Matt Ganley has worked for BSNC and the Bering Straits Foundation since 1993. He began as a staff anthropologist, became the land manager and then vice president of land and resources. He is now vice president of media and external affairs, working on regional issues related to land management, resource development, cultural preservation and external affairs affecting western Alaska.
After completing his master’s degree, Ganley lived in the village of Kiana from 1985 to 1991. He then went to work for Ahtna, Inc., heading their cemetery and historic site program. Upon returning to the Bering Straits region in 1993, Ganley initiated the cemetery and historic site program for BSNC and began the repatriation process under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.