Tag Archives: Alaska

Empowering Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections

Call for Applications and Nominations Empowering Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska Nomination deadline: 28 December 2018, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time Application deadline: 10 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. Alaska … Continue reading

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter Regarding Alaska Land into Trust Consultations

Here. The letter is dated July 2–sorry for the delay in posting. Public Meeting Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Juneau, AK Tribal Consultation Friday, August 3, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3 :00 p.m. Ketchikan, AK ANC … Continue reading

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Alaska OCS-Tribal Services Compact

We’ve been getting a number of questions about this compact, likely due to the level and type of press coverage about it in Alaska (see here). We’ve hesitated to post on it, given all the people who know it much … Continue reading

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Alaska AG Opinion on Tribal Self-Governance

Opinion here. Big win for tribes, pulling the state in line with the rest of the country. If you’ve ever wondered how difficult it is in Alaska working for and on behalf of tribes, read this much needed opinion. II. … Continue reading

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Unpublished Notice Case in California Regarding Alaska Native Villages

Here. The Fourth Appellate District does more research than DPSS (the agency tasked with notice), and put it into the decision: Respondent argues that there is no federally recognized “Innuit Eskimo” tribe, so notice was not required. It is not quite … Continue reading

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Alaska Public Media Story on the Kenaitze Joint Jurisdiction Court

Here. Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai is partnering with the State of Alaska to develop the state’s first joint-jurisdiction therapeutic court. Proponents say it’s a step towards better support for community members — both Native and non-Native — who are … Continue reading

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AK Bill Designed to Address Tununak ICWA Case Signed into Law by Governor Walker

Press Release here. House Bill 200 was sponsored by Governor Walker, working in close collaboration with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Tribes. The bill is designed to correct and minimize recent legal barriers that were put in place for … Continue reading

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Maniilaq Association Now Hiring Chief Financial Officer

Job announcement here.

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Alaska Attorney General Publishes Opinion Regarding State Enforcement of Tribal Protection Orders

Link to full press release here  . Attorney General Craig Richards published a formal Attorney General Opinion today regarding whether state and local law enforcement can enforce a tribal protection order that has not been registered with the court system. The … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Article on Climate Change and Yup’ik Fishing

Here. “Subsistence is living from the land,” said Flynn. “It’s what we’ve always done. We go hunt ducks and seals in the ocean in the springtime. Ptarmigan. Salmon. My great-grandfather and grandfather told us we have to be very careful … Continue reading

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