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Man seeks to reclaim his 22 cats

ANCHORAGE - It was still summer when Jim Hershberger packed up his 22 cats at his homestead in the Mentasta Mountains, hauled them down a mountain on a sled and loaded them into a raft. After a short river trip, he drove 250 miles to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-27/man-seeks-reclaim-his-22-cats
State
Those near epicenter felt the power

MENTASTA LAKE - When the earthquake struck this...hurt. The most serious injury came when Mentasta elder Cherry Nicolai fell on the ice and...in Jesus," said Kathryn Martin, the Mentasta Lake tribal administrator. "We just...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111202/sta_quake.shtml
News
Appeal turns AFN against governor

...rights and continue her fight in the direction it takes us in the days to come,'' Loescher said. John, 84, who lives in Mentasta, received several standing ovations as she walked to the podium and told of her early years hunting and fishing in the southeastern...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021600/Loc_afn.html
Local
My Turn: Continuing the work of Katie John

...John legacy. May her life's work survive and may she rest in peace.?Fred John Jr. (Ahtna Athabascan) grew up in Mentasta Lake. He is the son of the late Katie John, an Athabascan elder who sued both the state and the federal government to win...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-09/my-turn-continuing-work-katie-john
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...particle of fat."When the protein finally came to Allen's party, as the salmon returned in June to Suslota Lake in the Mentasta Mountains, Allen walked away from them, obedient to his task and faithful that more food would appear in the unknown ahead...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-07/alaska-science-forum-twenty-weeks-th
Outdoors
Alaska Editorial: Gov. Parnell's decision reignites subsistence battle

...resulted in the federal takeover of subsistence regulation on state lands.Finally, in 2001, Gov. Tony Knowles met with Mentasta elder Katie John and decided not to pursue further state appeals. The strongest basis for his decision was simple - that Native...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-12/alaska-editorial-gov-parnells-decisio
Opinion
Knowles meets with Katie John

...more than 100 people at the village of Mentasta Lake. "That's where I been raised...Tanacross, then drove the 50 miles to Mentasta Lake before traveling by all-terrain...issue. John, an honorary elder to the Mentasta Traditional Council who has a patchwork...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072201/sta_KatieJohn.shtml
News
Oil flowing again after earthquake

...areas, including the cities of Tetlin, Mentasta Lake, Northway, Dot Lake, Chistochina...cracked up in Northway," Knowles said. Mentasta also sustained widespread damage. The...Pilot cars also are being required on the Mentasta Road. Department of Transportation crews...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110702/sta_quake.shtml
News
Quake damage keeps Alaska pipeline closed

...in rural areas. School officials at Mentasta Lake 38 miles southwest of Tok did not...tribal operations specialist for the Mentasta Traditional Council, said a 14-family...several single-family homes and the Mentasta Christian Center. "It looks like there's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110502/sta_quake.shtml
News
Alaska mourns passing of elder Katie John

...At the age of 16, she married Mentasta Traditional Chief Fred John, Sr., and together, made the village of Mentasta their home. They had 20 children...within the Ahtna region, including Mentasta, are merged with Ahtna, Inc.The...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-06-02/alaska-mourns-passing-elder-katie-j
Neighbors

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