tribe en 7/21/14 KNBA News - Alaska's highest court rules in favor of tribal court in jurisdictional case <p>As APRN's Lori Townsend reports, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday (July 18, 2014) in a long-running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. The father, Edward Parks, was not a Minto tribal member, so he claimed the court did not have authority over him. Also, he&nbsp;said, the tribal court did not allow his attorney to make an oral presentation of his argument. He tried to take the case to state court and bypass the tribal appeal process.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:28 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13693 at 6/19/14 KNBA News - Kuskokwim River fishing closures prompt fears of conflict, civil disobedience <p>Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during&nbsp;the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.</p><p>A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12561 at 6/17/14 KNBA News - Proposed rule change would allow Alaska tribes to take land into trust <p>The U.S. Department of Interior is asking for public comments on a new policy that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes. Trust lands cannot be sold, nor taxed. Tribes say the change will bring them one step closer to self-determination.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:14:18 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12438 at 5/30/14 KNBA News - Light rain slows the spread of the 300 square-mile Funny River wildfire <p>The Funny River wildfire is now 46% contained, meaning fire breaks that flames likely cannot&nbsp;cross surround nearly half the fire.</p><p>Alaska Congressman Don Young amended the Maguson-Stevens Act as it moved through the U.S. Natural Resources Committee,to allow subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.</p><p>The board of directors of the regional Native corporation Sealaska named Anthony Mallott as president and CEO. He's the son of former CEO and long-time board member Byron Mallott, who's running for Governor.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:07:50 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11812 at 5/23/14 KNBA News - Southcentral Alaska wildfires continue to grow <p>It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.&nbsp; Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which&nbsp;has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:21:48 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11577 at