Chief Clarence Alexander receives the Presidential Citizens Medal

Clarence Alexander received the the second highest civilian honor from President Obama last week. In a ceremony at the White House, Alexander of Fort Yukon, Alaska was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to his community.  In his remarks, President Obama praised Alexander for his environmental work protecting the Yukon River Watershed, his involvement on the Council of Athabascan Governments, and his efforts to preserve cultural traditions. Alexander co-founded the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council and was a member of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, both organizations are ACF grantees.