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Tlingit-Haida hires court judge

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska tribal court has announced the hiring of Debra O'Gara as the new presiding judge for the court...
Feds back Native group in artifacts probe

ANCHORAGE - A Massachusetts college was found in violation of a federal law regulating the possession and sale of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint from an organization of Alaska Natives. The U.S.
My Turn: Gov. Walker must boot the Boogie Man

...acquisitions of land in trust should be welcomed - it is good for everyone. ? Richard Peterson is president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a federally recognized Indian tribal government headquartered in Juneau...
'Every Voice Matters'

A new oral history project at the Juneau Public Library is inviting people of all ages to share stories around the theme of Alaska Native educational experiences.
A truth-challenged view of land trust

...Downing is communicating the wrong message for the Alaska Republican Party. Richard Peterson,President, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

The history of gold rushes has no shortage of scams.
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

The Alaska Marine Highway System's budget - and ferry service to several dependent communities - was dealt a significant blow Thursday morning when the House Finance Subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's budget.The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, recommended a $9.5 million cut to the ferry system from the current year's budget.
State | AK legislature
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

A bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, aims to improve voter turnout - especially rural Alaska Native voter turnout, he said during a talk Tuesday in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall downtown. Tuck and Rep.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Rural Governance Commission calls for a new state, tribal relationship

Rural governance is important unfinished business in the State of Alaska. The 1999 report by the Alaska Commission on Rural Governance and Empowerment charted pathways to remedy governance inequities between rural and urban Alaska.
Celebrating clean water

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Southeast Alaskan that doesn't love salmon, or a salmon that doesn't need clean water.


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