Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a significant number of Alaska Natives who are eligible for IHS benefits don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for exemption, particularly if they were born after most Native corporations stopped enrolling members in the 1970s.
Contract support costs were fully funded for the first time in 2014. Those costs include items like legal and accounting fees, insurance and workers’ compensation.
The Juneau-based tribal organization announced Thursday that it has sent notice to all employees to stop using FedEx services, citing the national delivery company’s sponsorship of the Washington Redskins football team.
While subsistence has been slow, commercial chum fishing was open in the lower river with dipnets and beach seine gear.
Gov. Bill Walker named his new rural affairs adviser Tuesday at the Alaska Federation of Natives winter retreat in Kotzebue.
The changes should mean a more favorable process for villages and other rural communities that rely on hunting and fishing.
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.