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Honored to serve Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair with so many inspiring librarians!
Selling fake Alaska Native art as 'authentic' to unsuspecting tourists is illegal: Selling fake Alaska Native art...
Alaska totem masters complete clan house: ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Visitors to the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anc... ht…
Great article about a group visit this summer - Thank you!
Alaska Native News - Tennessee Man and Girlfriend Arrested on Four Murders in Cumberland County
Reading about Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act or "ANSCA", how LAND ownership has given these people and their children a future...
Check out the newest HHS factsheet. "The Affordable Care Act and American Indian and Alaska Native People."
Can't wait to attend the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) annual conference at Cherokee...
Celebrating great achievements annual awards native heritage center
May those who sleep awake to eternal glory. Rest in peace, Aunt Rosie.
Call to Alaska Native artists: ANAF invites you to apply for a Business Training Workshop on October 5 & 6, 2013...
Monique Martin of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium presented at the ANPA Gathering today on the...
Beautiful view from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium building in east
Alaska Native News-News for the People of the Last Frontier - Coast Guard Assists Disabled Tender in Gulf of Alaska
Need to once again highlight epidemic levels of against Native American and Alaska Native women. Join w/ to help
Office of Subsistence Management Director Peltola is first to speak. Starts off identifying his Alaska Native heritage
A great story on a partnership between Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Pacific University to create the Alaska…
Alaska Native Heritage Center's program, Walking in Two Worlds - for middle school students is accepting...
Any Indian or Alaska Native Tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village or community which is recognized by the federal gov is eligible for a
Role of Culture in Drug Abuse Tx Programs for Am Indian & Alaska Native Communities PDF HT
Alaska Native News-Measurements in Greenland Snowpack Show a Significant Reduction in Atmospheric CO in Last 60 Years
Learn about Mary Lou Rock, an Alaska Native actress, in the Athabascan Woman blog.
Our thoughts go out to the passenger who was badly injured in this crash.
Just downloaded the new Tlingit app, now I have 3 Native language apps on my phone:)
see Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Recogni...: Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Nice gathering in Lathrop Hall for the American Indian / Alaska Native welcome night!
Report: No Child Left Behind leaves Native Americans behind By Molly Thompson The so-called "No Child Left Behind" act isn't helping Native American children. Instead, it's forcing assimilation into white, middle class culture, says a report from the National Indian Education Association. The NIEA held 11 hearings nationwide in the past year, including two in Wisconsin (June 2004 and July 2005), on NCLB and Indian education to gather input for recommendations on strengthening the law for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students and their communities. Educators, parents and tribal leaders told the NIEA there are many fundamental problems with the federally mandated testing regulations. NCLB (2001) is the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which was enacted in 1965 to provide guidance and funds to K-12 schools. Cultural differences Speakers at the hearings said NCLB is failing Native children and communities because it doesn't fit the unique situations in their ...
According to the 2010 Census, 91.3% of the population was White (88.7% non-Hispanic white), 2.9% was Black or African American, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.8% from two or more races. 5.0% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin (they may be of any race).
Dear APD: Your in Alaska, a land you dont respect. Greed brought you here, taking a killers job, shooting local people, because you work in fear. Your poorly trained by the worst of pork barrel spenders, in a land they dont respect, serving a public they dont train you to understand. On your time off you: catch Alaskan fish, hunt on Alaskan land and spend Alaskan pay on lavish vacations elsewhere. Your union doesnt understand your budget cuts? Let me explain: Alaska Natives own billions in resources and corporate enterprises, we are not all drunk like your training taught you to believe, our money and votes put polititions in office, all the way to the white house. Alaska Natives are not APD targets anymore. Alaska Native cultures are protected by the government. Washington, D.C. Respects Alaska Native resources more then your personal retirement accounts and lucrative racist pay.. The killing needs to stop
Read EPA's revised draft assessment of the potential impacts of large-scale mining development on Bristol Bay fisheries and wildlife, and on Alaska Native cultures of the region.
