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Alaska Native land-claims leader dies

FAIRBANKS - Don Wright, an Alaska Native leader who was a force behind a landmark tribal lands compensation law, has died at age 84. Wright died July 5, according to a release by the family that was distributed by Doyon Ltd.
Gov. Parnell calls Fleener comments 'tall tale'

...anniversary," Sharon Leighow, Parnell's press secretary, said. "Further, the governor informed the Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors of his absence when they met with the governor in early May." Parnell also expressed his...
Education a sticking point as session ends

JUNEAU - State lawmakers were trying to reach an agreement Sunday on a broad-reaching education bill, with the clock winding down on the 90-day session.
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate forum turns to subsistence

...victory for rural Alaskans who rely on hunting and fishing or subsistence. The decision was praised by the Alaska Federation of Natives and by Begich, who opposed the state lawsuit.Moderator Sarah Lukin asked Treadwell and Sullivan what they...
State | AK legislature
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...are very pleased with the Supreme Court's wise decision to uphold the rulings of the lower courts," The Alaska Federation of Natives Co-Chair Tara Sweeney said in a statement. "This is not only a victory for Katie John and her family...
Parnell handles range of questions in online town hall

...would not be just a "one-time shot," he said.Groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools, Alaska Federation of Natives and NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, have called for a bigger boost in the base student allocation...
State | AK legislature
AFN Announces Honoring Our Children Day

ANCHORAGE ? The Alaska Federation of Natives' announced April 26 as Honoring Our Children Day. AFN and its members issued this statewide invitation for collaborative, community...
Honoring artistic Alaskans in Juneau for the first time in over a decade. After being held for many years in conjunction with the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention in Anchorage or Fairbanks in October, Juneau will again serve as the venue for this important...
Overfishing charges reinstated against Kookesh, others

The Alaska Court of Appeals has reinstated overfishing charges against former state senator Albert Kookesh and two other men. The court's decision was released Friday and reverses a Sitka district court judge's 2010 dismissal of the charges.
Letter: I'm one of 40,000

...Association, Alaska Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage NAACP, and Anchorage Faith and Action/Congregations Together. We all want Gov. Parnell to...


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