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Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job
National | Politics
Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job (October 17, 2017)
President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients (October 13, 2017)
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.

Alaska Natives bring communities together with unique recipes made from cake mix
National
Alaska Natives bring communities together with unique recipes made from cake mix (September 18, 2017)
Cake brings Alaska Natives together, with bakers adding indigenous touches to their recipes and communities turning to cakes for fundraisers.

Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling (September 18, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations stand to benefit from development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but the Gwich'in people strongly oppose oil and gas development.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program
Health | National
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program (September 6, 2017)
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy
Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy (August 29, 2017)
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)
The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C. (June 27, 2017)
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)
A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)
A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.

Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (May 12, 2017)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.

Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska
National | Politics
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills
Health | Law | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 8, 2017)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.

Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes
Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village
Environment | National | Politics
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (April 4, 2017)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.

William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska
Opinion | World
William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska (March 30, 2017)
In a way, there are two histories of how Alaska came to be American – and two perspectives.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth
Law | National
Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth (February 28, 2017)
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 sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition
National | Trust
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (January 16, 2017)
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 application
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)
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 offenses
Law
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (January 11, 2017)
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'
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
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.

Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling
Environment | Politics
Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling (December 21, 2016)
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 audience
Arts & Entertainment | National
Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience (December 1, 2016)
Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams staged his first runway show this year at Brooklyn Fashion Week.

Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria
Health | National
Four Alaska Natives dead amid statewide outbreak of strep bacteria (November 30, 2016)
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 mountain
Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountain (November 22, 2016)
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 level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
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 boxes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.

Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
National | Politics
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.

House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills
Environment | National | Politics
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)
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 village
Law
Alaska tribes exercise banishment power after deaths in village (September 13, 2016)
Derek Adams, 22, admitted he caused the deaths of three people, including an eight-year-old boy, in the village of Nunam Iqua.

Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award (September 12, 2016)
Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Theresa Secord (Penobscot) are National Heritage Fellows.

Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program
Education
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program (September 1, 2016)
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.

Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl
Health | National
Native village of Kwinhagak reels from fatal overdose of 19-year-old girl (August 19, 2016)
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 site
Environment | National
Native village of Shishmaref votes once again to move to new site (August 18, 2016)
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 Alaska
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (August 17, 2016)
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 battle
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (August 16, 2016)
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
Health | National
Indian Health Service board certifies more health aides in Alaska (August 11, 2016)
The Community Health Aide Program trains Alaska Natives to provide services in their villages.

Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House
National | Politics
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House (August 4, 2016)
After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.

Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)
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 nominee
National | Politics
Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee (July 20, 2016)
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.

Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes
Law | Opinion
Jenny Bell-Jones: Clearing up misconceptions about Alaska tribes (July 5, 2016)
Tribes are here with us today and they have always been here.

Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case
Law | National | Trust
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (July 4, 2016)
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.

A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefit
Arts & Entertainment | National
A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefit (June 29, 2016)
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
Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (June 29, 2016)
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.

Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too
Law | Opinion
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too (June 20, 2016)
Rural Alaska does not want special treatment; rural Alaska asks for equal treatment.

Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (June 20, 2016)
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.

White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change
Education | National | Technology
White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change (June 13, 2016)
Renee Fredericks of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has been helping youth connect their traditions with technology.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders
Law | National
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders (June 9, 2016)
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 Alaska
Law | Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: Strengthen tribal and state relations in Alaska (June 7, 2016)
The state should stop wasting resources we don’t have on cases against its own citizens.

Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides
Health | National
Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides (June 1, 2016)
A program that has proven successful in Alaska is poised to become a nationwide model.

Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws
Politics
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (May 24, 2016)
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills
Politics
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills (May 16, 2016)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to benefit Alaska Native heath and another to help Native youth.

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