Alaska Native and tribal health organizations take the wellness of their communities pretty seriously. Many of them are taking a precautionary approach to coronavirus — but their biggest piece of advice is this: Don’t panic.
The case shows how it’s become common for polar bears to disrupt village life in Kaktovik, which sits on an island at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. As climate change melts sea ice and drives the bears ashore, residents say they’ve been under increasing stress.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.
Toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, baby wipes and diapers, and feminine products are in short supply without a ferry to deliver freight to Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Pelican, and Tenakee Springs.
Residents of the Northwest Arctic village of Noorvik, where there is no village public safety officer, say their town is feeling increasingly unsafe.
Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. But Pebble is proposing to do something different.
Development in the Arctic is booming as the global climate warms and ice melts. But environmental opposition has come along with it, making some big banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase more reticent about investing.
The National Archives in Seattle is slated to close. It warehouses federal documents obtained from states across the Northwest. And it’s especially important for Alaska.
The state once said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the United States. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.
Alaska Native leaders and justice advocates packed a Senate hearing room for an update on what Congress and the Trump administration are doing to address the MMIW issue.