Lois (Bereskin) Burrece began her term on OC’s Board of Directors in 2008. Lois is currently the President of both LBC and Uknadax and Vice President of DHDC and also serves on the Audit & Budget Committee. Lois worked as OC’s Shareholder Affairs Director and Billing/Leasing Clerk from 1979 to 1982.
Lois and her husband Chuck have been Self Employed since 1995. They are Native owners of the F/V Lone Star. Chuck runs the boat in Alaska and Lois runs the business from home, Burrece Fisheries, Inc. They have four kids; three Grandsons’ and one Great Grandson, she and her family are living in Bellingham, WA.
Lois has always felt her Unangan Culture was an important part of her life. She is a self- taught Aleut Doll maker and seal gut sewer, crafting traditionally clothes for her Unangan dolls (that are very prized gifts at OC’s Annual Meetings) among other seal gut items. Lois is a Mentor at the Qawalangin Tribe Camp in Unalaska in seal gut/skin sewing.