The changing climate has left Alaska communities to reckon with problems ranging from eroding shorelines and riverbanks to bacteria-infested waterways.
Instruction for the school’s roughly 200 students is happening online for the foreseeable future.
Because Native children represent about 55% of all children in state custody, overturning ICWA would have huge implications for Alaska.
In Klawock, the local Tribe is now running more than 20 machines that look an awful lot like the kind of slots you might find on the floor of a Las Vegas casino. And it’s all perfectly legal.
Judge Debra O’Gara says that some states are better than others at adhering to ICWA. “But right now, Alaska, I would say, is not doing so well.”
The Tribe worked with the federal government to update local regulations so hunters could take advantage of the longer seal season.
AFN delegates have adopted a resolution that calls on federal authorities to make a declaration that could lead to veterinary services through the Indian Health Service.
Peltola took the stage Thursday, pitching herself as a regular Alaskan who happens to be Alaska’s congresswoman.
This year’s convention is the first time in two years that delegates have met in person.
The bill kicks off a multi-year process of creating state-tribal compact schools.