A regional non-profit tribal organization is putting several million dollars into creating video games infused with Alaska Native values and culture. Cook Inlet Tribal Council is hoping to engage, empower, and educate young people… and to make money from what it says is the nation’s first indigenous...
Goldbelt, an Alaska Native corporation, owns and operates companies providing government and tourism services. Strong emphasis is given to presenting
Alaska Native corporations say they’re feeling the impacts of Congressional scrutiny and new rules for federal contracts. Previously the corporations, Native American tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations could enter noncompetitive federal contracts of any amount, and the corporations were getti...
Tlingit-Haida 14,825 1,059 6,047 434 22,365 Other specified Alaska Native tribes 2,552 435 841 145 3,973 Alaska Native tribe, not specified 6,161 370 2,053 118 8,702 American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, not specified 3 511,960 (X) 544,497 (X) 1,056,457 Current legal status Main articles: Tribal sovereignty in the United States and Native American tribe There are 562 federally recognized tribal governments in the United States. These tribes possess the right to form their own governments, to enforce laws (both civil and criminal) within their lands, to tax, to establish requirements for membership, to license and regulate activities, to zone and to exclude persons from tribal territories. Limitations on tribal powers of self-government include the same limitations applicable to states; for example, neither tribes nor states have the power to make war, engage in foreign relations, or coin money (this includes paper currency). Many Native Americans and advocates of Native American rights point ...
Plants used by Alaska Native people get tested for their healing properties
I don't know how other people feel who are adopted, especially those who are Native American/Alaska Native, but sometimes I feel like I am home in two very different places. I guess what I am trying to say is...I grew up here in upstate New York, but I was born in Bethel, Alaska...it just feels like two halves of myself lives in both places. It's not a bad thing, I think it's kind of cool.
Katie John v. Norton Attorney: Heather Kendall-Miller Katie John – Her Life and Legacy On May 31, 2013, the Ahtna elder, matriarch and icon, passed away at the age of 97. Katie John was a long-time client of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) who represented her in federal court litigation for nearly thirty years. The Katie John litigation, more than any other subsistence case exemplifies the contentious battle waged between federal, tribal and state interests over jurisdiction of Alaska Native subsistence fishing rights. Katie John is an Ahtna Athabaskan Indian and the daughter of the last chief of Batzulnetas. She was born in 1915 near the present day community of Slana and lived with her family at the Native Village of Batzulnetas from the time of her birth until 1937. Batzulnetas, which means “Roasted Salmon Place,” is a historic upper Ahtna village and fish camp and is located at the confluence of Tanada Creek and Copper River within what is now the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Batz .. ...
I manage involvement of in-house corporate functions and customer relationships, supporting organization growth and development, organizational leadership development and transformation, supporting human capital development and professional sales training to generate corporate headcount growth, market growth and expansion nation wide and world wide. A passionate leader for the greater good of the Alaska Native community, expert in applying the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1972 to provide financial, educational, and leadership support. I deliver a current reality and future characterized by hope and well-being for Alaska Natives (many of whom were below the poverty-level and survived by subsistence hunting and fishing). I support the continuation of these proud cultural traditions, with the added benefit of Alaska Native participation in the larger global community through commerce, technology, and education. I address the type of change that is needed to consider things like government ...
WHPacific, Inc. Opens an Office in San Diego (May 31, 2013) – WHPacific, the largest Alaska Native-owned multi-discipline, professional services company in the United States, opens an office in San Diego. The office’s opening is in response to the increasing demands for WHPacific’s range of surveying services, especially for utility providers in California. Currently, WHPacific offers surveying and geospatial services for clients in the United States and abroad and specializes in mobile and static scanning in remote locations and rugged terrain. WHPacific’s goal is offer its full services to clients throughout Southern California from its San Diego office and other local regional offices. Initially, San Diego employees will be focusing on utility industry opportunities in California. “Establishing a presence in San Diego is right in line with our efforts to diversify our services into new markets,” said Hal Keever, chief operating officer. “Our entry into the Southern California market is e ...
