The schools are Abbott Loop, Birchwood, Klatt, Nunaka Valley, Northwood and Wonder Park Elementary.
The new online application will allow every borrower with an income of $125,000 or less ($250,000 for married couples) to have up to $10,000 in debt forgiven, or $20,000 forgiven for those with Pell Grants.
The apology said the Religious Society of Friends ran around 30 schools for Native youth in the U.S., with the intention of forcing Indigenous children to assimilate into white society.
The class assignment was to write a letter to anyone they wanted. In Lingít. Eechdaa Dave Ketah chose his late grandmother, the person who spoke Lingít to him when he was growing up in Ketchikan. “And I was telling her that it’s hard learning the language at this point in my life, and one thing…
There are a number of events happening around the state to bring attention to the damage these schools did to Indigenous children, and to offer a way to honor victims and begin healing.
Half of the first language speakers of Kodiak Alutiiq died between 2020 and 2022.
Ketchikan’s library director says she’d be forced to cut most programming and lay off half her staff. People who live outside city limits would not be eligible for a library card.
In 2018, DNA science provided a breakthrough in the case.
Revenue officials say they expect the average annual price to drop to $91.96 per barrel by the end of the fiscal year.
People waved signs, handed out books and urged voters to support the library this October.