The case concerns a non-Native couple’s adoption of an Alaska Native child.
Alaska Congressman Don Young angered many of his constituents this week with remarks about suicide at Wasilla High that he later acknowledged were insensitive.
Saturday’s endorsement vote followed on-stage appearances Friday from Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican opponent Dan Sullivan.
When American missionaries began arriving in Alaska in the 1880s, it was the beginning of a very dark era for Alaska Natives around the state.
Fostering healthy communities has been a regular theme of the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention.
Kitka asked convention delegates if it mattered to them that a candidate for public office has actively attacked subsistence rights.
The group’s message is still the same: they don’t always feel safe or cared for and they want that to change, but now they’re also taking a stand against marijuana legalization.
The president of the Alaska Federation of Natives says Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Sullivan is not skipping out on a convention election forum as a press release from the Alaska Democratic Party claims.
Alaska’s largest Native organization will vote on candidate endorsements Saturday morning.
When it came time for the keynote speeches, 17-year-old Devlin Anderstrom from Yakutat gave one to remember.