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After Bennett visit, groups are cautiously optimistic of progress

At a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon, environmental, fishing and Native leaders said they were optimistic about the outcome of Juneau meetings between Alaskans and a British Columbia delegation led by provincial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/after-bennett-visit-groups-are-cautious
State | Local
Tribes, public work toward unified voice

...elected representatives and Alaska Native leaders - that he is listening to their...called "historic."But although Native leaders commended the state for its...then.Ultimately, Mallott told Native leaders on Wednesday the state's role...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-07/tribes-public-work-toward-unified-voice
Local
Warming climate leaves fewer walrus to hunt

...Diomede Island, only a few miles from Russia. The community of 120 harvested one walrus in 2014, prompting city and Native leaders to seek assistance from the state.This year, 10 walrus were harvested, according to Diomede hunter Robert Soolook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/warming-climate-leaves-fewer-walrus-hun
State
Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.Vera Metcalf, a Native leader in Nome who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that the program allows indigenous residents from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/some-natives-allowed-visa-free-travel-r
State
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

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