Corps’ final EIS on Pebble mine draws criticism from Native leadership

Regional and tribal Alaska Native leaders say that the final environmental impact statement on the proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska shows that their concerns about the potential impact of the mine on the Bristol Bay watershed were not taken seriously.

Feds okay gravel road for Ambler mining district

Plans for a state funded 210-mile gravel road that would provide access to a proposed Canadian mine in the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska have been approved by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Park Service.

Molly of Denali wins prestigious media honors

An animated PBS KIDS series about an Alaska Native girl living in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska, is winning fans among children and the attention of national news media too.

Tribal nations appeal ruling over federal virus relief funds

Tribal nations are challenging a court decision that allows Alaska Native corporations to receive a share of $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding set aside for tribes.

Judge: Alaska corporations can get tribal virus relief money

Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of coronavirus relief funding set aside for tribes, a federal judge ruled in a case that has been closely watched around Indian Country.

Alaska tribe to decide fate of Captain Cook statue

The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal as monuments to historical figures are being dismantled across the country.

Edgmon to address AFN in Anchorage

Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, will be the keynote speaker at the 54th annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, set for Oct. 15-17.

SEITC’s chief executive Peterman retires

Officials with the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission have announced the retirement of Tis Peterman, who has served as executive director of SEITC since 2017.

Senate honors successes of indigenous women

A resolution recognizing the contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women, highlighting their service in the military, efforts to break down gender barriers, and work to advance civil rights, has passed the U.S. Senate.

Indigenous leaders connecting on transboundary issues

Transboundary mining issues that threaten wild salmon habitat in Southeast Alaska, a matter of concern to indigenous peoples and commercial fishermen on both sides of the border, are attracting more attention from the International Joint Commission.

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