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Alaska Native land-claims leader dies

...regional Native corporation. Wright died in Kenai, Doyon spokeswoman Lessa Peter said.Wright was head of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1971 when then-President Richard Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act into law, the Fairbanks...
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

...had expected it to be attached to a budget bill.Groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools, Alaska Federation of Natives and NEA-Alaska called for an increase in funding through the formula over what the House proposed, as a...
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...
Constitutional amendment through a historical lens

...Alaska's leadership.In a recent opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News, Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, wrote, "With all due respect to the Governor's concern about inaction on school choice for 11 years...
Tlingit-Haida hosts 'Native Issues' legislative forum

...its population and how expensive it to "work, live and raise families here."Future forums will include Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka, Republican senators Fred Dyson and Peter Micciche and Democrats Rep. Ben Nageak and...
State | Local | AK legislature
Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities to be celebrated tonight

...dinner in Anchorage, in conjunction with the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.The public reception honoring...Native interests through the creation of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1966, and has served as its executive director...


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