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Trial program aims to increase number of insured Alaska Natives

Trial program aims to increase number of insured Alaska NativesThe program purchases insurance for a select number of income eligible, qualified Alaska Natives, and pays all the monthly bills.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Record number of students graduate from UAS

Record number of students graduate from UASSix hundred and eighty-five students received awards including bachelor’s and graduate degrees, occupational endorsements, and certificates.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

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