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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...Minister Sergey Lavrov didn't attend the meeting, citing a prior commitment - an absence lamented publicly by one Alaskan Native representative."It is important that we speak openly about the tensions between Russia and the West," Michael...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
State
UPDATE: Man claims to have bomb, robs Mendenhall Valley bank

...Empire's website or JPD's Facebook page. In a press release, JPD described the suspect as being either a white or Alaskan Native male between 40 to 60 years old with "grey scruffy facial hair." He was wearing blue jeans, a black hooded coat...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/man-claims-have-bomb-robs-mendenhall-va
Local
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...to revitalize the mine, but those failed for financial reasons and to this day acid continues to taint the Taku. Alaskans - Native tribes, commercial fishermen, local governments and ordinary residents - feel it is not at all respectful to leave...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/empire-editorial-topic-transboundary-
Opinion
Empire Editorial: The price of a windfall

...that Doyon's success will harm the ability of other Native corporations to do business with the federal government. Doyon and its shareholders will take home a windfall, but other Alaskans - Native and not - may be left with the bill.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/price-windfall
Opinion
Students learn about tribal traditions

Alaskan Native culture came to life for students and parents Wednesday at a cultural luncheon showcasing art and notebooks filled with research...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/students-learn-about-tribal-traditions
Local
Recent Alaska books

...home from island to island in a three-month journey. Author John Smelcer, poetry editor of "Rosebud," is an Alaskan Native of the Ahtna tribe, and the last tribal member who reads and writes in Ahtna. He divides his time between Talkeetna...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/recent-alaska-books
Art
New Alaska books

...home from island to island in a three-month journey. Author John Smelcer, poetry editor of "Rosebud," is an Alaskan Native of the Ahtna tribe, and the last tribal member who reads and writes in Ahtna. He divides his time between Talkeetna...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/new-alaska-books
Art
Letter to the Editor: Dan Sullivan doesn't respect privacy

...Alaska. He won't state his support of the amendments to the Violence Against Women Act - that would assure that Alaskan Native women in tribes (not just reservations) would still have protection.These anti-woman policies are all radical...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-dan-sullivan-doesnt-res
Letters
All gave some, some gave all

...ceremony, Munoz joined some veterans who each took a flag and planted it before the memorial in honor of Southeast Alaskan Natives veterans killed in action.As one of the final events of the ceremony, Juneau's own Lyle James sang a song for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/all-gave-some-some-gave-all
State | Local | Derby
App makes children's book series available in Cup'ik

...languages.Whicker said the Cup'ik version is a way of helping to preserve Native languages."Now we have 20 Alaskan Native languages, some on the verge of being very endangered and some on the verge of disappearing," he said. "And we're...

http://juneauempire.com/2014-07-17/app-makes-childrens-book-series-available-cup

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