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Fred Lee Bifelt

Fred Lee Bifelt

Fred Lee Bifelt is Koyukon Athabascan from Huslia, Alaska. Born in 1958, he began his role as a community leader when he was still a relatively young man. He completed high school in Galena and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a semester. Fred Lee's parents are Madeline and Cue Bifelt, and his grandfather is Fred Bifelt, one of the oldest elders in Huslia, [who is now deceased]. Fred Lee has served on the Board of Directors of Koyitlotsina Ltd., the village corporation created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, that serves the villages of Hughes, Huslia, Allakaket, and Alatna. He has also been on the Huslia Tribal Council, Yukon-Koyukuk School Board, and the board for Doyon Limited. Fred is an active subsistence user who is concerned about appropriate management of the wild resources he depends on, so he has served on the local Fish and Game Advisory Board. When Fred Lee was in his 20s, he married Audrey Attla, daughter of Alfred and Helen Attla, originally from Hughes, and they have five children.

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