Alaska Native Government & Policy

Recall comes to the fore of AFN convention in Fairbanks

On stage at AFN, the president and CEO of Cook Inlet Region Inc. pointed to the governor’s “violation of separation of powers” and the impacts of state budget cuts as reasons the Alaska Native corporation supports the recall effort.

This old Alaska mining town is almost a ghost town. It has everything to gain from Donlin mine.

The school closed long ago. There is no city or tribal council. A proposed mine nearby could change all that. But what’s the risk?

For people who live in remote Red Devil, an old mine’s toxic legacy is not enough to doubt Donlin’s promise

A mine built Red Devil. It also left behind enough pollution to require a federal government clean up, and some people are still not supposed to eat the fish.

How do you revive an almost ghost town in remote Alaska? Ask the 20 residents of Red Devil who are betting on Donlin mine.

How do you you restart a city government? Red Devil residents are making phone calls to find out.

YK Delta tribal consortium withdraws support for Donlin Gold mine

Delegates at the Association of Village Council Presidents’ annual convention overwhelmingly voted to withdraw a 2006 resolution supporting the Donlin Gold mine, then passed a separate resolution that opposes it.

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