A representative of the Áak’w Kwáan Coalition Council says T’aaḵu Kwáan aren’t Native to the Juneau area and that they came from up the Taku River, in what is now Canada, to Juneau during the Gold Rush era.
Lumber prices have been soaring across the country as demand for wood during the pandemic outstripped supply.
The new division will offer programs aimed at prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as providing regular mental health care to tribal citizens.
At times, Tlingit & Haida tribal officials were outraged because some city officials brushed aside the tribe’s assertion of its sovereignty on the land where it runs its fireworks shop.
Rhonda Butler, president of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2, called the land acknowledgment a very nice, respectful touch.
The decision comes after an administrative law judge recommended that the DEC should not uphold the certificate in April.
Albert Kookesh, the Tlingit leader, Indigenous rights advocate, culture bearer, politician and basketball player, died Friday at 72. His death is reverberating across the state and his home region of Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska House of Representatives has passed two bills sponsored by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky, D-Bethel.
One criticism of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is that it puts a huge burden of proof on Tribes.
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act — NAGPRA for short — gave Tribes a legal avenue to pursue the return of remains and some funerary objects.