Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...Alaskans to remember a Tlingit Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to set aside Nov. 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff...
State | Local | AK legislature
Speaker criticizes treatment of Natives

...Ginnis asked delegates to consider a resolution asking the federal government to treat Alaska Natives under the same civil rights legislation as other Native Americans.Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who spoke to delegates by videoconference...
State | AK legislature
Who are our heroes?

...court mirrored the ANB's teamwork in Southeast communities as they fought for and won an impressive list of Native and civil rights issues. They are all heroes."I played my best ball inside," Metlakatla's Tom Booth told me. Inside meant prison...
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

...felt more morally compelled to file it than out of any sort of a vote-counting exercise." He later called it a civil rights issue.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he disagrees with French's proposal and said he...
State | AK legislature
Juneau lawmakers weigh in on same-sex marriage

...delegate, Rep. Cathy Munoz, said she supports equal civil rights but does not believe it should be called marriage to...with gay and heterosexual couples having the same civil rights."A civil union is an opportunity to extend equal...
State | AK legislature
Celebrate civil rights on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day today

...Elizabeth Peratrovich is an icon of civil rights victories in Alaska. Feb. 16...husband, Roy, was one of many civil rights activists who pushed Alaska to...the grandson of Alaska Native Civil Rights activist Andrew Hope, he described...
Native American groups seek child welfare probe

...child welfare systems, saying civil rights violations there are rampant...assistant attorney general for civil rights, that there is "minimal federal...letter states. "Although these civil rights violations are well-known and...
Nudging students toward success

...talked in science classes about salmon, in woodworking class about carving, and in history and civics classes about civil rights in Alaska. He also taught students how to make and mend a net for fishing, a hands-on project that had Smith and...
Alaska Science Forum: Climate researcher: There's still time, but not much

...human-made climate change as a moral issue and hopes people will rise to action as they did against slavery and for civil rights.His plan of action includes a "carbon fee," which he proposes as an agreement between the world's two largest emitters...
Abortion, anti-discrimination bill things to watch this week in the Legislature

...housing, credit based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The state historically has been at the forefront of civil rights legislation in giving women the right to vote in 1913 and passing anti-discrimination legislation protecting Alaska...
State | AK legislature


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