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Filed Under: Law | National
Alaska to recognize tribal domestic violence protection orders (07/31)
Attorney General Craig Richards issued a formal opinion that said the orders to not have to be entered into the state system to be valid.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship (07/31)
Marty Aranaydo came down from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, after spending nearly 40 hours there in protest of energy development.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | Opinion
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (07/28)
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska (07/24)
The continuation of the State of Alaska’s response to the public safety vacuum in rural and remote Alaska is literally a matter of life and death.

Filed Under: Business
Calista Corporation chooses first woman as leader of board (07/24)
Margaret Pohjola was chosen by her fellow directors to serve as chairwoman for a one-year term.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/23)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (07/23)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (07/22)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states (07/01)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.

Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
BIA adopts new policy regarding federal recognition process (06/30)
All groups seeking recognition, clarification or affirmation of their status must follow the same rules.

Filed Under: Law | National
Alaska Native man finally out on parole in 1997 homicide case (06/30)
Four men were convicted of a crime they insist they did not commit and are seeking a new trial.

Filed Under: Business | National | Sports
Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx for ties to racist mascot (06/29)
President Richard Peterson of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes called the Washington NFL team's name 'offensive.'

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes tread new ground in states without marriage equality laws (06/24)
The Tlingit and Haida Tribes has had trouble getting its laws recognized by the state of Alaska.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Joel Reynolds: Saying goodbye to Native elder Bobby Andrew (06/23)
I didn't expect the Pebble Mine would outlast Bobby Andrew. He was a fighter who never seemed to get tired.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

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