Southeast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases.
Joe Nelson of Juneau said many in the delegation felt strongly that the position should be filled by a tribal representative.
The Alaska Federation of Natives convention is scheduled to take place each year shortly after Permanent Fund Dividends are distributed.
Mayor John Eberhart called on the City of Fairbanks and the State of Alaska to compensate the men for wrongful imprisonment.
“The new helpline will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services by and for Native women.”
Joe Nelson was nominated by the Southeast regional Native corporation at the AFN convention Thursday.
The three-day convention in Fairbanks will open with a healing ceremony from the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council.
The incumbent senator chairs a subcommittee that funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service and serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Some board members abstained from voting on the Clinton endorsement, as did some in 2014.
Bob Sam of Sitka has been helping repatriate human remains for 30 years. He says the Army wants to the Carlisle school’s repatriation completed in less than a year, and they’re going to foot the bill.