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Stanley Ned is a Koyukon Athabascan from Allakaket, Alaska. He was born in March 1950 to Simon and Pauline Ned. Stanley went to grade school in Allakaket then finished high school first at Mt. Edgecumbe near Sitka and then at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. In July 1970, he was drafted into the Army where he was part of a sharpshooter unit. He served first in Germany and then in Vietnam, returning to the States in March 1972. His extensive employment history includes working as: a carpenter for Interior Regional Housing Authority (an organization that works with tribes of the Doyon region to improve housing conditions), and Concord Construction; a staff researcher for Tanana Chiefs Conference; an oil recovery technician for VECO, Inc.; a biological technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and a firefighter. He served on the K’oyitl’ots’ina, Ltd. board (a consolidation of the Alatna, Allakaket, Hughes and Huslia village corporations) from 1991-1993 and from 1999 to the present. He has served on the Subsistence Resource Commission for the Gates of the Arctic National Park, the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association, and the Yukon Koyukuk School District board.