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2 former tribal agency execs charged with theft

ANCHORAGE - A federal grand jury has indicted two former executives for embezzling from the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, which advocates for tribal governments in Alaska.The grand jury returned the indictment Friday in U.S...
Natives file brief in greenhouse lawsuit

...lawsuit. The "friend of the court" brief filed Monday was submitted by Trustees for Alaska on behalf of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, and Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands...
Stevens tries to kill tribal courts

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, with a few sentences tucked into a spending bill, is moving to end federal funding for Alaska tribal courts and tribal police officers. Instead, several million dollars in Department of Justice grants would be diverted to the state to pay for state court magistrates and Alaska's Village Public Safety Officer program. Stevens, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, explained the shift as a matter of efficiency. There is not enough money for each of Alaska's 227 federally recognized tribes to have its own court system and police force, says a committee report explaining the provision in the spending bill the panel passed last week.
Bethel Native organization claims immunity

...and has chosen not to, Mitchell said. An opposing argument, written by Heather Kendall-Miller for the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, says tribes as defined by the federal government have always existed here regardless of what they were called...
Court: Bush cops are good enough

...Anchorage. An appeal to the state Supreme Court is likely, said Mike Williams of Akiak, chairman of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council and one of the original plaintiffs in the case. Williams said one goal in the law enforcement case was to...
Alaska Digest the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council. Village residents said police are underfunded...sponsored by the Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, was the need to beef up the village public...
Alaska villages gladly await oil aid from Venezuela

...said Steve Sumida, deputy director for the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council in Anchorage. "Who else is providing the assistance...75 percent Alaska Native, according to the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council. Citgo has given millions of gallons of discounted...
Doling out oil donation proves a challenge much more difficult than rebutting the critics of Citgo's gift. Under a contract between Citgo and the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, the eligible households cannot receive money for the fuel until all the addresses and names of the household...
Tribal groups seek efficiency to avoid forced consolidation

...most from federal funding. "But that's your decision, not mine," Stevens told the AFN gathering. The Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, meeting in Anchorage this week, is devoting its annual three-day convention to the issue. Since Stevens...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska in general is ``more than twice as high as the national average.'' Mike Williams, chairman of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, said violence against Natives is in part the result of low law enforcement staffing in villages. In Anchorage...


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