AFN is an important constituency to Lisa Murkowski. In 2010, AFN was part of that massive effort to get her elected as a write-in. Murkowski isn’t saying how she’ll vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“To me, the Second Amendment is still the most important amendment of all the amendments,” Young said.
A federal humanities advocate and a Native nonprofit are teaming up to promote Native language education programs. They’ll each contribute about $2 million to fund education programs within tribal communities aimed at revitalizing Native American languages.
A federal agency wants to create a committee to bridge the gap between federal housing programs and Native communities.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said it is unacceptable that Native residents are victims of violent crimes at rates much higher than the general population.
While 15 percent of the state’s population is Alaska Native, fewer than 5 percent of its teachers are.
“The culture is not lost; the culture has changed. Just as ours isn’t the same culture that our forefathers lived in, let’s say, the 17th century.”
For American Indians on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, getting health care can take weeks. Indians who move to the city find that access can be difficult, too.
“This is hard stuff. If it was easy, Alaska would have done it long ago,” Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson told lawmakers.
Some subsistence advocates say a decision for Sturgeon could threaten subsistence rights while Native corporations say if the Park Service wins, it could cripple their ability to develop their own lands.