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New traveling exhibition on Native concepts of health and illness opens

...accessible to people no matter where they live or work. The Native Voices exhibition concept grew out of meetings with Native leaders in Alaska, Hawai`i and the Lower 48."This exhibition honors the Native tradition of oral history and establishes...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/new-traveling-exhibition-native-concepts-
Art
Study: Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

...some of the most pristine large rivers left on Earth. Sam Demientieff, a longtime Interior river traveler and Alaska Native leader, provided much of the river transportation and expertise required to navigate the silt-filled water and constantly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/study-changing-climate-prompts-borea
Outdoors
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...provides high school students boarding options in a full year or semester setting. Many of our most accomplished Alaska Native leaders, including Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, attended regional boarding schools such as Mt. Edgecombe in Sitka.Cook Inlet...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-30/my-turn-time-revisit-rural-education
Opinion
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...country," Hinterberger said.Meanwhile, Alaska Native leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations...doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Dancing, rising for revolution

...coordinator with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, thanked him for his comments. She noted that Native leaders have sometimes ignored abuse against women and children yet were still recognized in the community as great leaders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/dancing-rising-revolution
Local
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

...Elizabeth and Roy, along with hundreds of Alaska Natives leaders and other people over many years, would not deter...coming closer to liberty and justice for all. Alaska Native leaders continue to participate at the highest levels of government...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-13/my-turn-advancing-peratrovich-legacy
Opinion
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending - not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska's long-term economic future led...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Pot is now legal

...lawmakers and regulators to sort out.Meanwhile, Alaska Native leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations...doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/pot-now-legal
State
Concerns raised about marijuana law

...Alaska Municipal League.North Slope Borough Assemblyman Forrest Olemaun told KUAC that opposition by him and other Native leaders stems from the damage substance abuse has inflicted on indigenous people over the years. He worries legalized pot...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-03/concerns-raised-about-marijuana-law
State
Police seek new leads in Fairbanks fire death

...Tests on the clothing of a man found burned to death in Fairbanks shed little new light on the case, and Alaska Native leaders and city officials are making a new plea for witnesses to come forward.Fairbanks police continue to investigate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/police-seek-new-leads-fairbanks-fire-de
State

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