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Bethel’s Megan Leary takes first runner-up at Miss Indian World

Bethel’s Megan Leary takes first runner-up at Miss Indian WorldBethel’s Megan Leary is the 2014 first runner up of the Miss Indian World competition, which concluded Saturday night at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tlingit elder, master storyteller Cyril George dies

Tlingit elder, master storyteller Cyril George diesA memorial service for Cyril George Sr. is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languagesDedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages bill

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages billSen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, wants to create a new section in state statute for ceremonial languages

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to SenateThe Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 216 on Thursday

Tlingit-Haida central council elects new president

Tlingit-Haida central council elects new presidentRichard Peterson of Kasaan is the new president of the Tlingit-Haida central council

Big change in tribal leadership coming

Big change in tribal leadership comingFour people are running for president of Southeast’s largest tribal organization.

Alaska Native languages bill clears final House committee

Alaska Native languages bill clears final House committeeA bill symbolically making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is heading to the House floor for a vote.

Landmark subsistence decision stands

Landmark subsistence decision standsThe Katie John lawsuit over subsistence fishing rights is finally over.

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws critics

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws criticsTwo bills dealing with Alaska Native issues got different receptions from members of the Legislature on Thursday.