Alaska Native

Local News
7:22 am
Fri December 19, 2014

12/19/14 - Interior Dept. issues regulations allowing Alaska tribes to put lands in protected status

Alaskan tribes allowed to exercise same rights as lower 48 tribes

Tribes in Alaska are celebrating a decision that allows them to apply to have lands placed into trust status with the federal government. The Department of Interior issued regulations settling a long-running dispute between Interior, the state of Alaska, and tribes over an interpretation of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). 

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Local News
12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2014

12/9/14 - Climate change effects on fish and game, subsistence raise concerns about food security

Bowhead whale blubber and skin (maktak) cut and ready to be boiled for uunaali
Credit www.north-slope.org

Climate change and Alaska Natives: Food security

By Joaqlin Estus

Here's the second in our series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

Wild foods are important to Alaskans, and especially to rural residents, but, subsistence users and scientists say climate change is affecting wildlife populations, access to subsistence resources, and food preservation.

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Local News
10:16 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

11/8/14 - Associated Press declares Dan Sullivan the winner in Alaska's U.S. Senate race

With 30,000 votes yet to be counted, AP says Begich cannot overcome Sullivan's lead

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Local News
8:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

11/4/14 - Election day opens with Senate, Gov. races too close to call

Vote!

It's always important to vote and get your voice heard, but today's election has a couple of races that are very close, making every vote potentially the one that could decide whether Democrats stay in the majority in the U.S. Senate, and whether Alaska will have a  new Governor in January.

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Local News
7:40 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

10/31/14 - Department of Justice may intervene in Native adoption case

The Department of Justice may intervene in an Alaska Supreme Court case involving the adoption by a non-Native family of an Alaska Native child. Lower courts ruled the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act that give preference to Native families in adoption, do not apply because a formal adoption petition had not been filed.  DOJ requested an extension, and has until Nov. 24 to decide whether to intervene.

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