Steven Bowers & the nation's tribes want a soldier statue on the National Mall for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Indian/Native American who killed elderly couple and raped 2-year-girl arrested in Alaska
Always wanted to walk on the back of a whale.
Lol alaska native center is when you do ALOT of different things to show others about Alaska Natives etc its alot ,
“wat jobs??” Alaska native center , municipally , &' i might work at this gym just because ha
Buster was really depressed when he got to Alaska😭
Not all native Anericans receive the same status as in the lower 48 or Alaska. They treat Hawaiian's differently.
Shannyn Moore: Prosecution of Native fishermen is just wrong: Columnist Shannyn Moore spells out the injustice...
In native schools, hope and fears about new nationwide standards - The Hechinger Report
This weekend an exhibit featuring young Alaska Native artists opens in Los Angeles. via
Is my family background Alaska Native or American Indian? Diabetes risk factors:
Or sit with the cat and read about unethical Cold War radiation tests performed on the native peoples of Alaska?
yep, an eskimo is a person. They are native to Alaska and Canada. They're called Inuit people these days
Photo: Whale skull gives itself to my daughter
If you really want to hunt seals, well Im not sure if you can unless you are Alaska Native lol
The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds.
Great story! How the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) is creating Alaska's future engineers
I added a video to a playlist Native American Music Video Alaska Gwich'in Indians
It's happenings like this that provide a view into Native racism- Five musk ox shot dead and abandoned in NW Alaska
Climate Refuges: Newtok - as 180 native communities in Alaska - race to stop village falling into sea. via
Assembly-line justice played out in a Bethel courtroom as the Alaska Native defendants from last summer's fishery revolt on the Kuskokwim River said their piece and awaited their sentence.
Alaskan folk artists on display at the Craft & Folk Art Museum:
This weekend an exhibit we curated opens in Los Angeles! Just one more example of young Alaska Native artists taking the world by storm.
Memorial Day is also Military Appreciation Day at the Alaska Native Heritage Center (free admission with military ID)
Chilln at the Alaska ferry terminal. About to send buster to Ketchikan
Aurora George of Clark’s Point shares how she weaves baskets in this short video
Alaska Native News-Anchorage Man in Jail on Drug Charges Charged with Drug Possession While in Custody
Join me at the opening of the new CAFAM exhibit tomorrow night, contemporary Alaska Native artists. Hope to see you!
Lol, yesterday morning an oriental lady kept looking at me... Like what are you? And when we were at Venice Beach this oriental lady we bought shoes from said what nationality are you? We proudly said Alaska Native. She said wow like Aborigine? That's cool I've never met someone that like before (or something like that)
MBDA Announces Grant Competition: American Indian and Alaska Native groups can vie for some of the $1.02 milli...
America's first climate change refugees: Because they are Native Americans we'll hardly take notice, but we should.
186 Alaskan villages – or 86% of all native communities – at risk because of climate change: via
Alaska Native News-I-5 Bridge over Skagit River Collapses taking Cars and People with it.
HIV/AIDS is epidemic, in Alaska. It's all over Fairbanks, Alaska, & native population. It is out of control!
By The Associated Press The number of people in each Ohio county who self-identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, alone or in combination with one or more other races,...
IF YOU SAY YOU'RE NATIVE U BETTER READ THIS! May 15, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO — When Tribal member Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs, her care and the medical services for her children and grandchildren are paid for as part of the government's treaty obligations to American Indian tribes dating back nearly a century. But under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, DeRouen and tens of thousands of others who identify as Native American will face a new reality. hey will have to buy their own health insurance policies or pay a $695 fine from the Internal Revenue Service unless they can prove that they are "Indian enough" to claim one of the few exemptions allowed under the Affordable Care Act's mandate that all Americans carry insurance. Currently a encouragement, a dialogue with American Indian and Alaska Native communities i ...
