tag: alaska native

Sophie Sergie
A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.
Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.
Navajo Nation
With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding in the works, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking at the lack of broadband technology in Native communities.
Alaskan Nets
The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention on December 14, 2021.
Vanita Gupta
Vanita Gupta, the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives on December 14, 2021.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
'My Land, My Future'
Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
Michael Ulroan
Indigenous students have been rendered virtually invisible in higher education.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior will be consulting tribal nations, Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations as it moves forward with the Indian Youth Service Corps Program.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”
Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Coast Guard repatriates Alaska Native remains at Point Spencer, Alaska
Hundreds of years ago, Point Spencer served as a traditional meeting point and trading market for Native peoples along the Bering Sea.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
nativeamericacalling nac
Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Alaska Native Youth
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.
nativeamericacalling nac
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
nativeamericacalling nac
Fishing for king and chum salmon on the Yukon River in Alaska is cancelled this year because fish numbers are so low.
Qacung
Qacung, also known as Stephen Blanchet, is out with his first solo album, a tribute to Alaska Native people.
tlingithaidabroadband
The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of is one step closer to providing access to improved broadband services in Southeast Alaska.
ravenstoryforeverstampricoworl
The United States Postal Service just picked Rico Worl’s illustration for a new forever stamp.
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation on June 25, 2021.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing and a legislative hearing to examine Native languages and COVID-19.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has a busy afternoon with a business meeting, oversight hearing and legislative hearing.
bobanderson
Robert Anderson, a citizen of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to be Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
wearewaterprotectorsbook
“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.
house committee on natural resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
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The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.