Alaska’s largest regional Native corporation will distribute $12.9 million this month.
Former state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends are contesting the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s authority to unilaterally set subsistence bag limits.
Sealaska has taken possession of 70,000 acres that used to be part of the Tongass National Forest.
The federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska Corp.
The man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.
Sealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first two parcels to be cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.
Members of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.
A longtime state lawmaker resigned, Alaska Native languages were recognized as official state languages, and a price war for airline tickets.
The year in news in Southeast Alaska can be summed up by three topics: mining, timber and elections.
A bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress.