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Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (07/28)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

Filed Under: Health | Law
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Filed Under: Environment
KCAW: BLM supports Alaska Native corporation in land dispute (07/24)
Alaska Native regional corporation has been fighting for land since 1975.

Filed Under: Law | National
Al Jazeera: Advocates seek inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (07/21)
Al Jazeera reports on efforts to include Alaska Natives in the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Lytton Band donates $1M to bolster land-into-trust application (07/21)
The tribe wants 124 acres placed in trust for a housing project, a cultural center and other purposes.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Editorial: A landmark decision for tribal sovereignty in Alaska (07/21)
Newspaper comments on decision that recognizes tribal court authority in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Supreme Court sides with tribe in child welfare dispute (07/18)
Decision affirms tribal court jurisdiction in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Land-into-trust will help tribes in Alaska meet needs (07/17)
Professor says including Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process will help them address economic and social needs.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (07/15)
Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.

Filed Under: Environment
Al Jazeera: Alaska Natives turn to 'Store Outside Your Door' (07/14)
The Store Outside Your Door is keeping Alaska Native food traditions alive.

Filed Under: Opinion
Elise Patkotak: Alaska Natives deserve to vote in their languages (07/09)
Elise Patkotak supports efforts to translate voting materials into Native languages in Alaska.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Governor's no-show at NCAI was embarrassing to Alaska (07/09)
Professor Jenny Bell-Jones wonders why Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) ignored the recent mid-year session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Filed Under: Environment | Health | Law
State seeks to enter lawsuit over road for Alaska Native village (07/08)
Gov. Sean Parnell (R) says the $21 million project will be funded entirely by the state.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Include Alaska in tribal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (07/07)
David Voluck, a judge for tribes in Alaska, calls on Congress to include Alaska Natives in the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (07/03)
Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Mike Williams: Trust lands are vital to tribal self-determination (07/02)
Mike Williams Sr. provided this testimony in support of including Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process:

Filed Under: National | Trust
BIA extends public comments on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (07/01)
Comments are being accepted until July 31.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
ANTHC accepts $153M settlement in contract support cost case (07/01)
Settlement is the largest single payout reached with the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Democrats hoping to capture Alaska Native vote in Senate race (06/30)
Democrats are putting 130 people to work in five field offices across the state.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Alaska already recognizes tribal court protection orders (06/30)
Alaska officials claim the state recognizes tribal protection orders despite the exclusion of Alaska tribes from the Violence Against Women Act.

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