Gil Truitt spent more than three decades teaching, coaching and leading teens at a government-run boarding high school. He’s been called a legend. Now, he’s received the highest form of recognition given by the state’s largest tribal government.
An Alaska Native corporation will soon provide support services for the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay. It’s another step in the growth of the profit-making arm of the state’s largest tribal government.
The former state ferry Taku sailed passed Singapore Friday on the way to being scrapped. It will go for close to 10 times its purchase price.
Sealaska says its businesses are making more money and helping boost shareholder dividends. But much of the payout comes from other corporations’ resource earnings.
Alaska officials have no plans to convert state ferries to electrical power. But they’re installing engines that could use natural gas as well as diesel.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is making more money. That’s allowing it to double dividends and increase scholarships.
A statewide Native organization wants Alaskans to recognize, discuss and repair the impacts of racism.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has enough money to sail through the end of June. A bill signed by the governor fills an 11-week funding gap.
Representatives of five Southeast Alaska communities continue their fight for recognition under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. But they’re still facing opposition.
“We spent 23 years together in Alaska and just having an opportunity to come back and re-engage with folks and work on Alaska issues has just been a dream of mine,” said incoming Regional Forester David Schmid.