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Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (10/20)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic moveFiled Under: National | Politics
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (10/20)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal lawsFiled Under: Politics
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (05/24)
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.
Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nomineeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee (03/14)
President Barack Obama is reportedly close to announcing his pick for the nation's highest court.
Mark Trahant: A new era of reconciliation emerges in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new era of reconciliation emerges in Canada (11/09)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the message that Aboriginal Canadians are significant intellectual contributors to Canada’s political discourse.
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual conventionFiled Under: Health | National
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (10/20)
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.
Mark Trahant: Alaska's reluctant pursuit of justice for Native menFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Alaska's reluctant pursuit of justice for Native men (10/19)
The Fairbanks Four case is more than an injustice. It represents the contradiction that is Alaska; a state of extraordinary beauty, many remarkable people of all races, and yet, a deep strain of racism.
Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meetingFiled Under: National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meeting (10/12)
The First Alaskans Institute kicked off the annual Elders and Youth Conference as the Alaska Federation of Natives prepares for its annual convention.
President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peakFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peak (08/31)
Excitement has been building for the president's extended trip to Alaska, which will include a historic visit to a Native village in the Arctic.
President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to AlaskaFiled Under: Environment | National
President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska (08/25)
The president will be the first to visit the Arctic when he touches down in the Native community of Kotzebue.
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for ObamaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (08/17)
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.
House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native billsFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/11)
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.
Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act proceduresFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (04/16)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.
Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadershipFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership (02/18)
The leader of the Interior Department visited to Native villages and met with the Alaska Federation of Natives on her two-day trip.
Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowdFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (02/09)
The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.
Assembly of First Nations elects Perry Bellegarde as new leaderFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Assembly of First Nations elects Perry Bellegarde as new leader (12/11)
The new chief said Canada won't be able to approve energy projects without the consent of First Nations.
Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in AlaskaFiled Under: Politics
Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (11/13)
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.
Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in AlaskaFiled Under: Politics
Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in Alaska (11/06)
With every vote on the line, Native villages are playing a key role in the outcome.
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstepFiled Under: National | Politics
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (11/05)
The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.
Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governorFiled Under: National | Politics
Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor (11/05)
Democrat Byron Mallott would serve as lieutenant governor under independent Bill Walker if they win the race.
Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in AlaskaFiled Under: National | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska (11/05)
Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.
Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes (11/03)
Why Senator Mark Begich and the Bill Walker/Byron Mallott ticket deserve votes from rural Alaska.
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (10/29)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.
Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates (10/27)
Alaska Natives for Begich passes out that all important swag at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. But even more important: The list of early voting locations across the...
Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meetFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meet (10/24)
Thousands of Alaska Natives are in Anchorage to express pride and unity in their languages and cultures.
Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversyFiled Under: National | Politics
Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (10/24)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.
President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska NativesFiled Under: National | Politics
President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska Natives (10/23)
Voting is a big issue at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference.
Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (10/23)
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.
Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months laterFiled Under: Education | Politics
Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months later (10/23)
The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.
Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meetingFiled Under: Education | National
Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meeting (10/22)
This year's theme is 'Get Up! Stand Up!' and participants are focusing on languages and culture.
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election (10/21)
No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.
Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language billFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language bill (09/23)
Rep. Charisse Millett (R) defends decision to have House Bill 216, which designates 20 Native languages as official in Alaska, signed during the upcoming Alaska Federation of Natives convention.
Group starts dragging of river in search of missing Native womenFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Group starts dragging of river in search of missing Native women (09/17)
Volunteers are looking for clues about missing and murdered Native girls and women in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative prioritiesFiled Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.
First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spendingFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending (07/22)
Grand Chief Stephen Harper used the organization's credit card for guitars, car repairs and flights for his girlfriend.
Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this DecemberFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December (07/17)
Former chief Shawn Atleo resigned unexpectedly in May.
Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native people (06/12)
Julie Kitka, the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, says Alaska Natives deserve the right to vote in their own languages.
Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations educationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations education (05/14)
Newspaper calls on Native leaders and the Canadian government to return to the table to discuss the future of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act:
Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chiefFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chief (05/07)
The Assembly of First Nations will hold an election to choose a new national chief.
Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First NationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First Nations (05/05)
Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the Assembly of First Nations on Friday.
First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform billFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill (04/30)
First Nations leaders and Native activists are vowing to do whatever it takes to defeat a controversial education reform measure.
Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational systemFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational system (04/14)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, explains why he supports the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act despite opposition from Native leaders.
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schoolsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (04/03)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence billFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Politics
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (03/13)
Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.
Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistenceFiled Under: Opinion
Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistence (11/15)
As Katie John’s friends and family, including more than 250 grandchildren, continue to mourn her passing and try to return to life without their beloved leader, the state of Alaska was quietly preparing their daggers for a different kind of battle.
KUAC: Alaska Federation of Natives backs veterans memorialFiled Under: National
KUAC: Alaska Federation of Natives backs veterans memorial (11/14)
The Alaska Federation of Natives supports a memorial for Native American veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economyFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economy (10/21)
Columnist credits Alaska Native corporations with making a big impact on the state's economy.
Opinion: Canada committed genocide against Native peoplesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Canada committed genocide against Native peoples (10/15)
Phil Fontaine, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Bernie Farber, a former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, discuss the genocide of Native people in Canada.
Editorial: Give warm welcome to Alaska Federation of NativesFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Give warm welcome to Alaska Federation of Natives (10/14)
Fairbanks newspapers calls on residents to welcome the Alaska Federation of Natives for the group's upcoming conference.
Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of NativesFiled Under: Opinion
Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of Natives (10/11)
Ray Austin says Alaska Federation of Natives needs to emphasize education and employment.
Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rightsFiled Under: Opinion
Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights (08/22)
It is time you meet with leaders of the Alaska Native community to be part of the solution on greater safety for Alaska Native women and children and equal rights at the ballot box.
Shawn Atleo:   Native people  deserve a better future in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: Native people deserve a better future in Canada (07/26)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, calls on Canada to honor its treaty obligations and respect the rights of Native people.
Tlingit-Haida Tribes leader Ed Thomas won't seek  reelection Filed Under: Politics
Tlingit-Haida Tribes leader Ed Thomas won't seek reelection (04/04)
Ed Thomas, the president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, said he won't run for re-election in 2014. Thomas said he wants to...
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slurFiled Under: National | Politics
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur (04/03)
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka said she spoke to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) about his use of an ethnic slur to describe Hispanic workers. In a radio interview...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Freeing Aboriginal people in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Freeing Aboriginal people in Canada (03/15)
Now that the raw emotions of the Idle No More movement have temporarily receded it is time to think clearly about how to resolve the longstanding social, political and economic...
Voting Rights Act challenged by Supreme Court conservativesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Voting Rights Act challenged by Supreme Court conservatives (02/28)
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case, on Wednesday, with conservative justices questioning a key provision of the law. Section 5 requires certain...
Tribes  submit briefs to Supreme Court for   voting rights caseFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes submit briefs to Supreme Court for voting rights case (02/26)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case, on Wednesday. The court will consider whether Section 5 of the law violates the U.S....
Alaska Federation of Natives includes all tribes as membersFiled Under: National
Alaska Federation of Natives includes all tribes as members (02/25)
All 229 federally recognized tribes in Alaska now have a voice with the Alaska Federation of Natives. Most tribes are already members of AFN. But now they will get to...
NCAI backs AFN as leaders meet with Canada Prime MinisterFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | National
NCAI backs AFN as leaders meet with Canada Prime Minister (01/11)
The National Congress of American Indians issued a statement in support of the Assembly of First Nations as Native leaders in Canada head into a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen...
Chief Theresa Spence won't meet with Canada  Prime MinisterFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Chief Theresa Spence won't meet with Canada Prime Minister (01/10)
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence has pulled out of a meeting tomorrow with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Spence has been on a hunger strike for more than a month....

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