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Orutsararmiut Native Council opposed Donlin mine

A survey conducted by the Orutsararmiut Native Council of over 300 tribal members found that most tribal members oppose the proposed Donlin Gold mine.

Biden to protect Native American sacred site, boost safety

President Joe Biden plans to showcase his commitment to Native Americans on Monday, Nov. 15 by taking steps to improve public safety and justice for their communities.
David Tucker performs at Native Village of Eyak’s 26th annual Sobriety Celebration. (Nov. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

NPS celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Indigenous traditions, languages and other contributions are being honored in November by the National Park Service with events celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

Pratt Museum exhibits works by famed Inupiat artist

It’s not his first solo show at Homer’s Pratt Museum, but for aficionados of the work of sculptor, silversmith and woodcarver Ron Senungetuk it’s significant to see the cumulative impact of 55 years of the internationally renowned artist’s work.

AFN convention goes online-only Dec. 13-14

Safety precautions have prompted the Alaska Federation of Natives to opt to hold a second annual convention online only, rather than as the indoor gathering that attracts thousands of attendees every year.

DHSS says flu shots are more important than ever

State health officials and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are teaming up to implore Alaskans to get vaccinated against the flu before the end of October, to help protect individuals and prevent additional stress on the state’s medical providers.

Cup’ik activist calls for economic solutions for a changing planet

"We can’t keep compromising our climate and polluting our waters, lands and community health for jobs," Sophie Swope said.

Resolution honors memory of Native boarding school victims

A House resolution supporting a national day of remembrance for Native American children who died while attending federal Indian boarding schools, and recognizing those who survived has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska.

Alaska Native remains reburied at Point Spencer

A plane carrying a box of delicately packaged, unidentified human remains touched down on a dirt runway at Point Spencer on Aug. 12.

Volunteers help kids study Native language and culture

Throughout Native Village of Eyak's Culture Week, students learn about Indigenous languages, crafts and cultural traditions.

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LAW & ORDER: June 27-July 3

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 27 through July 3, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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