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Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (03/23)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (03/13)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native RepublicansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (03/06)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.
Christine Trudeau: Native radio stations lose big with Trump cutsFiled Under: National | Politics | Technology
Christine Trudeau: Native radio stations lose big with Trump cuts (03/01)
There are 60 stations licensed to tribes or tribal entities in the United States. They stand to lose a lot if Trump cuts federal funding.
Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing methFiled Under: Law | National
Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth (02/28)
Four men -- two tribal citizens and two non-citizens -- were flown out of the village in Alaska on the tribe's dime.
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (02/16)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisitionFiled Under: National | Trust
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (01/16)
Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offensesFiled Under: Law
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (01/11)
The Anvik Tribe will develop culturally-appropriate punishments for those who choose to go through its system.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drillingFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling (12/21)
An Alaska Native corporation plans to 'fight' the decision to outlaw development on more than 100 million acres in the Arctic Ocean.
Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audienceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience (12/01)
Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams staged his first runway show this year at Brooklyn Fashion Week.
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteriaFiled Under: Health | National
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria (11/30)
A total of 28 cases have been reported, with Native homeless men suffering the most.
Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountainFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountain (11/22)
Alaskans have always referred to the highest mountain peak in North America as Denali but the incoming president has vowed to change it.
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (11/15)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (11/07)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (11/02)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (10/20)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic moveFiled Under: National | Politics
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (10/20)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (09/29)
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native billsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (09/19)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.
Alaska tribes exercise banishment power after deaths in villageFiled Under: Law
Alaska tribes exercise banishment power after deaths in village (09/13)
Derek Adams, 22, admitted he caused the deaths of three people, including an eight-year-old boy, in the village of Nunam Iqua.
Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment (09/05)
The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion programFiled Under: Education
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program (09/01)
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline (09/01)
The United States has a legally-binding obligation to obtain the Native People’s consent before activities are carried out that affect treaty lands.
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trustFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust (08/29)
We are not a one-size-fits- all state, and we need solutions to address the unique circumstances of each tribe and each community.
Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girlFiled Under: Health | National
Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl (08/19)
Jamie Roberts was pronounced dead after health aides tried to resuscitate her for more than two hours.
Native village of Shishmaref votes once again to move to new siteFiled Under: Environment | National
Native village of Shishmaref votes once again to move to new site (08/18)
The village has long been in danger of falling into the Chukchi Sea due to erosion along Alaska's coast.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in AlaskaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battleFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (08/16)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska Filed Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (08/11)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White HouseFiled Under: National | Politics
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House (08/04)
After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National ConventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (07/27)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.
Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nomineeFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee (07/20)
The Alaska delegation -- which includes at least one Native citizen -- erupted in anger after all of the state's votes were given to the real estate mogul.
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust processFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process (07/15)
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.
Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case (07/11)
Leaders of the Akiachak Native Community will meet to go over an inventory of their lands.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribesFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes (07/05)
Tribes are here with us today and they have always been here.
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health systemFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (07/05)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (07/04)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve land-into-trust applications in the 49th state.
Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firmFiled Under: Business
Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm (06/30)
KIRA provides facilities maintenance and base operations throughout the United States and overseas and has won more than $1 billion in federal contracts.
A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefitFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefit (06/29)
The award-winning Native music group is performing in the 49th state for the first time.
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (06/29)
Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service centerFiled Under: Health | National
Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center (06/21)
The 6,500 square-foot Tyotkas Elder Center serves the Alaska tribe's growing elder population.
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska tooFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too (06/20)
Rural Alaska does not want special treatment; rural Alaska asks for equal treatment.
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic fraudsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (06/20)
I resent people with dubious stories, who benefit from white privilege and refuse to be accountable to hardworking Natives who have to struggle against oppression and stigma every day.
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (06/17)
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of ChangeFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change (06/13)
Renee Fredericks of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has been helping youth connect their traditions with technology.
Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's futureFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future (06/10)
Alaska's Native corporations, which are financially strong and stable, are investing and keeping Alaskans employed.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leadersFiled Under: Law | National
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders (06/09)
The marks the start of a new government-to-government relationship between the Department of Justice and Alaska tribes.
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in AlaskaFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in Alaska (06/07)
The state should stop wasting resources we don’t have on cases against its own citizens.
Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aidesFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides (06/01)
A program that has proven successful in Alaska is poised to become a nationwide model.
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal lawsFiled Under: Politics
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (05/24)
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (05/19)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native billsFiled Under: Politics
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills (05/16)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to benefit Alaska Native heath and another to help Native youth.
Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding programFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program (05/10)
The Native student population has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is stuck on Johnson O’Malley data from 1995.
House panel sets hearing for Native youth and Alaska Native billsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House panel sets hearing for Native youth and Alaska Native bills (05/10)
The May 22 hearing is the first for the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs in nearly two months.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meetingFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (04/25)
Eight bills affecting Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health and a New Mexico tribe are on the agenda.

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