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Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

...of a new statute explicitly authorizing its tribal court to conduct marriage ceremonies - with...treatment for same-sex couples.Expanding the tribal court is part of a wider effort to exercise tribal sovereignty, a priority of President Richard...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/same-sex-marriage-mixes-tribal-sovereig
Local

...is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural traditions of the Alutiiq, an Alaska Native tribal people. Representatives of Kodiak Alutiiq organizations govern the museum with funding from charitable contributions, memberships...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-0
Art
Fabe stresses importance of rural, tribal relations

...Wednesday stressed the importance of working with tribal courts and the need to maintain rural access...cases to local restorative justice programs and tribal courts' role in making decisions on tribal children.Fabe said the court system also...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/fabe-stresses-importance-rural-tribal-r
State | AK legislature
United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group 'outraged,' insulted by Red Chris opening in Stikine watershed

The United Tribal Transboundary Working Group, a coalition of many of Southeast Alaska's tribes, issued a press release earlier this week saying...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/united-tribal-transboundary-mining-w
Outdoors
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...are heating up: On Monday, about 200 tribal leaders attended a meeting of the National...topic also is on the agenda of a major tribal economic summit in Las Vegas next month...negligent to miss out on this."He said tribal leaders already are drafting regulations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
State
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...Conservation's Village Safe Water program.Funding for such projects has leveled off at just above $60 million per year, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's David Beveridge said. That money comes from a mix of state and federal sources. The consortium works...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Minister Bennett's words carry little weight for Alaskans

...livelihoods from healthy fisheries. For months now, we (Alaska's congressional delegation, its largest and most powerful tribal organizations, municipalities, and fishing and tourism organizations) have hammered on the U.S. State Department, the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn-minister-bennetts-words-carry
Opinion
'Water Is Life' Film Fest kicks off March 4

...Waterkeeper's debut video, "Water is Life," which shares the stories of commercial and subsistence fishermen, business owners, tribal leaders, and residents of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Telegraph Creek. The film festival will also feature "Journey to the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/water-life-film-fest-kicks-march-4
Outdoors
Alaska premiere of salmon, Pebble film

Commercial salmon fishermen, tribal representatives, sport anglers and salmon lovers will convene in Anchorage for the Alaska premiere of the award-winning film...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-premiere-salmon-pebble-film
Outdoors
Writers Weir: Grand Camp (Elizabeth Peratrovich poem)

...water was life to the landOf prosperous trade and plentiful game, when love was rich in the ClansTheir eyes tell stories of Tribal journeys for eyes are the truest of booksThe stories are read where tears have been shed 'cause loss can be found in a look...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/writers-weir-grand-camp-elizabeth-peratro
Art

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