The Alaska Federation of Natives convention heard remarks by both of Alaska’s U.S. senators and voted on a number or resolutions, one of which sparked a contentious debate on climate change.
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.
Other notable elements of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention included talk about missing and murdered indigenous women, rural public safety issues, and the keynote speech by Iditarod winner Pete Kaiser
A few dozen protesters rose from their seats at the Fairbanks auditorium, turned their backs on the governor and held up their fists to protest.
Will Gov. Dunleavy find a way to repair his relationship with AFN and other Native groups before the courts decide if the recall campaign can move forward?
The tribes sounding the alarm stretch from Yakutat to Bellingham. It came out of a three-day summit hosted by the Lummi Nation near Ferndale, Washington.
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?
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 you restart a city government? Red Devil residents are making phone calls to find out.
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.