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My Turn: It's time for a better dialogue on mining

...Seabridge engaged with a broad array of Alaskan and federal U.S. environmental representatives, the general public and tribal citizens, as well as with B.C. and Canadian government officials. Even though an environmental assessment certificate has...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-02/my-turn-its-time-better-dialogue-mini
Opinion
My Turn: Young leaders lend voices on culture and climate change

...said his dream in life is to keep the porcupine caribou safe from environmental harm; Haley recently participated in the Inter Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress and is a member of a whaling crew in her home town of Barrow; Barae is president of the West...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-young-leaders-lend-voices-cul
Opinion
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...Native living in Kotzebue and mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough. He has served on President Obama's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience as well as on the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission and the Alaska Northern...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-changing-arctic-presents-oppo
Opinion
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...largest utility-grade wind installation in the nation, funding the project by $1.8 billion in bonds issued through a multi-tribal power authority.In December, 2014, Moody's Investors Service lowered Alaska's credit "outlook" from stable to negative...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
Scientists, tribe study shrinking glacier

...warm up faster, making it harder for salmon to spawn or migrate to the ocean."Climate change will impact the ability of tribal members to harvest fish in the future," said Oliver Grah, water resources manager for the tribe, which has teamed up with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/scientists-tribe-study-shrinking-glacie
State
Panel sides with new group in tribal dispute

...panel has sided with the new leaders in a tribal power dispute that has stalled efforts...Affairs official that determined the sitting tribal council no longer represented the Yup'ik...of continuing authority."Tom John, tribal administrator of the new council, applauded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/panel-sides-new-group-tribal-dispute
State
Decision expected on Alaska tribal leadership dispute

...appeals panel is expected to announce a decision Friday in a tribal leadership dispute that has complicated efforts to relocate...ruling by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that said the sitting tribal council no longer represented the Yup'ik Eskimo community...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/decision-expected-alaska-tribal-leaders
State
My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...interest the discussion about creating tribal trust lands (Indian Country) in Alaska...funding that is brought into Alaska by tribal organizations to pay for health care...Angoon. In the 1930s and 1940s these early tribal organizations owned canneries, fish traps...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/my-turn-indian-country-would-succeed-wh
Opinion
Letter: Creating reservation in Alaska is 'insane'

...Peterson supporting the establishment of tribal trust lands in Alaska and in essence saying...allow the Secretary of Interior to accept tribal lands in trust, thereby creating Indian...regulation, claims to regulate and tax for tribal purposes, assertions of sovereignty over...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-14/letter-creating-reservation-alaska-in
Letters
A truth-challenged view of land trust

...fear-mongering being smeared around Alaska by opponents of tribal trust land. Then I saw the blog posted by Suzanne Downing...a fiction that has never devastated the millions of acres of tribal trust land in the Lower 48 states.Fourth, trust land does...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-12/truth-challenged-view-land-trust
Letters

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