More: subsistence

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska
Environment | Law
Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska (December 6, 2017)
The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.

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.

YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients (October 13, 2017)
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.

Alaska Natives bring communities together with unique recipes made from cake mix
National
Alaska Natives bring communities together with unique recipes made from cake mix (September 18, 2017)
Cake brings Alaska Natives together, with bakers adding indigenous touches to their recipes and communities turning to cakes for fundraisers.

Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
Environment | National | Politics
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.

Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation
Canada | Environment | Law
Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation (August 17, 2017)
After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.

Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.

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 Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience
Arts & Entertainment | National
Alaska Native designer brings subsistence fashion to new audience (December 1, 2016)
Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams staged his first runway show this year at Brooklyn Fashion Week.

Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in Florida
Environment
Seminole Tribe aims to invalidate water quality standards in Florida (August 10, 2016)
The tribe doesn't think the new standards address the subsistence needs of its people.

Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe
Environment
Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe (March 29, 2016)
Chairman Mike Baines said the egg gathering season was one of the worst in recent history.

Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment (February 16, 2016)
Like any oppressed people, we learned to survive on what we had and white flour and processed sugar and high fat foods replaced our true traditional foods.

Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute
Environment | Law
Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute (December 17, 2015)
A federal judge determined that the reservation includes the islands within the Penobscot River but that the tribe does not own the river itself.

FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
Environment | National | Politics
FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (November 20, 2015)
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.

Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics | World
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (October 28, 2015)
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.

Raina Thiele: Alaska Natives share culture with President Obama
Opinion | Politics
Raina Thiele: Alaska Natives share culture with President Obama (October 6, 2015)
One month ago, President Obama made a historic and unprecedented three-day trip to Alaska and I had the honor and privilege to accompany him.

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.

President Barack Obama offers thoughts on historic trip to Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
President Barack Obama offers thoughts on historic trip to Alaska (September 3, 2015)
The president met with Native people and Native leaders and visited two Native communities during his three-day visit to the 49th state.

Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights (September 1, 2015)
Alaska Natives have identified the most pressing issue and priority amongst our people to be the mismanagement of hunting and fishing resources and the lack of tribal rights tied to these resources.

Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes
Opinion | Trust
Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes (August 17, 2015)
The state’s indifference to Alaska Natives continues, especially in its abrogation of basic services to Alaska Native villages.

Othniel Art Oomittuk: Drilling threatens our Native way of life
Environment | Opinion
Othniel Art Oomittuk: Drilling threatens our Native way of life (August 13, 2015)
I sincerely ask that Shell reconsider drilling in the Arctic, which will endanger the traditional food supply, the environment and culture of the Inupiat.

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.

Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply
Environment
Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply (August 3, 2015)
An Air Force installation on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska was in operation for less than two decades but Native residents are still dealing with the fallout.

Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship
Environment | National
Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship (July 31, 2015)
Marty Aranaydo came down from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, after spending nearly 40 hours there in protest of energy development.

House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills
Business | Environment | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (July 23, 2015)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (July 22, 2015)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.

House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (July 20, 2015)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.

Phillip Lestenkof and Myron Melovidov: Native fishery threatened
Environment | Opinion
Phillip Lestenkof and Myron Melovidov: Native fishery threatened (June 1, 2015)
Our home, the island of Saint Paul in the Pribilof Islands, is located in the central Bering Sea in the heart of the nation’s richest commercial fisheries.

Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory
Environment | Law | National
Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory (May 26, 2015)
The return of ancestral territory to an Alaska Native village is historic because the idea of tribal lands in Alaska is growing in both importance and inevitability.

DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives
Environment | National
DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (May 12, 2015)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (February 16, 2015)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

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.

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.

NPR: Alaska Natives put traditional spin on Thanksgiving meal
National
NPR: Alaska Natives put traditional spin on Thanksgiving meal (November 26, 2014)
National Public Radio heads to Alaska to find out how Native people are bringing traditional foods to the Thanksgiving table.

Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (November 19, 2014)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor
National | Politics
Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor (November 5, 2014)
Democrat Byron Mallott would serve as lieutenant governor under independent Bill Walker if they win the race.

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.

Kyle Wark: Honor Native people by defending our sovereignty
Opinion
Kyle Wark: Honor Native people by defending our sovereignty (November 3, 2014)
Why playing Indian never honors Native people.

Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues
Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues (October 31, 2014)
I am proud to say Tlingit Haida Central Council and I personally have endorsed Senator Mark Begich and wish to see him re-elected to the Senate.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (October 29, 2014)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights
Opinion | Politics
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (October 23, 2014)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

Alannah Hurley: Sen. Begich stands up for Alaska Native rights
Opinion | Politics
Alannah Hurley: Sen. Begich stands up for Alaska Native rights (October 10, 2014)
The United Tribes of Bristol Bay support the re-election of Sen. Mark Begich (D).

Fred John: Dan Sullivan can't be trusted with our Native rights
Opinion | Politics
Fred John: Dan Sullivan can't be trusted with our Native rights (October 7, 2014)
My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights.

Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (July 28, 2014)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

Al Jazeera: Alaska Natives turn to 'Store Outside Your Door'
Environment
Al Jazeera: Alaska Natives turn to 'Store Outside Your Door' (July 14, 2014)
The Store Outside Your Door is keeping Alaska Native food traditions alive.

Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes battle mine to protect way of life
Environment | Opinion
Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes battle mine to protect way of life (June 27, 2014)
Robert Heyano, the president of the United Tribes of Bristol Bay, explains why Alaska Natives are fighting the Pebble Mine.

Alaska rejects subsistence co-management with Alaska Natives
Environment | Politics
Alaska rejects subsistence co-management with Alaska Natives (April 4, 2014)
The state of Alaska is rejecting a proposal to share management of subsistence resources with Alaska Natives.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake
Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake (April 2, 2014)
The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Alaska Native subsistence
Environment | Law
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Alaska Native subsistence (March 31, 2014)
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition in Alaska v. Jewell, an Alaska Native subsistence case.

NPR: Alaska Natives still feeling effects of Exxon Valdez oil spill
Environment | National
NPR: Alaska Natives still feeling effects of Exxon Valdez oil spill (March 24, 2014)
Alaska Natives are still feeling the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later.

Alaska Native leader wasn't upset by EPA official's comments
Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Native leader wasn't upset by EPA official's comments (March 18, 2014)
An Alaska Native leader who presented a jar of moose meat to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wasn't offended by comments she made about the gift.

Audio from House hearing on Alaska Native subsistence draft
Environment | Politics
Audio from House hearing on Alaska Native subsistence draft (March 14, 2014)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on Alaska Native subsistence but no one from the state or the Obama administration showed up.

Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill
Environment | Politics | Politics
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (March 13, 2014)
Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.

House panel schedules hearing on Alaska Native subsistence bill
Environment | Politics
House panel schedules hearing on Alaska Native subsistence bill (March 5, 2014)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week on the proposed Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014.

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.

Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river
Environment
Spokane Tribe sets high standards for water quality in river (January 8, 2014)
The Spokane Tribe of Washington has set water quality standards that are stricter than the state's.

Mark Trahant: State demonstrates contempt for Alaska Natives
Health | Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: State demonstrates contempt for Alaska Natives (November 19, 2013)
There are only so many ways to demonstrate contempt for Alaska Natives. Yet the state seemed to find many ways.

Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistence
Opinion
Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistence (November 15, 2013)
As Katie John’s friends and family, including more than 250 grandchildren, continue to mourn her passing and try to return to life without their beloved leader, the state of Alaska was quietly preparing their daggers for a different kind of battle.

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