CHARLES EDWARDSEN, JR. ELECTED TO ASRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Probably no single person is more closely identified with the Native land claims movement than is Charles Edwardsen, Jr., the NSB's director of Washington, D.C. Liaison.Disturbed by the lack of economic and political cooperation between the NSB and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Edwardsen led a proxy fight this year that resulted in his defeat of former ASRC President Joseph Upicksoun for the at-large seat on the ASRC board of directors.
voted well over 300,000 shares, the largest amount voted for a single candidate in the annual shareholder's election late in March.Edwardsen
, who played a leading role in the organization of the NSB
in 1972, has always regarded the ASRC and the NSB
as the two main reciprocal parts of what he
calls the Arctic Slope Inupiat's "capital engine" able to protect the land while it yield's its sub-surface national wealth.