In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Sharon L. Gleason wrote that federal officials had taken both conservation and public safety concerns into account when it approved Kake’s out-of-season hunt. She also noted that when federal officials reached out to state wildlife managers, they didn’t respond.
Navajo homes, much like those in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, can be small and crowded. When someone gets infected with COVID-1, the Navajo Nation springs into action to isolate them from the rest of the family.
If Kake’s system becomes a reality, it could heat the school, senior center and other public buildings while saving the community nearly $100,000 a year.
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention came to a close Friday with little discussion about how to respond to climate change.
The tribe says the state doesn’t have the right to require state fishing permits for tribal citizens in state waters.
Last month the Forest Service started a 30-day clock to completely exempt Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule.
With the coronavirus making an in-person convention unsafe, the state’s largest annual gathering of Indigenous people came together virtually.
The annual meeting seeks to strengthen bonds between the oldest and youngest generations of Indigenous people.
Tlingit & Haida Tribal Vice President Will Micklin called broadband “an inherent right for our tribal citizens” — and said COVID-19 had made the digital divide even more apparent.
The Justice Department committed millions of dollars to improve public safety in rural Alaska after a trip U.S. Attorney General William Barr made to the region in May 2019.