Alaska Native Corporations

A new oil boom on Alaska’s North Slope is encircling a village, and residents have raised a red flag

A major proposed North Slope oil project is running into local opposition from residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who are already partially surrounded by development and wary of more.

Pushed by young people, AFN declares a climate emergency

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention heard remarks by both of Alaska’s U.S. senators and voted on a number or resolutions, one of which sparked a contentious debate on climate change.

Recall comes to the fore of AFN convention in Fairbanks

On stage at AFN, the president and CEO of Cook Inlet Region Inc. pointed to the governor’s “violation of separation of powers” and the impacts of state budget cuts as reasons the Alaska Native corporation supports the recall effort.

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