Since the year 2000, Indigenous people have made up 21% of homicides in Wyoming, even though only 3% of the population is Indigenous.
News of the results come as pediatric cases of COVID-19 are increasing amid a nationwide surge of infections.
Catholic Social Services CEO Lisa Aquino says the refugee program’s staff and volunteers will help with things like finding housing and employment, as well as learning English.
Catholic Social Services of Alaska said its refugee resettlement division is preparing to welcome 50 to 100 Afghans, beginning this month.
The number of such deaths last year was more than double the figure in 2013.
With the world currently on track to exceed 3 degrees Fahrenheit of warming by 2100, the medical journal editors are urging wealthier nations to lead by cutting emissions beyond what is currently promised.
An Alaska Air National Guard spokesperson says the Guard’s 176th Wing provided two C-17 cargo planes and four aircrews to help U.S. forces evacuate Americans and others from Afghanistan.
When Kyle Dixon’s sisters tell people their brother died of COVID-19, they’re often asked whether he had preexisting conditions or if he was overweight — as if he were to blame for his own death.
The festival will include a cultural summit, an Indigenous peoples’ forum, traditional sports competitions and a 43-mile boat crossing of the Bering Strait.
As the Earth heats up, rapidly intensifying major hurricanes like Ida are more likely to occur, scientists say.