Households with tribal members financially impacted by the pandemic can get up to $1,000 in one-time payments.
A startup called Alaska Tribal Spectrum received a $100,000 grant from the Denali Commission to register as many Alaska Native tribes during the final months of last year’s application period. The initiative has signed up nearly 70 tribes.
The bucket of federal cash is so big, state housing officials think there’s enough to pay rent for everyone eligible — for a year.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
Alaska’s top doctor discusses some of the contrasts between the two presidential administrations and the effects on the 49th state.
Historically, local jobs in the STEM field have not gone to St. Paul residents — a problem the project manager says the grant could help with.
The Bering Sea Elders Group called the plan a “milestone” for including Indigenous people in federal conversations and policy on climate change.
Alaska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink, explained that part of the superlative has to do with Alaska’s demographics.
Zulkosky is hopeful that state House members will soon form a bipartisan caucus and organize, now that they’re gathered together in person.
So far, the federal government has distributed more than 35,000 doses to Alaska tribes — on top of the 78,000 doses it’s delivered to Alaska’s state government. And more than 250,000 doses have been dedicated to tribes nationwide through the Indian Health Service.