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Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
National | Politics

Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation
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Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing (May 1, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
Environment | National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)

So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
Environment | National | Politics

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)

Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Environment | National | Politics

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)

Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (November 1, 2017)

Alaska Natives will be front and center at a hearing on energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
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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.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
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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.

Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development
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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.

Alaska Native lawmaker in hospital after emergency at capitol
Health | Politics

Alaska Native lawmaker in hospital after emergency at capitol (February 26, 2015)

Rep. Ben Nageak (D) is reported to be in stable condition at a hospital in Juneau.

Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership
Environment | National | Politics

Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership (February 18, 2015)

The leader of the Interior Department visited to Native villages and met with the Alaska Federation of Natives on her two-day trip.

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd
Environment | Politics | Trust

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (February 9, 2015)

The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.

Daazhraii Johnson: Protecting the sacred place where life begins
Environment | Opinion

Daazhraii Johnson: Protecting the sacred place where life begins (February 2, 2015)

As a mother, I am acutely aware of the conditions we must maintain from womb to birth to ensure the health of mother and child and also that birthing space is sacred.

Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment (January 28, 2015)

This is the Climate Moment. A possible turning point.

Editorial: Wildlife refuge in Alaska deserves stronger protections
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Editorial: Wildlife refuge in Alaska deserves stronger protections (January 27, 2015)

Wilderness designation is the highest level of protection the government can confer on public land. It would bar commercial development of any kind.

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.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to visit Alaska Native village
Environment | National

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to visit Alaska Native village (August 28, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will make her first trip to Alaska this week and will meet with residents of a Native village.

Princess Lucaj: Gwich'in  Nation opposes ANWR development
Opinion

Princess Lucaj: Gwich'in Nation opposes ANWR development (August 2, 2013)

Princess Lucaj, the executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, discusses why drilling should not be allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska  asks  DOI to open  ANWR to exploratory development
Environment | National | Politics

Alaska asks DOI to open ANWR to exploratory development (May 21, 2013)

The state of Alaska was joined by an Alaska Native corporation executive in pressing the Obama administration to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to exploratory development. Gov. Sean Parnell...

White House adviser reaffirms opposition to drilling in ANWR
Environment

White House adviser reaffirms opposition to drilling in ANWR (March 20, 2013)

The Obama administration won't support development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a White House adviser said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has called his energy policy an...

House passes bill to approve Keystone XL and    ANWR drilling
Environment | Politics

House passes bill to approve Keystone XL and ANWR drilling (February 17, 2012)

The Republican-controlled House voted 237-187 to approve H.R.3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act, on Thursday. The bill forces approval...

Editorial: Dustup at hearing was just 'show biz'  for Rep. Young
Opinion

Editorial: Dustup at hearing was just 'show biz' for Rep. Young (November 29, 2011)

"Maybe we're jaded. We've seen our Rep. Don Young in action so many times that when he plays Alaska's homespun champion and a bully to boot, it just doesn't "go...

Editorial: Here comes    another bad idea out of Rep.  Don  Young
Opinion

Editorial: Here comes another bad idea out of Rep. Don Young (November 28, 2011)

"Say this for Congressman Don Young: He is thoroughly predictable and, on energy and environmental matters, almost always wrong. For the last 38-plus years, Mr. Young, Republican of Alaska, has...

Sarah James: Caribou protection vital for   survival of the Gwich'in
Opinion

Sarah James: Caribou protection vital for survival of the Gwich'in (September 22, 2011)

"This year is the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the people of Anchorage about a new management...