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Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention

...decade left before erosion begins to force people from their homes, said Millie Hawley, president of Kivalina's tribal council.Villagers say a couple homes near the village lagoon are already threatened by erosion, which has come within 3...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/residents-eroding-village-welcome-obama
State
Panel sides with new group in tribal dispute

...Indian Appeals stepped in to review a 2013 ruling by a Bureau of Indian Affairs official that determined the sitting tribal council no longer represented the Yup'ik Eskimo community of Newtok for bureau funding purposes. The old council appealed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/panel-sides-new-group-tribal-dispute
State
Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

...through the program. The application process opened June 12, 2014.Alaska groups receiving grants:? Cook Inlet Tribal Council, $600,000 to buy land for a 23-unit senior rental housing project? Eklutna Native Village, $600,000 to build...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/feds-award-almost-7-million-tribes-hous
State
Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

...emergency as it shut down water intake systems and stopped diverting water from the San Juan River.Members of the tribal council were frustrated during a special meeting Monday and echoed the sentiment of New Mexico and Utah officials that the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-11/officials-downstream-colorado-mine-s
Outdoors
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...emergency as it shut down water intake systems and stopped diverting water from the San Juan River.Members of the tribal council were frustrated during a special meeting Monday and echoed the sentiment of New Mexico officials that the federal...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-10/residents-demand-health-answers-mine
Regional News
Decision expected on Alaska tribal leadership dispute

...Interior Board of Indian Appeals stepped in to review a 2013 ruling by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that said the sitting tribal council no longer represented the Yup'ik Eskimo community of Newtok for bureau funding purposes. The old council appealed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/decision-expected-alaska-tribal-leaders
State
Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...40 square miles, but it is moving away from the village, said Paul Mountain, tribal administrator for the Nulato Tribal Council. A recent light rain also helped calm the fire a bit."But that doesn't mean it's over," Mountain said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/weekend-rains-bring-relief-wildfire-cre
State
Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

...40 square miles, but it is moving away from the village, said Paul Mountain, tribal administrator for the Nulato Tribal Council. A recent light rain also helped calm the fire a bit."But that doesn't mean it's over," Mountain said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/weekend-rains-bring-relief-alaska-wildf
State
Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...acres was 1 mile outside Nulato, an Athabascan community of about 250.Paul Mountain, administrator for the Nulato Tribal Council, said the fire broke out as conditions are dry and hot. Smoke was visible in the village, he said."It's still...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/wildfires-flare-interior
State
Village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths

...officers' killings.The Tanana Tribal Council approved a resolution that said...into the troopers' backs.The tribal council unanimously approved a resolution...executive director of the Tanana Tribal Council. "He didn't even show up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/village-confirms-banishment-after-troop
State

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