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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
National | Politics | Trust
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

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.

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.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

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 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.

Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
Law | National | Politics
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (June 22, 2016)
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.

Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future
Business | Opinion
Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future (June 10, 2016)
Alaska's Native corporations, which are financially strong and stable, are investing and keeping Alaskans employed.

Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands
Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.

Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development
Business | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development (January 20, 2016)
Tribal bets on coal are coming at a bad time, both in terms of market-prices and meeting international agreements to reduce emissions.

Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission
Environment | National
Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission (December 18, 2015)
Marie Greene will be advising President Barack Obama and Congress on issues facing the Arctic.

Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development
Environment | National | Politics
Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development (September 30, 2015)
The Republican presidential candidate is the first to call for equal treatment of tribes and states when it comes to their energy resources.

Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska (September 29, 2015)
Royal Dutch Shell is withdrawing from energy development in the Chukchi Sea after tests failed to turn up signs of significant signs of oil and gas reserves.

Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice
Law | Opinion | Trust
Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice (September 17, 2015)
In the same way that the federal government cannot invent tribes, it also cannot simply eliminate them.

President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska
National | Politics
President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska (September 1, 2015)
Tribal leaders raise land-into-trust and voting rights at historic roundtable of Alaska Native representatives.

Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board
Business
Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board (July 24, 2015)
Margaret Pohjola was chosen by her fellow directors to serve as chairwoman for a one-year term.

Alaska Native corporation holds election for five seats on board
Business | Politics
Alaska Native corporation holds election for five seats on board (May 27, 2015)
Five incumbents are running for re-election and are being challenged by five independent candidates.

Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud
Business | Law | Technology
Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud (May 7, 2015)
Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to a cyberfraud attack last month.

Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska
Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (May 4, 2015)
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.

Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government
National | Politics
Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government (March 17, 2015)
Not enough representatives showed up to a meeting but that didn't stop debate on the idea.

Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public
Business | Opinion
Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public (March 2, 2015)
As the President of Doyon, Limited, I am proud of the role that we played in the recent auction, not just because the revenue will ultimately benefit our more than 19,000 shareholders in Alaska and elsewhere.

Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC
Business | Technology
Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC (February 26, 2015)
Charles W. Ergen, the billionaire who controls the satellite TV provider Dish Network, and his company are about to make a cool $3.25 billion — courtesy of the American taxpayer.

House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska (January 26, 2015)
The proposal drew immediate condemnation from the state's Congressional delegation.

Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (December 19, 2014)
We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.

Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill
Environment | National | Politics
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.

House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation
Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.

Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska
Politics
Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (November 13, 2014)
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.

Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes
Opinion | Politics
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.

Morgan Howard: Corporate dividends confict with Tlingit values
Business | Opinion
Morgan Howard: Corporate dividends confict with Tlingit values (October 24, 2014)
The director of Yak-tat Kwaan Inc. urges Native leaders to examine whether paying dividends benefits the community.

Column: Native youth help provide food for their community
Opinion
Column: Native youth help provide food for their community (October 10, 2014)
The Tyonek Native Corporation is leasing land to the Native Village of Tyonek and the Tyonek Tribal Conservation District for a community garden.

House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (September 17, 2014)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Environment | Law | Politics
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (September 10, 2014)
Lawmakers took testimony on a tribal consultation bill and an Alaska Native land transfer.

House subcommittes to hold hearings on tribal and Alaska bills
Environment | Law | Politics
House subcommittes to hold hearings on tribal and Alaska bills (September 5, 2014)
Bills affect tribal consultation and land conveyances to Alaska Native corporations.

Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (September 1, 2014)
Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.

Michael Baines: Stop fighting land decision for Alaska Natives
Environment | Opinion
Michael Baines: Stop fighting land decision for Alaska Natives (August 18, 2014)
Michael Baines, the chairman of the Sitka Tribe, calls on college to drop appeal of a Bureau of Land Management decision that favors Sealaska.

KCAW: BLM supports Alaska Native corporation in land dispute
Environment
KCAW: BLM supports Alaska Native corporation in land dispute (July 24, 2014)
Alaska Native regional corporation has been fighting for land since 1975.

Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts
Business | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (July 3, 2014)
Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.

