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Sealaska announces results for board of directors election
Sealaska announces results for board of directors election (June 24, 2019)

Shareholders of Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, elected four people to the board of directors at their annual meeting


Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (May 16, 2019)

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


Alaska Natives on witness list for hearing on drilling in Arctic refuge
Alaska Natives on witness list for hearing on drilling in Arctic refuge (March 25, 2019)

Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.


Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge
Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge (March 20, 2019)

A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns amid 'false allegations' of wrongdoing
Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns amid 'false allegations' of wrongdoing (December 15, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Alaska Native corporation celebrated drilling victory at White House
Alaska Native corporation celebrated drilling victory at White House (December 3, 2018)

The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history
New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history (October 16, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.


Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal
Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal (October 9, 2018)

Women who complained about the way they were treated at the National Congress of American Indians often found they weren't believed.


Alaska Native corporations hold government contracts for border work
Alaska Native corporations hold government contracts for border work (July 25, 2018)

Alaska Native corporations are big players in government contracting. Some of their work takes them to the U.S. border.


Trump administration moves quickly on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Trump administration moves quickly on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (July 24, 2018)

The Trump administration's Alaska agenda is moving forward as Indian Country awaits the arrival of Tara Sweeney in Washington, D.C.


Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era
Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era (June 29, 2018)

More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.


Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.


Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska
Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska (May 17, 2018)

A museum in Germany is returning items that were stolen from Native graves in Alaska to their rightful place.


Recap: Tara Sweeney confirmation hearing as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Recap: Tara Sweeney confirmation hearing as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs (May 9, 2018)

After a long wait, Tara Sweeney finally went to Capitol Hill to share her vision for Indian Country.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing (May 8, 2018)

Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing
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.


Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing (April 23, 2018)

A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.


Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide
Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide (April 9, 2018)

As the nomination of Tara Sweeney to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs sits in limbo, her husband has entered into a new deal.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee in limbo due to corporate connection
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee in limbo due to corporate connection (March 9, 2018)

The nomination of Tara Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is being held up due to her ties to a Native corporation.


Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills
Witness list for House hearing on Alaska and Arizona tribal bills (February 5, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on land bills affecting tribes in Alaska and Arizona.


Supreme Court passes on climate change case that drew tribal interest
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.


Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)

Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)

Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (November 1, 2017)

Alaska Natives will be front and center at a hearing on energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Alaska Native corporation gets business up and running after devastating hurricane
Alaska Native corporation gets business up and running after devastating hurricane (October 23, 2017)

A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation is back in business after its operations thousands of miles away in Puerto Rico were affected by Hurricane Maria.


National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (October 18, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling (September 18, 2017)

Alaska Native corporations stand to benefit from development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but the Gwich'in people strongly oppose oil and gas development.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)

Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.


Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory
Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.


Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)

Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.


Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)

A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.


Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.


Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling
Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling (December 21, 2016)

An Alaska Native corporation plans to 'fight' the decision to outlaw development on more than 100 million acres in the Arctic Ocean.


Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application
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.


Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (June 22, 2016)

Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.


Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future
Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future (June 10, 2016)

Alaska's Native corporations, which are financially strong and stable, are investing and keeping Alaskans employed.


Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)

The Energy Policy Modernization Act addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.


Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development
Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development (January 20, 2016)

Tribal bets on coal are coming at a bad time, both in terms of market-prices and meeting international agreements to reduce emissions.


Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission
Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission (December 18, 2015)

Marie Greene will be advising President Barack Obama and Congress on issues facing the Arctic.


Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development
Jeb Bush wants tribes and states to control energy development (September 30, 2015)

The Republican presidential candidate is the first to call for equal treatment of tribes and states when it comes to their energy resources.


Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska
Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska (September 29, 2015)

Royal Dutch Shell is withdrawing from energy development in the Chukchi Sea after tests failed to turn up signs of significant signs of oil and gas reserves.


Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice
Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice (September 17, 2015)

In the same way that the federal government cannot invent tribes, it also cannot simply eliminate them.


President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska
President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska (September 1, 2015)

Tribal leaders raise land-into-trust and voting rights at historic roundtable of Alaska Native representatives.


Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board
Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board (July 24, 2015)

Margaret Pohjola was chosen by her fellow directors to serve as chairwoman for a one-year term.


Alaska Native corporation holds election for five seats on board
Alaska Native corporation holds election for five seats on board (May 27, 2015)

Five incumbents are running for re-election and are being challenged by five independent candidates.


Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud
Alaska Native corporation trying to recover $3.8M lost in fraud (May 7, 2015)

Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to a cyberfraud attack last month.


Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska
Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (May 4, 2015)

Paranoia over Indian country belongs in the 19th century. Tribes and states all over our nation now work together effectively and Indian country is no longer a barrier.


Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government
Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government (March 17, 2015)

Not enough representatives showed up to a meeting but that didn't stop debate on the idea.


Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public
Aaron Schutt: Alaska Native role in FCC's auction benefits public (March 2, 2015)

As the President of Doyon, Limited, I am proud of the role that we played in the recent auction, not just because the revenue will ultimately benefit our more than 19,000 shareholders in Alaska and elsewhere.


Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC
Blog: Firm saves billions by exploiting Native 'loophole' at FCC (February 26, 2015)

Charles W. Ergen, the billionaire who controls the satellite TV provider Dish Network, and his company are about to make a cool $3.25 billion — courtesy of the American taxpayer.


House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (January 27, 2015)

The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.


Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska
Obama to seek stronger protections for wildlife refuge in Alaska (January 26, 2015)

The proposal drew immediate condemnation from the state's Congressional delegation.


Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (December 19, 2014)

We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.


Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill
Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.


House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)

The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.


House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)

Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.