Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tag: Alaska Native

Alaska Eskimo group seeks hike in whaling harvest quotas

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission is seeking a significant increase in the number of bowhead whales that can be harvested annually by...

Indian Health Service sets standards for patient wait times

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Indian Health Service has set standards for patient wait times more than a year after being criticized by a government...

Lawmakers approve designating Indigenous Peoples Day

JUNEAU — Columbus Day would be known as Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska under a measure passed by the state Legislature. The bill, which passed...

Measure supports protection of transboundary waters

Legislature passed April 6 by the House Special Committee on Fisheries urges protection of fish habitat in Southeast Alaska waterways from mine development and...

Capitol Report: Money issues heating up

By Senator Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak For The Cordova Times Greetings from the Capitol. After a cold and snowy start to the month, Juneau has started to...

Native workforce bill moves to Senate

A bill amending 1992 Indian employment and training legislation to grant tribes certain hearing and appeal rights if the Interior Department disapproves a tribe’s...

Transition of APU to tribal college is lengthy process

Plans for Alaska Pacific University and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to transition APU to a tribal college are progressing slowly, in a...

Conceptual artist from Cordova makes waves in Seattle

Conceptual artist Christine Babic is making waves in Seattle’s art community. The Seattle Center on Contemporary Art, CoCA, chose Babic, a Chugach Alutiiq Native from...

AFN announces keynote addresses

Emil Notti, who served as the first president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, will deliver a keynote address at AFN’s 50th anniversary gathering...

Bill creates Native children’s commission

A bipartisan bill aimed at improving the lives of Native American children has passed Congress unanimously and now awaits President Obama’s signature. S.246 establishes the...