We’d like to offer our condolences to the Ballot family on the passing of respected elder Joseph Ballot.  Joe served the community of Selawik and the Northwest Arctic Borough throughout his life in many capacities including President/CEO of Maniilaq Association. During his time as President, Joe was a champion for self-governance at Maniilaq. Maniilaq Association also began construction and opened the current hospital in Kotzebue under Joe’s leadership.  Thank you for your service to your region and to your people.

About Maniilaq Association

Maniilaq Association provides health and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally recognized tribes located in Northwest Alaska. The Association manages social and health services for about 8,000 people within the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope. Maniilaq also coordinates tribal and traditional assistance programs, and environmental and subsistence protection services. With approximately 550 in its workforce, Maniilaq Association is also the largest employer.