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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-26/tlingit-haida-hires-court-judge
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/feds-back-native-group-artifacts-probe
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-09/my-turn-gov-walker-must-boot-boogie-m
Opinion
'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.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-03/every-voice-matters
Art
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

The history of gold rushes has no shortage of scams.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/beaten-path-transboundary-mining-eff
Outdoors
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
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

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-12/truth-challenged-view-land-trust
Letters
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.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/celebrating-clean-water
Art
Tlingit and Haida adopts new marriage statute

By a unanimous vote on Feb. 20, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's (Central Council) Executive Council, a governing board of seven elected council members, adopted a new tribal statute clearly authorizing its Tribal Court to conduct marriage ceremonies, divorce proceedings, and establish custody arrangements.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-12
Art
Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has announced its adoption of a new statute explicitly authorizing its tribal court to conduct marriage ceremonies - with equal treatment for same-sex couples.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/same-sex-marriage-mixes-tribal-sovereig
Local

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