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Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...ice-choked waters far from infrastructure that's routinely available at other drilling sites.Conservation and Alaska Native groups sued to stop the sale. The groups said the former Minerals Management Service had based its environmental review...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/shell-gets-ok-arctic-drilling
State | AK legislature
NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

...population dwindled steadily through the 1980s and early '90s. The decline accelerated between 1994 and 1998 when Alaska Natives harvested nearly half the remaining 650 whales in only four years.The National Marine Fisheries Service initially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/noaa-says-cook-inlet-beluga-numbers-inc
State
XBoundary film presents views from both sides of the border

...The film tackles tough issues Southeast Alaska faces from neighboring Canada. Through the voices of fishermen, Alaska Natives, First Nations, tourism guides, and others, Xboundary explores the huge threats to the Alaska/B.C. transboundary...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/xboundary-film-presents-views-both-s
Outdoors
What's happening this week

...5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, Walter Soboleff Building. Hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute for Alaska Native families with children ages 0-5. Storytelling, songs and other cultural activities. Details: Jackie Kookesh...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-1
Art
Juneau library to launch Alaska Native history project

Juneau library to launch Alaska Native history project The Juneau Public...system will collect stories by Alaska Natives about their educational experiences...Weigel sought advice from local Alaska Natives, including Sorrel Goodwin, a...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/juneau-library-launch-alaska-native-histo
Art
Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...Alaska.Only one-quarter of 1 percent of Alaska is private land. If it weren't for the state's 27 percent and Alaska Natives' 12 percent, economic development would be nearly non-existent.Much of the federal land is off limits to development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-25/alaska-editorial-youtube-perfect-venu
Opinion
Gold Medal brackets shine

...Billy" Bean and Ray Peterson, who suffered health problems just prior to the tournament.Mr. Peterson was at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and Mr. Bean was at Juneau's Bartlett Regional Hospital.Players would also help up...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/gold-medal-brackets-shine
Sports
SHI to sponsor first family night for Baby Raven Reads

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a family night for Alaska Native families with children ages 0-5.This free event is part of SHI's Baby Raven Reads program, which promotes pre-literacy...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-7
Art
Symphony conductor candidate #3 to lead concerts

...orchestra should be connected with local culture. If he gets the job, he said he looks forward to finding out more about Alaska Native cultures in the area."I think the symphony orchestra in Juneau can and should compliment Juneau culture and Alaskan...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-2
Art
My Turn: Steps taken to prevent future Coast Guard wildlife violations

...natural resources. "Many of your neighbors derive their livelihoods from Alaska's fish and game, and for many Alaska Natives, subsistence hunting and fishing is much more than a form of recreation, it is a way of life and life sustaining...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-19/my-turn-steps-taken-prevent-future-co
Opinion

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