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Spring whaling begins in Arctic

Spring whaling begins in Arctic

Despite the lingering effects of winter, spring whaling has begun in Arctic Alaska and seal hunters are also heading to the coast from Chevak in the Southwest part of the state.

Anchorage kids’ kayak co-op kickstarts fundraising

Anchorage kids’ kayak co-op kickstarts fundraising

An Anchorage-based co-op is raising money to begin after-school training that combines ancient techniques of kayak design with education.

Congress looking at Sealaska Lands Bill

The latest Sealaska land conveyance bill had its first public showing in Congress on Thursday.

AFN lobbies for protection of subsistence rights

AFN lobbies for protection of subsistence rights

At its annual convention last October, Alaska Federation of Natives delegates adopted a proclamation that Alaska Natives would use every political and legal means to … more

Sealaska holds “First Tree Ceremony” to launch 2013 timber harvest

The Juneau-based regional Native corporation says in a press release that the event is like a Blessing of the Fleet at the beginning of fishing season.

Central Council tribal assembly meets in Juneau

Central Council tribal assembly meets in Juneau

The Tlingit-Haida Central Council holds its 78th Annual Tribal Assembly in Juneau this week.

THCC President Thomas will leave post in 2014

THCC President Thomas will leave post in 2014

Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas will retire when his term ends next year.

Spring Sealaska dividends total $12 million

Spring Sealaska dividends total $12 million

Sealaska’s approximately 21,000 shareholders will get their spring dividends around April 12th. Its Board of Directors approved the distribution at a meeting today.

VAWA provision triggers new debate on tribal authority in Alaska

One of the new, more controversial provisions – granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non natives for domestic violence crimes committed in Indian Country – has reopened a long-simmering debate about tribal power in Alaska.

It’s Kuspuk Friday in the Alaska Legislature

It’s Kuspuk Friday in the Alaska Legislature

Traditional Native garment is worn by legislators, staff as a symbol of Alaska’s diverse people and cultures