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Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...support Wednesday for having 20 Alaska Native languages join English as the...approved."It's recognition that Alaska Native languages are Alaska's languages...Juneau's newest representative, Alaska Native Sam Kito III, rose in support...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
Expert: Westboro Baptist protesters unlikely to show

...institutions, despite their announcements to do so.The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka has announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center and ChangePoint, a nondenominational church, both in Anchorage on June 1.Southern Poverty Law Center...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/expert-westboro-baptist-protesters-unli
State
Kansas church plans Alaska Native center protest

ANCHORAGE - A Topeka, Kan., church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.The Westboro Baptist Church says in an online flyer published Sunday that it plans to send...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kansas-church-plans-alaska-native-cente
State
Alaska Center for the Book seeks award nominations

...spoken and written word. Alaska Center for the Book participates in Reading Rendezvous, Letters About Literature, Alaska Native Heritage Month, the National Book Festival and other events and programs.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/alaska-center-book-seeks-award-nomination
Art
Saxman adds $5M MIEX system to treat its water

...MIEX process, which was installed with help from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The new facility was built...facility, located at 728 Dog Salmon Ave. There will be Alaska Native dancers at the event, and two red cedar carvings located...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/saxman-adds-5m-miex-system-treat-its-wa
State
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...than 2,000 allegations of child sexual abuse with more than 1800 individual victims, over 40 percent of whom were Alaska Native children.If enacted, Alaska would be the thirteenth state in the nation to pass Erin's Law. SB216 now heads to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
Global, national economics influence Alaska

...project.In addition to resource extraction, Northrim specializes in business banking primarily in two other arenas: Alaska Native corporations and healthcare.The healthcare branch plays host to one of the companies more substantial affiliates...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/global-national-economics-influence-ala
Local | AK legislature
Tlingit and Haida to elect new president

...Empire report. His term was scheduled to end in April 2008. Juneau's Bill Martin, now Grand Camp President of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, took his place. Thomas was back at the post in 2010 and is retiring for good this time around, assembly co-organizer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/tlingit-and-haida-elect-new-president-e
Local
"Art of Place: Song" to be presented Friday

...dance group, received a Mayor's Award for the Arts, Volunteer for the Arts, in recognition of his work in sharing Alaska Native cultures and traditions through storytelling, drumming, song and dance. "Audible Art Of Place: Song," begins...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/art-place-song-be-presented-friday
Art
Sealaska to distribute $12M to shareholders

...tribal member shareholders in perpetuity," he said.Sealaska has nearly 21,600 shareholders, the highest among Alaska Native corporations, the release stated. The corporation has distributed $550 million to shareholders since its inception...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-04/sealaska-distribute-12m-shareholders
Local

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