The fine comes as the state’s broad powers over shareholder speech is under review by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Neiman Marcus is selling a so-called “Ravenstail knitted coat” on its website, which the lawsuit alleges copies a notable Alaska Native weaver’s design.
In the race for Sealaska’s board of directors, three of the four seats up for election went to board-endorsed candidates running on a joint platform.
The decision is a blow to tribes leery of any delegation of their self-governance powers. Three Alaska tribes were among the plaintiffs in the case: the Akiak Native Community, Asa’carsarmiut Tribe of Mountain Village and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended a transportation corridor that cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties.
The 576-kilowatt project in Kotzebue is the second largest in the state, next to the Willow Solar Farm in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
The theme highlights “the challenges and opportunities the Native community and all Alaskans face, including responding to and recovering from the pandemic and resulting economic downturn.”
They say the proposed University of Alaska Southeast merger scenarios will not resolve the financial challenges facing the university system.
Ten tribes have sent a letter protesting the proposed Donlin Gold mine to the two companies trying to build it in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Byron Mallott was most recently known as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, but his greatest legacy was likely shaping generations of Alaska Natives through political and corporate leadership.