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Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Matt Remle: Tribal nations take a stand to protect Turtle Island (05/22)
With the recent mass demonstrations in Seattle, tribal Nations across Turtle Island continue to lead the larger efforts to combat climate change, ending the desecration of Mother Earth, and towards protecting the welfare of future generations.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
DOJ proposes bill to improve access to voting in Indian Country (05/22)
The Tribal Equal Access to Voting Act requires states and local governments to place polling locations on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.

Filed Under: Environment | National
DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (05/12)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (05/11)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (05/11)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.

Filed Under: Business | Law | Technology
Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud (05/07)
Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to a cyberfraud attack last month.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA adds five names to police officer memorial in New Mexico (05/07)
Three officers from Alaska, one from Arizona and another in Michigan will be honored during the service.

Filed Under: Canada | National | World
Genetic research confirms Alaska homeland for Inupiat people (05/04)
The DNA of Inupiat and Inuit peoples in the U.S., Canada and Greenland traced back to villages on Alaska's North Slope.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (05/04)
Paranoia over Indian country belongs in the 19th century. Tribes and states all over our nation now work together effectively and Indian country is no longer a barrier.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Deadline approaches in Alaska land-into-trust dispute (04/27)
If the village of Akiachak wins or the lawsuit is dropped, the Interior Department can begin processing applications from any of the 220-plus tribes in Alaska that may request their land be put into federal trust status.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (04/16)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.

Filed Under: Environment
National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts (04/15)
The grants were awarded to tribes in Alaska, California, Michigan and Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (04/15)
The best case for Medicaid expansion in Alaska is being delivered by Valerie Davidson.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (04/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills (04/13)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Politics
Key House panel to hold first legislative hearing of 114th Congress (04/09)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the April 14 hearing.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.

Filed Under: Law | National
Non-Indian adoption group disputes BIA's new ICWA guidelines (03/31)
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys submitted written comments yet claims it wasn't consulted by the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Patricia Paul: Overcoming hardships and becoming a tribal judge (03/30)
As an individual who has experienced a tremendous loss in my life, I found that I can absorb the tragic stories of loss in the lives of others.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives look 10,000 years into the future (03/27)
What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do?

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