For Indigenous artists from across the state and Outside, it represented a welcome return to the market circuit. AFN’s show is the largest of its kind in the state.
Anticipation was high. People stood in line for hours Thursday morning to get tickets, which sold out quickly.
This year’s convention is the first time in two years that delegates have met in person.
Though many welcome the removal of the offensive word, some saw missed opportunities to prioritize Indigenous languages and engage tribal organizations in the process.
Amid tears and laughter, Native leaders spoke at the signing ceremony about the legislation as a way to heal a painful past and create more opportunities for productive partnership with state government in the future.
An official in the governor’s office confirmed that Dunleavy will sign the tribal recognition bill.
It’s the largest grant awarded by the new federal Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.
The course marks a big step toward Unangax̂ language revitalization.
The task force will study the impacts of bycatch on what it calls “high-value” state fisheries.
The Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund has been under threat of being emptied of more than $400 million as a result of legislative budget fights.