITRC.

Shirley Smelcer

Board Chair   --  Native Village of Kluti-Kaah

Bonnie Yazzie

Secretary/Treasurer  --  Native Village of Chitina

Anne Thomas

Board Member  --  Chitina Native Corporation

Bradley Sinyon

Board Member  --  Native Village of Gakona 

Sue Entsminger

Board Member  --  Mentasta Traditional Council

Linda Pete

Vice Chair  -- Ahtna, Incorporated

Gordon Carlson

Board Member  --  Native Village of Cantwell

Evelyn Beeter

Board Member  -  Cheesh'na  Tribe

Nicholas Jackson

Board Member  --  Gulkana Village

Frank Hobson

Board Member  --  Native Village of Tazlina


We will conserve, develop, and use our fish, wildlife, and plants for the well-being of our people and future generations.


Our way of life and cultural tradition is unified and strong. We are competent and responsible stewards of our resources.

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T: 907-822-4466



Mailing Address:

PO Box 613    Glennallen, AK  99588

Physical Address:

Mile 187 Glenn Hwy    Glennallen, AK 99588

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