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American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...The treaty protects waters flowing across the border.Carrie James, treasurer of the Ketchikan Indian Community tribal council and fellow co-chair of the transboundary working group, said the resolutions passed unanimously at both organizations...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
St. Vincent family 'adoption' program in dire need

...custody of them in 2008. "I really wasn't ready for another small one."Brown, who in the past has worked for the tribal council, the state of Alaska and the city of Hoonah, was making do until 2011. One of her four sons died unexpectedly due...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/st-vincent-family-adoption-program-dire
Local
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

...develop a real solution - not just vague verbal assurances - to ensure that upstream industrial development does not threaten downstream interests. ? Joel Jackson has 20 years of service with the Organized Village of Kake tribal council.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-03/my-turn-bc-mining-minister-gives-fals
Opinion
'Never Alone': Alaska Native culture and language enters the world of video games

...exception. This is what sets "Never Alone" apart immediately. The project was conceived and launched by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a tribal nonprofit organization based in Anchorage, which created Upper One Games, the first Indigenous-owned...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/never-alone-alaska-native-culture-and-lan
Art
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...Yup'ik Eskimo community of 675 received the plumbing in an earlier project.Phillip Peter, chairman of the village tribal council, lives in one of the homes without plumbing. The 63-year-old has lived in the village most of his life and said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
State
$60M awarded in tribal housing grants

...new jobs and revenue from fuel sales and increased traffic at a convenience store.- $600,000 for the Cook Inlet Tribal Council to help pay for a 23-unit senior housing complex in East Anchorage.Other Indian Community Development Block Grant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/60m-awarded-tribal-housing-grants
State
My Turn: 'Choose Respect' should mean action, not rhetoric

...the record. Has Sullivan chosen respect?As Alaska's attorney general, Sullivan litigated against the Kaltag Tribal Council's decision to remove child custody from abusive parents. Sullivan, like Gov. Sean Parnell, has consistently...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-23/my-turn-choose-respect-should-mean-ac
Opinion
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...Yup'ik Eskimo community of 675 received the plumbing in an earlier project.Phillip Peter, chairman of the village tribal council, lives in one of the homes without plumbing. The 63-year-old has lived in the village most of his life and said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State
Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...Assemblyman Darcie Salmon said representatives of the Knik Tribal Council approached him Aug. 20 with interest in the Susitna.Knik Tribal Council leadership could not be reached for comment regarding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/mat-su-officials-meet-feds-over-ferry-b
State
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...well into the future," said Chief Shane Gottfriedson, Tribal Spokesperson, in a release from the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. "When Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper changed the environmental legislation without first nation's consultation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/advocates-tailings-dam-breach-warning-a
Local

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