When an eagle dies in Alaska, its feathers may end up in a powwow – or on a graduation cap – somewhere in the Lower 48. That’s because of a federal program connecting tribes, raptor centers and wildlife officials.
Craig Fleener, Gov. Bill Walker’s special assistant on Arctic policy, says Alaska communities could better adjust to climate change if hunting and fishing rules become more flexible.
The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meets in Juneau May 20-22. Tribal experts will discuss climate change, subsistence and Arctic policy.