Senator Mark Begich to hold listening sessions in Fairbanks

U.S. Senator Mark Begich will be hosting listening sessions this Saturday in Fairbanks.

According to a release the topics discussed will be on fishing and Alaska Native issues; the Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session will also discuss health and food security that affect Native Alaskans.

The second forum will address the topic of federal law and how it affects fishing areas and will be on the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

This is a law that governs fisheries in federal waters.

The topics come during the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, the largest gathering of Native people in the state of Alaska.

The 3-day long convention tackles topics that affect Native Alaskans and began yesterday in Fairbanks.