tribal sovereignty

Local News
7:15 am
Mon July 21, 2014

7/21/14 KNBA News - Alaska's highest court rules in favor of tribal court in jurisdictional case

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 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.

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Local News
7:59 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

5/2/14 KNBA News - Department of Interior announces proposal to accept tribal lands into trust

After a court ruling that the Department of Interior (DOI) improperly excluded Alaska tribes from a process long available to lower 48 tribes, DOI announced a proposal that would allow it to accept Alaska tribal lands into trust. Although any action is years in the future, the change would provide certain protections to those lands.

A study on the depletion of herring in Southeast Alaska is prompting discussions on whether and how it may be possible to replenish their numbers.

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Local News
9:18 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

3/12/14 KNBA News - Critics find the state's approach to law and order for Alaska Natives lacking

Legislators are considering a bill to do away with a film tax credit program, questioning its benefits to Alaska.

The state of Alaska spends more money litigating against its Alaska Natives than do all the other 49 states combined, according to the chairman of a national Commission on Indian Law and Order.

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