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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Kimberly "Kim" Williams

Kim Williams

Kimberly (Kim) Williams was born in December, 1961 at Kanakanak, Alaska to Mary Ann and William P. Johnson. She was the third of five children. Kim has been a subsistence fisherman her entire life, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on Tribal Co-Management, which she received from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1997. Kim is the executive director of Nunamta Aulukestai (Caretakers of Our Land), an association of village corporations and tribes in the Bristol Bay region. She is also a Tribal Council Leader for the Curyung Tribe and an Executive Committee Member for the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. Kim previously worked as the SILC (Statewide Independent Living Council) coordinator for the Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA), and the program director of the Alaska Tribal and Technical Assistance Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks UAF). She taught tribal management courses as an Assistant Professor at the Interior Aleutian Campus of UAF, and she served as the executive director of the Alaska Sea Otter and Steller Sea Lion Commission.

Kimberly "Kim" Williams appears in the following new Jukebox projects: