APRIL S FERGUSON
• Advocacy For Native Peoples
APRIL S FERGUSON
April Ferguson was born in Seward and was raised in Fairbanks, where she earned a degree in linguistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Like both of her sisters, she went to law school earning her Juris Doctorate from Harvard University Law School.
Ferguson has been employed at Bristol Bay Native Corporation, BBNC, for 15 years. There, she served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Corporation. Ferguson is a shareholder of BBNC, and Choggiung Limited, which is the Village Corporation of Dillingham. She also serves as a member of Curyung Tribal Council.
Ferguson was born in Seward and raised in Fairbanks, where she earned a degree in linguistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Like both of her sisters, she went to law school earning her JD from Harvard Law. She has one son, a daughter-in-law, and a five-year-old granddaughter.
She has been steadfast and effective in bringing industry and development to the Bristol Bay Region. She is the architect of a program to improve economic growth and business development for the village corporations of the region. She spearheaded a program to enhance the communication and collaboration among the regional corporation, the village corporations, and the tribal councils.
As Chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Legislative and Litigation Committee, she has worked tirelessly to develop and monitor state and federal legislation and government policy issues that affected the well-being of Native peoples across the state. She led the effort to advocate for Alaska Native traditional hunting and fishing rights while recognizing the need for simultaneous responsible resource development. Ferguson consistently uses a common-sense approach along with her legal knowledge of issues affecting Alaska Native people beat across the state.View Extended Bio