Governor Sean Parnell has reappointed two Juneau residents to state boards. Zachary Jones will continue serving on the State Historical Records Advisory Board; and Ben Brown has been reappointed to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Under federal law, Alaska was required to have five House and three Senate districts with large Native populations. With the Supreme Court striking down part of the Voting Rights Act, that requirement is gone.
Remember the Southeast Alaska Native paddlers who lost their canoes on a recent journey through Southeast? Some of the lost paddles had a homecoming of sorts a few weeks ago in Yakutat.
About 30 adults and children called for equality and greater subsistence fishery protection Wednesday morning in the ‘Idle No More’ rally in downtown Juneau. Several wore Native regalia, chanted songs, and danced as people took turns talking over a megaphone.
The Juneau Planning Commission has postponed reconsideration of the conditional use permit for a new boat launch and parking area at Statter Harbor.
The Pribilof island of St. Paul lost an important elder this month. Mary Nicolai Bourdukofsky passed away on June 2 at age 90.
A public memorial service for Ahtna elder Katie John drew a crowd Wednesday in Anchorage. John inspired Alaska Natives, and at least one Alaska governor, with her unyielding stand on Alaska Native subsistence rights.
Birders, biologists, carvers and kids gathered in Yakutat May 30th to June 2nd for the community’s annual tern festival.
Athabascan elder Katie John of Mentasta Lake passed away on Friday at the age of 97.
The Juneau Planning Commission has approved a Conditional Use Permit for the downtown Walter Soboleff Heritage Center.