UAS vice chancellor, Sealaska board member nominated for AFN co-chair

Sealaska Board Chairman Joe Nelson
Joe Nelson was nominated for co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/Coast Alaska News)

Joe Nelson, Sealaska Corp. board member and vice chancellor of University of Alaska Southeast, was nominated by the Southeast regional Native corporation for a leadership position on the Alaska Federation of Natives board.

Co-chair Jerry Isaac announced early on the first day of the 2016 Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks that he would not seek another term. AFN delegates are expected to elect a new board co-chair Saturday.

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