News & Announcements

Press Releases for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Governor's AFN Convention Remarks

October 16, 2015 ANCHORAGE — Lt. Governor Mallott addressed delegates and attendees during the opening session of the 2015 annual AFN convention in Anchorage. Full Story »

Decision Reached in Language Assistance Case

Alaska state officials and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) today jointly announced a settlement of a historic Voting Rights case relating to language assistance for voters with limited proficiency in English. Full Story »

Lt. Gov.'s Glacier Conference Remarks

August 31, 2015 Lt. Governor Mallott's remarks at the Glacier Conference 2015. Various government officials were in attendance including Secretary of State, John Kerry. Conference held at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage Alaska. Full Story »

Gov. and Lt. Gov. Applaud Naming of Denali

Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott applauded today’s announcement from the Department of Interior and the White House to officially change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. Full Story »

Alaska and BC Discuss Transboundary Waters

For the first time in more than twenty years, government officials with the State of Alaska and British Columbia spent this week meeting face-to-face with Alaska tribes, Southeast municipalities, fishermen, legislators, mining industry and environmental organization representatives to build relationships and discuss the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Addresses NPFMC at Sitka Meeting

Lt. Governor Mallott addressed North Pacific Fisheries Management Council at June Meeting in Sitka, June 3, 2015. Full Story »

Lt. Governor kicks off KTVA's new series

Lt. Governor Byron Mallott was featured in KTVA's first episode of their new show, Frontiers. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) awarded Lt. Gov. Mallott with a life time achievement award during the 80th Tribal Assembly of CCTHITA Full Story »

Gov. Walker Adopted into Kaagwaantaan Clan

Governor Bill Walker said today he is honored the Kaagwaantaan clan adopted him—an honor bestowed upon very few Alaskan leaders. Full Story »

Lt. Governor Mallott Addresses AFN Retreat

Honored guests and participants, it’s so good to be here with you all. A historical moment, if I could. This is a historical moment. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Speaks to Environmental Forum

I drew my first breath on this land. It was pure, and rich, and life giving. I will draw my last breath, on this land. To draw breath, is to live. To live is to be human. To be human is to accept responsibility for yourself, to allow yourself to be embraced by family, to become engaged in community, and to take part, always, in the life of the place, that you come to love. And Alaska is that place, for me. Full Story »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event remarks

Thank you all. Thank you all so very much. Yesterday I had the great privilege of joining [Reverend Patterson] in Anchorage at that incredible celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And I admitted to him and the folks present, after the most incredible music and sharing and uplifting words a dream that I’ve had for a long, long time. Full Story »