Who I Am

I am an Alaska Native (Tlingit & Aleut) who served as the Executive Director of Chugachmiut, Inc., an Alaska Native Tribal consortium serving the people of the Chugach, until September of 2012. I have been a licensed attorney in Alaska since 1978, although my license is currently inactive while I pursue my passion for improving services for Alaska Natives. I am also a board member for Sealaska Corporation, board member for the Alaska Native Justice Center, a commissioner for the Alaska Native Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission, and as an alternate member of the board of the Alaska Federation of Natives. I am also a National Pitching Associaion certified coach and was at one time pitching coach for the East Anchorage Thunderbird baseball team.

I always have to mention that I am the lucky father of three wonderful children and my life is greatly enriched by each of them. I graduated from the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1975, and the University of Michigan Law School in 1978. I have been blessed with a great education and the many people who encouraged me as a boy and young man, especially my mother, the late Patricia Mallott Moore. I strive every day to live up to their expectations of me.

My current work involves consulting in the areas of Lean Management, Organizational Governance, Health Care (including reform) and as a Parliamentarian (I have been the long time Parliamentarian for the Alaska Federation of Natives and the National Congress of American Indians, and recently for the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska).


  1. I look forward to shaking your hand soon regarding opportunities for Natives of Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta.

    I am a proud father of four beautiful children and three wonderful grandchildren.

    I too have benefitted greatly from the teachings of my grandfather who told me the key to success is simple, “work hard and be honest.

    May our Creator continue to guide your inner being:
    The Warrior – to fight for what is right
    The Teacher – to teach what is good and true
    The Visionary – to look to the future for the betterment of all; and
    The Healer – to heal oneself first, then family, then community and then the Nation

    In His Peace, your brother.
    Gunaatsk – Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian Nation
    Matt Vickers

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  4. Pat, You definitely have something here. Can ANJC sponsor a forum on this for further research? I agree that the State & Feds will not be motivated to change direction. Would like to talk with you when you are back down. All the best, Carl

  5. This is something I need to look into for my corporation back home and see if there would be some board members to also look into if it is not implemented, interesting!
    Thank you,
    Aldrich O. Mazonna

  6. A relative told me of your blog…I am a former physician from Kotz and I look forward to reading more about your work there.

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