tribal courts

Nov. 18, 2015

Association of Village Council Presidents announces plan to create dozens of tribal courts in Y-K regionBy Anna Rose McArthur, KYUK-Bethel

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about a quarter of Alaska’s tribes. The Bethel-based Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It wants each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice asks Legislators to keep justice system whole

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe yesterday [Wednesday] gave her annual State of the Judiciary address to lawmakers. With legislators looking for ways to cut state spending, Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s budget.