Republican media consultant Art Hackney called Peltola’s finish in the primary especially remarkable because she spent so little money.
Metlakatla Indian Community is the only federal reserve in Alaska and is not a part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
The money comes from the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Program. BIA announced awards of more than $1 million to YK Delta tribes.
The salmon runs are central to people’s lives in many ways. The economy has developed around the commercial fishery, and fish also provide food for the winter.
Sophia Tetoff is the first Alaska Native student buried at the former Carlisle school in Pennsylvania to return to Alaska. Tetoff’s relative, and other advocates, hope her story inspires others to seek the return of their ancestors.
Since May, the remains of more than 1,000 Indigenous children have been found at sites of former residential schools in Canada. A vigil was held in Petersburg in their memory, and to honor local survivors.
Cultural expert Paul Ongtooguk and two boarding school survivors, Jim Aqpayuk LaBelle and Fred John Jr., shared their perspectives with Talk of Alaska on the legacy of boarding schools in Alaska.
Haaland said the physical and spiritual suffering has harmed entire communities.
A 2004 federal investigation found widespread deaths, inmate abuse, attempted suicides, inhumane conditions and other issues in many of the more than 70 detention centers scattered throughout the U.S., including in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wisconsin and Mississippi. Seventeen years later, myriad problems remain.
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will travel to Dillingham this week to continue erosion research in Bristol Bay’s coastal communities.