Corporations and tribes serve the same communities, but sometimes the two entities are at odds or struggle to coordinate over community decisions.
The lawsuit argues that $32.4 million in the budget for power cost equalization should continue to be paid, and that the administration’s position effectively means that the governor vetoed the money, even if it wasn’t on his list of vetoes.
House Bill 123 has 12 co-sponsors in the House. It has passed through the Tribal Affairs Committee and the State Affairs Committee and is headed to the House floor for a vote.
The New Mexico Democrat is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Indigenous American to serve as a cabinet secretary.
One village leader said the cultures and traditions of Alaska Natives have prepared them to respond to the cuts.
Because the Alaska state government’s relationship with tribes cuts across many different state departments, House lawmakers decided to have one committee that would attend to the full range of tribal affairs.
A dozen Alaska Native groups cosigned a letter asking Dunleavy to include money in his proposal for the next state budget, which his administration is scheduled to release on Dec. 15.
The school or youth group that increases the voter turnout in its district the most wins. The first place winner will receive $10,000, and the second place winner will receive $5,000.
Tlingit and Dena’ina playwright Vera Starbard says she let non-indigenous audiences compromise her art.
The two-day gathering discussed identity, becoming an ally, decolonization and political activism through presentations and performances from leaders in the social justice community.