A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week.
The land on which the camp sits was owned by Afognak Native Corporation and, after an archeaological dig was completed, the camp was turned over to the tribe and later the land was donated as well. Native Village of Afognak turned it into the kids cultural camp.
“Barrow” is everywhere while walking around town: on the fire trucks, in the name of the high school, the local utility company, on the North Slope Borough’s official logo. But the name “Utqiaġvik” is showing up, as well. It’s on City Hall and on municipal department letterhead.
The executive director of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is nominated to be the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tara Sweeney of Alaska will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at noon Wednesday in Washington, D.C.