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Local News
7:13 am
Mon July 7, 2014

7/7/14 KNBA News - A contracting rep says new rules are costing Native companies billions of dollars

The director of the Native American Contractors Association told the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs 2011 changes to the Small Business Administration 8(a) program has cost Alaska Native Corporations billions of dollars. Sen. Clair McCaskill, of Missouri, a frequent critic of the program, has asked SBA for information on how well the 2011 changes are working.

As KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, a culture camp in a remote corner of the Aleutians aims to keep Unangan traditions going strong.

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Local News
9:26 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

7/3/14 KNBA News - Missouri Senator McCaskill looks at federal contracts, Alaska Native corporations

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has asked the Small Business Administration for information that would show if 2011 requirements for Alaska Native corporations engaged in federal contracting are working.

The Native corporation for southeast Alaska, Sealaska, has a new CEO, a new Board chairman, and one new board member. They're promising a more open approach, including more frequent communications with shareholders.

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Local News
8:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - North America's largest caribou herd shows a dramatic decline

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, caribou users are concerned about a big drop in the number of caribou, and potential effects of a proposed road through the area.

The National Park Service is developing new regulations on the use of discarded or shed animal parts, such as bones and antlers, in the use of traditional  handicrafts.

The regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska shows a $35 million loss for last year.

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