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Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing (May 1, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group
Canada | National

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group (February 26, 2018)

The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.

Supreme Court passes on climate change case that drew tribal interest
Environment | Law | National

Supreme Court passes on climate change case that drew tribal interest (January 23, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a climate change dispute that drew intense interest among Alaska Natives.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
Environment | National | Politics

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)

It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement
Business | Canada | National

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)

We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
Law | National | Politics | Trust

Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (October 20, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
National | Politics

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)

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 laws
Politics

Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (May 24, 2016)

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 nominee
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Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee (March 14, 2016)

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 Canada
Canada | Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: A new era of reconciliation emerges in Canada (November 9, 2015)

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 convention
Health | National

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)

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 men
Law | Opinion

Mark Trahant: Alaska's reluctant pursuit of justice for Native men (October 19, 2015)

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 meeting
National | Politics

Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meeting (October 12, 2015)

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 peak
Environment | National | Politics

President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peak (August 31, 2015)

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 Alaska
Environment | National

President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska (August 25, 2015)

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 Obama
Environment | National | Politics

Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (August 17, 2015)

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 bills
National | Politics | Trust

House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 11, 2015)

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 procedures
Law | National | Politics

Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (April 16, 2015)

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 leadership
Environment | National | Politics

Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership (February 18, 2015)

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 crowd
Environment | Politics | Trust

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (February 9, 2015)

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 leader
Canada

Assembly of First Nations elects Perry Bellegarde as new leader (December 11, 2014)

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 Alaska
Politics

Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (November 13, 2014)

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 Alaska
Politics

Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in Alaska (November 6, 2014)

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 misstep
National | Politics

Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (November 5, 2014)

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 governor
National | Politics

Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor (November 5, 2014)

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 Alaska
National | Politics

Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska (November 5, 2014)

Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.

Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes
Opinion | Politics

Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes (November 3, 2014)

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 policy
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (October 29, 2014)

Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates (October 27, 2014)

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 meet
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Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meet (October 24, 2014)

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 controversy
National | Politics

Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (October 24, 2014)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.

President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska Natives
National | Politics

President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska Natives (October 23, 2014)

Voting is a big issue at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference.

Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention
National | Politics

Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (October 23, 2014)

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 later
Education | Politics

Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months later (October 23, 2014)

The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.

Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meeting
Education | National

Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meeting (October 22, 2014)

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 election
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election (October 21, 2014)

No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.

Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language bill
Opinion | Politics

Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language bill (September 23, 2014)

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 women
Canada

Group starts dragging of river in search of missing Native women (September 17, 2014)

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 priorities
Education | Law | National | Politics

Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (September 16, 2014)

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 spending
Canada

First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending (July 22, 2014)

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 December
Canada

Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December (July 17, 2014)

Former chief Shawn Atleo resigned unexpectedly in May.

Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native people
Opinion

Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native people (June 12, 2014)

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 education
Canada | Education

Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations education (May 14, 2014)

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 chief
Canada | Education

Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chief (May 7, 2014)

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 Nations
Canada

Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First Nations (May 5, 2014)

Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the Assembly of First Nations on Friday.

First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill
Canada | Education

First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill (April 30, 2014)

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 system
Canada | Education | Opinion

Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational system (April 14, 2014)

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 schools
Canada | Education | Opinion

Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (April 3, 2014)

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 bill
Environment | Politics | Politics

Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (March 13, 2014)

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 subsistence
Opinion

Gwendolyne John: Alaska brings assault on Native subsistence (November 15, 2013)

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 memorial
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KUAC: Alaska Federation of Natives backs veterans memorial (November 14, 2013)

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 economy
Business | Opinion

Column: Alaska Native corporations a boost to state's economy (October 21, 2013)

Columnist credits Alaska Native corporations with making a big impact on the state's economy.

Opinion: Canada committed genocide against Native peoples
Canada | Opinion

Opinion: Canada committed genocide against Native peoples (October 15, 2013)

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 Natives
Opinion

Editorial: Give warm welcome to Alaska Federation of Natives (October 14, 2013)

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 Natives
Opinion

Ray Austin: Change needed for Alaska Federation of Natives (October 11, 2013)

Ray Austin says Alaska Federation of Natives needs to emphasize education and employment.

Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights
Opinion

Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights (August 22, 2013)

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 Canada
Canada | Opinion

Shawn Atleo: Native people deserve a better future in Canada (July 26, 2013)

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
Politics

Tlingit-Haida Tribes leader Ed Thomas won't seek reelection (April 4, 2013)

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 slur
National | Politics

AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur (April 3, 2013)

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...