Half of the money that doesn’t go to dividends would pay for state education funding.
A government boarding school for Native children in Wrangell was one of the first of its kind in Alaska. Now, there are plans to redevelop the site of the former Bureau of Indian Affairs facility that was open for 43 years.
The bill would grant just 23.040 acres of land that’s now national forest to each of the five new corporations.
Joseph Tagaban first learned he had a rare form of cancer known as acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, last year.
Mayor Douglas Olerud says the event is an opportunity to commemorate the disaster, reflect on the recovery effort over the last year, and celebrate Haines resilience.
The Biden administration on Tuesday formally began the process of restoring ‘Roadless Rule’ protections to millions of acres of Southeast Alaska’s federal forestlands.
Corporations and tribes serve the same communities, but sometimes the two entities are at odds or struggle to coordinate over community decisions.
Zachary James of the Haines Sheldon Museum says the recovered images are important for local Lingít artists to study the art form.
Metlakatla Indian Community is the only federal reserve in Alaska and is not a part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
There’s no projected timeline yet, but the mayor estimates the project could take up to five years.