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Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 9, 2014)

The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.


Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill
Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.


Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA
Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (December 4, 2014)

Alaska tribes are excluded from provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that recognize tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.


Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (November 20, 2014)

Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.


Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (November 19, 2014)

Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.


Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (November 19, 2014)

The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.


Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill
Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (November 19, 2014)

Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.


Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race
Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race (November 13, 2014)

Sen. Mark Begich (D) has refused to concede and participated in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday.


Sen. Begich refuses to concede as gap remains in heated race
Sen. Begich refuses to concede as gap remains in heated race (November 6, 2014)

The incumbent Democrat is still behind by more than 8,000 votes and one ally doesn't believe he won't make a comeback.


Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska
Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska (November 5, 2014)

Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.


Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes
Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes (November 3, 2014)

Why Senator Mark Begich and the Bill Walker/Byron Mallott ticket deserve votes from rural Alaska.


Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues
Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues (October 31, 2014)

I am proud to say Tlingit Haida Central Council and I personally have endorsed Senator Mark Begich and wish to see him re-elected to the Senate.


Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (October 29, 2014)

Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.


Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates
Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates (October 27, 2014)

Alaska Natives for Begich passes out that all important swag at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. But even more important: The list of early voting locations across the...


Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (October 23, 2014)

The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.


Native voters in two states could determine control of Senate
Native voters in two states could determine control of Senate (October 14, 2014)

Hotly-contested races in Alaska and South Dakota could come down to the Native vote.


Alannah Hurley: Sen. Begich stands up for Alaska Native rights
Alannah Hurley: Sen. Begich stands up for Alaska Native rights (October 10, 2014)

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay support the re-election of Sen. Mark Begich (D).


Fred John: Dan Sullivan can't be trusted with our Native rights
Fred John: Dan Sullivan can't be trusted with our Native rights (October 7, 2014)

My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights.


Opinion: Sen. Begich playing politics with Native women's issues
Opinion: Sen. Begich playing politics with Native women's issues (September 8, 2014)

We have decided as Alaska Native women to respond to Heather Kendall-Miller and Lloyd Miller’s egregious op-ed about Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich.


Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (August 26, 2014)

Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.


Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS
Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (August 14, 2014)

So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.


Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (July 30, 2014)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.


IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (July 25, 2014)

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.


Lytton Band donates $1M to bolster land-into-trust application
Lytton Band donates $1M to bolster land-into-trust application (July 21, 2014)

The tribe wants 124 acres placed in trust for a housing project, a cultural center and other purposes.


Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts
Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (July 3, 2014)

Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.


BIA opens public comment on land-into-trust rule for Alaska
BIA opens public comment on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (May 1, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting public comments on a rule that would include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.


Senate measure introduced to fix Carcieri land-into-trust ruling
Senate measure introduced to fix Carcieri land-into-trust ruling (April 1, 2014)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate introduced a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.


Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC
Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC (March 13, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians continued its winter session on Tuesday.


Mark Begich: Pay back tribes for overdue contract support costs
Mark Begich: Pay back tribes for overdue contract support costs (March 3, 2014)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) calls on President Barack Obama to make back payments to tribes for contract support costs in self-determination agreements.


Native Sun News: Alaska Native advocates blast violence bill
Native Sun News: Alaska Native advocates blast violence bill (August 12, 2013)

Alaska Native rights advocates say they are disappointed in the bill Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced Aug. 1, for equal protection of indigenous family members under the recently approved Violence Against Women Act.


Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes
Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes (April 23, 2013)

Alaska tribes should be treated equally in the land-into-trust process, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said in a press release. In a March 31 decision, Judge Rudolph Contreras said Alaska tribes...


No payback for Alaska despite votes against Obama's gun bill
No payback for Alaska despite votes against Obama's gun bill (April 23, 2013)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) voted against expanded background checks for gun sales but President Barack Obama won't be retaliating against them, The New York Times...


BIA puts selection of new regional director for Alaska on hold
BIA puts selection of new regional director for Alaska on hold (April 10, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has put the selection of a new regional director for Alaska on hold amid complaints from Alaska tribes and members of the state's Congressional delegation.


Sen. Begich criticizes state for targeting Alaska Native voters
Sen. Begich criticizes state for targeting Alaska Native voters (March 11, 2013)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) says politicians in his state are trying to make it harder for Alaska Natives to vote. Alaska Natives represent 16 percent of the state population. They...


Alaska Native village  meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road
Alaska Native village meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road (February 28, 2013)

Residents and leaders of the Alaska Native village of King Cove met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning to discuss a road they say will ensure their health and...


Whaling commission renews subsistence limits for Alaska Natives
Whaling commission renews subsistence limits for Alaska Natives (July 3, 2012)

The International Whaling Commission has renewed hunting quotas for Alaska Natives. Alaska Natives will be able to land as many as 336 bowhead whales from 2013 to 2018. The extension...


Sen. Begich: Celebrate Alaska Federation of Natives   meeting
Sen. Begich: Celebrate Alaska Federation of Natives meeting (October 17, 2011)

"After the season's first frost but before the first heavy snowfall, the event that brings Alaskans from communities in our state's farthest corners to the heart of downtown Anchorage is...