Follow throughout the day for updates from the 4th annual Alaska Federation of Natives and National Congress of American Indians conference.
Alaska is now the first state to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.
The Elders and Youth conference is an opportunity for youth to learn about leadership and how to participate in policy discussions and group decision making.
The theme for the anniversary celebration in Wrangell is “building on the strength and wisdom of our founding mothers.”
Alaska Congressman Don Young sponsored the bill and said it would encourage resource development on Indian land by expediting permits and limiting legal challenges.
The pieces are from 52 tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items that might be sacred. The country’s oldest theology school could get dinged with penalties as feds investigate.
“I think I’m still in shock,” Bea Kristovich said when asked about her new position.
Keeping tribal children in their tribal communities is the solution to improving regional child welfare, panelists said Monday at the Association of Village Council Presidents annual convention
Three Southeast Alaska tribal governments will boost their justice programs under federal grants announced Wednesday. Fourteen others in Alaska will also get funding.
The commission tasked by the president to help Alaska communities threatened by climate change also has it’s own issues to deal with.