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My Turn: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...global warming.Located 75 miles north of the Arctic Circle is Arctic Village, home to the northernmost of all North American Indian nations, the native Gwich'in. This area encompasses 15 villages and small towns of about 7,000 Gwich'in. Because...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-14/my-turn-gwichin-vs-climate-change
Opinion
Native Voices traveling exhibit opens in Juneau April 14

...was created in consultation with Alaska Natives, American Indians, and Native Hawaiians, and examines how wellness...how the determinants of health for Alaska Natives, American Indians, and Native Hawaiians are tied to community, the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/native-voices-traveling-exhibit-opens-jun
Art
Lawmakers urge more study of changes tribal recognition

...the U.S. Interior Department Thursday to slow down an overhaul of the rules for granting federal recognition to American Indian tribes, saying more study is needed of problems that could result from lowering the bar for the coveted status...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-urge-more-study-changes-triba
State
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

...percent of Alaska's voting-age population, the highest percentage of any state, according to National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center numbers. The voter turnout rate for Native people across the country is 5 to 14 percent lower...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...be amended to prevent groups from making unlimited campaign contributions. SJR7The state supports the idea of an American Indians Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. SJR8The U.S. Congress should ensure independent military investigators...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
Teri Rofkar to be awarded honorary doctorate by UAS

...Museum of Natural History in New York, Spirit Wrestlers Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, Fuller Museum in Boston, and the Denver Museum of Natural History, among others.For the festivities...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-4
Art
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...discussions are heating up: On Monday, about 200 tribal leaders attended a meeting of the National Congress of American Indians, which included a closed-to-the-press panel discussion with Justice Department officials on marijuana legalization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
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
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

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