DOI adopts rule to remove Native corporations from NAGPRA
Law | National
DOI adopts rule to remove Native corporations from NAGPRA (June 12, 2014)
It's not clear why it took the Obama administration three years to finalize the rule.

Alaska Natives sue Interior Department to build road in refuge
Environment | Law
Alaska Natives sue Interior Department to build road in refuge (June 5, 2014)
Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the road due to environmental concerns.

Alaska Native corporations launch campaign to defend oil tax
Business | Politics
Alaska Native corporations launch campaign to defend oil tax (May 30, 2014)
Issue will appear on the August 19 ballot.

EPA takes step that could block mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Environment | National
EPA takes step that could block mine opposed by Alaska Natives (March 3, 2014)
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to protect a salmon fishery in Alaska, a move that could spell the end of a huge mine opposed by Native villages and corporations.

KCAW: Native corporation vows supports for fishery lawsuit
Environment
KCAW: Native corporation vows supports for fishery lawsuit (February 12, 2014)
Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, promises legal and financial support for a lawsuit against the herring fishery.

EPA finds major risk in mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Environment | National
EPA finds major risk in mine opposed by Alaska Natives (January 16, 2014)
The controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska poses a significant risk to salmon and the Alaska Native way of life, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Dam in Alaska sees delays due to Native land access issues
Business | Environment
Dam in Alaska sees delays due to Native land access issues (January 8, 2014)
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) has cut funding for a $5 billion dam project due to trespass issues raised by Native corporations.

Secretary Jewell axes road project for Alaska Native village
Environment | National
Secretary Jewell axes road project for Alaska Native village (January 3, 2014)
Just days before Christmas, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell killed a controversial road project that would benefit an Alaska Native village.

Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economy
Business | Opinion
Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economy (October 21, 2013)
Columnist credits Alaska Native corporations with making a big impact on the state's economy.

Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of Natives
Opinion
Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of Natives (October 11, 2013)
Ray Austin says Alaska Federation of Natives needs to emphasize education and employment.

Tribal members exempt from insurance mandate in health law
Health | National
Tribal members exempt from insurance mandate in health law (September 17, 2013)
Members of federally recognized tribes and shareholders in Alaska Native corporations are exempt from the health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Business | Environment | National
Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives (September 17, 2013)
A firm that put $541 million into the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska has withdrawn from the project.

FAQ: Native Americans exempt from health   insurance mandate
Health
FAQ: Native Americans exempt from health insurance mandate (September 3, 2013)
American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for care through the Indian Health Service are not required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Editorial: A welcome visit to Alaska from Interior Secretary
Opinion
Editorial: A welcome visit to Alaska from Interior Secretary (August 29, 2013)
Newspaper welcomes Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Alaska.

New     EPA  leader visits  controversial Pebble Mine site in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
New EPA leader visits controversial Pebble Mine site in Alaska (August 28, 2013)
Gina McCarthy, the new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency, visited the site of the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska on Tuesday.

Alaska Native corporation weighs lawsuit over energy revenue
Business | Environment
Alaska Native corporation weighs lawsuit over energy revenue (July 31, 2013)
Eklutna Inc., an Alaska Native village corporation, might sue the city of Anchorage over energy being generated on public property.

NIHB   eyes fix to resolve  'Indian'  status in health reform act
Health | Law | National
NIHB eyes fix to resolve 'Indian' status in health reform act (June 27, 2013)
The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.

HHS regulation aims  to address 'Indian' status in  health law
Health | Law | National
HHS regulation aims to address 'Indian' status in health law (June 26, 2013)
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final regulation that aims to ensure all Indians, regardless of tribal membership, can benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

KCAW: Agreement  aims to protect sacred Alaska Native site
Environment
KCAW: Agreement aims to protect sacred Alaska Native site (June 17, 2013)
The Sitka Tribe and Sealaska regional corporation sign agreement to protect sacred site.

House Natural Resources Committee markup on Indian bills
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee markup on Indian bills (June 10, 2013)
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a markup this Wednesday on more than a dozen bills. Four Indian bills are on the agenda. They are: • H.R. 740, the Southeast...

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