Nelson Narat Angapak

Nelson Narat Angapak received the Howard Rock Alaska Native Leader Award at the First Alaskans Institute’s Smokehouse Gala in November. He has served on the board at AFN, and served as President and Vice President of Calista Corporation from 1980 to 1988, and worked in Calista’s land department for more than 10 years. Nelson’s persistent efforts have been a key component to the passage of a lands bill in March that ensures Alaska Native Vietnam veterans can select their 160-acre Native allotments.