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State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...and create partnerships with them based on deference, not paternalism, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday.Brian Cladoosby said in the annual State of Indian Nations address that too many reservations are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/state-indian-nations-speech-underlines-
State
Statewide poetry contest runs through March 2

...Whiting Writers' Award recipient, she's on the faculty for the graduate creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is at work on new poems and across genres.The deadline for entries is Monday, March 2, by 6 p.m. Email...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/statewide-poetry-contest-runs-through-mar
Art
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, the same divisive...marijuana business. The overall poverty rate for American Indian and Alaska Natives in 2010 was 28 percent, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

The National Congress of American Indians, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Brotherhood...our rivers and streams is paramount for Alaska Natives and American Indians, especially those who rely on our traditional and customary...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...Hargrave said, recommending vaccination. According to the CDC, compared to the general U.S. population, American Indians and Alaska Natives are more likely to be hospitalized with the flu."Experts aren't sure exactly why, but reasons...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

ANCHORAGE - American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher...said.According to the report, exposure to violence results in American Indian and Alaska Native children experiencing post-traumatic stress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
Native American Heritage Month events scheduled for November

...visit www.sealaskaheritage.org.According to information provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the first American Indian Day was proclaimed in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Nationwide celebration of Native American Heritage Month...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-05/native-american-heritage-month-events-sch
Art
Native American Heritage Month lectures begin Wednesday at SHI

...will be videotaped and posted online.According to information provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the first American Indian Day was proclaimed in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Nationwide celebration of Native American Heritage Month...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-04/native-american-heritage-month-lectures
Local
Alaska Native military service recognized

...tribal communities, one out of every 200 adults has served in the military," according to the National Congress of American Indians.Veterans, as well as family and friends, packed the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. A long line of Native Veterans...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/alaska-native-military-service-recogniz
Local
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...Center for Disease Control's anti-smoking campaign. According to the American Lung Association, Alaska Native and American Indian youths have a 23 percent smoking rate, the highest in the country."When I made that commercial in New York, they...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/alaskan-ghostwalker-speaks-against-smok
Local

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