Metlakatla’s attorneys say lawmakers implicitly granted tribal members the right to fish in nearby waters — even outside the reserve’s boundaries.
In response to the state filing an action for eminent domain, attorneys for the Polks wrote that the state does not have a claim for condemnation.
Community members have another chance to weigh in tonight on the potential transfer of Tongass National Forest land to five new urban Native corporations.
On March 2, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation was finally able to restore continuous access to drinking water in Tuluksak with a reverse osmosis water filtration system.
At the beginning of the year, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Alaska announced that the Department of Justice would embark on a pilot project to address the missing and murdered Indigenous persons epidemic in the state. The Curyung Tribal Council in Dillingham is one of three Alaska tribes that volunteered to be part of the…
The terms of the settlement are confidential, but some effects of it may become public.
Andy Teuber has been ANTHC’s president since 2008, and he also serves as chief executive of Kodiak’s tribal health care provider, the Kodiak Area Native Association. Teuber sits on the University of Alaska Board of Regents, as well.
Attorneys for the state argued that Congress never intended to grant Metlakatla the fishing rights the tribe claimed.
Juneau Assembly member Michelle Hale helped write the draft fireworks ordinance. She said she really wants to target the booming, concussive fireworks.
Former Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief and Chairman Victor Joseph has been appointed to a federal task force to ensure all Americans are tested and treated for COVID-19 fairly.