U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled Wednesday that the Interior department was justified in concluding the tribe does not have governmental authority over a particular land parcel near Eklutna village.
Dismer received more than $4 million from customers but he never fully delivered on his promises, instead spending much of the money on personal expenses.
Sealaska Corporation and The Nature Conservancy have set aside $10 and $7 million respectively in seed money to help support the fund.
Legal experts say that unless the justice system includes more Indigenous people as lawyers and judges — inequities in incarceration will continue.
Nobody has moved from Newtok to Mertarvik since 2019, when about a third of the community’s approximately 350 residents migrated over.
The acknowledgment doesn’t mention specific clans. School board members said they wanted to err toward inclusivity.
The three-day event had been scheduled for Oct. 21-23 in Anchorage.
Tlingit and Haida’s program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. Goldbelt’s funding comes from last year’s CARES Act.
The Yukon River has seen its worst summer chum salmon run on record, and its third-worst chinook run.
Dunleavy said in a statement that the ruling provided clarity and that the Power Cost Equalization program provides an essential service.