Housing is one of the biggest challenges for people who were involved in the justice system. Case manager Nathan Block says solving that takes effort not just from those people, but from the community, too.
Pastor Karen Perkins said the shelter was near capacity almost every day. “We were scrambling to find cots.”
President Chalyee Éesh Richard Peterson was reelected for a fifth term at the tribe.
Getting land to the five communities will require an amendment to ANCSA, a law that has been amended over 100 times.
Peanut butter ended up winning in the M&M election. Pretzel got second, caramel third and dark chocolate fourth.
The kits have two doses of Narcan, a fentanyl testing strip and a safe bag to dispose of pills.
If the requirement is eliminated, Sealaska estimates that about 10,000 more people would be eligible to enroll.
Last year, 245 people died from overdoses in Alaska — more than 100 people more than the average from the previous five years.
The totem pole will be installed later and unveiled when the Arts Campus opens. Young said it will probably be in June.
One lane on the highway is open for emergency vehicles, but it is closed to the public.