SAIGE is seeking support to bring American Indian/Alaska Native college students from any field of study to its Annual National Training program.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program began in 1999, funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Administered by the United *** College Fund, the goal of the program is to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. What about low income Caucasians? Just wandering..
FYI: I just posted this info to Bill Meyer's page - he is the host of KMED's Bill Meyer Show down here in Southern Oregon. Bill, As you might remember, I am the Indian Education staff member for seven school districts in Jackson & Josephine counties (more than 500 American Indian/Alaska Native students in public schools, Kindergarten thru 12th grade). The Tribes of Historical Record for Jackson County are very clear. But there is a legal nuance to consider also - neither Jackson nor Josephine counties contain any contemporary Tribal claims of territory as part of their "restoration" agreements. The primary Tribes of historical record are: Shasta - nearly exclusive occupancy of the south end of the valley, from the Table Rocks to Ashland and Pilot Rock Takilma/Takelma - the north and far west ends of the valley, from north of the Table Rocks down the river into Josephine county Visiting Tribes that spent a portion of the year in the valley include: Karuk* (* the primary visiting Tribe) Modoc Klamath Mollal ...
More than 75% of American Indian & Alaska Native youth have not used drugs or alcohol in the past month. How do you strengthen your nation??
Section 184 loans are back for American Indian and Alaska Native families. The loans are for purchase a home, refis , rehab/new constructio…
Native women are more than twice as likely than the general population to be sexually assaulted in their...
Resources The Rural Assistance Center announces the addition of a new map featuring data on American Indian and Alaska Native...
projectKEEPERS is native to Alaska and specializes in project management software for nonprofits and tribal agencies!
Meet Alaska Native village of 374 residents on a barrier island in NE Alaska
Alaska Native woman arrested at anti-domestic violence rally
Audio: Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Kheixwnéi, is Alaska’s first every Alaska Native appointed to the position of...
We’ll be at the for the Studies Conference this Thursday
Michael's Story "I was suffocating to death!" That's how Michael—a veteran, an Alaska Native, and member of the...
In Alaska and Canada the native Eskimos played a game called aqsaqtuk on ice, using balls stuffed with grass, caribou hair, and moss.
UAS screens film on Native experience in college: The progress of Alaska Native students from Southeast Alaska...
considers effects of Arctic oil and gas activities on marine mammals and Alaska native communities
If you are an American Indian or Alaska Native, you likely know someone with health problems from cigarette smoking —
Learn about the Maqi,a traditional Yupik steam house,its usage & importance to Bristol Bay’s culture
Hello my Alaskan Native relatives, including those residing in Canada, Washington, California, Family, Friends...
I can't wait to Play the song Alaska by Alaska to native indians in Alaska!!!
Can't wait for my first trip to Canada and Alaska in June. Hope I get to run into some native indian shamans.
We're talking about preserving song and dance this week on Sounding Board. Join the conversation:
The super cute Head Start dancers just finished - speakers coming up from many Alaska Native organizations!
Rally Time: “The Legislature is on the brink of making a catastrophic mistake...& it’s up to the people to stop them"
One of Line's newest Port Adventures explores Annette Island, Alaska's only native reserve. Read more:...
followed you cause you saw menert in alaska. gimme deets! Colorado native and i am killin my self that i didn't get a flight
Begich Continues Work to Prepare Alaska for Future of the Arctic: “Arctic ports will have a ...
Remove Rep. Don Young as chair of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
The three-day pre-admission workshop on campus for American Indian and Alaska Native students from the four corner...
Sen Lisa Murkowski met with Secretary Salazar, will announce agreement over road for an Alaska Native village
President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act this week. Finally, something bipartisan passed! American women are better protected from coast to coast -- but all the way up north? Left out in the cold. First, you should know a few facts. Native American and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times…
You should know that the "dictator" gave heating oil to Alaska Native villages at-cost. Never saw a US oil co. do that!
that cellular contract game involving an Alaska Native corp and Irish'ish gangster Declan Ganley?
Alaska's Cultures Alaska Natives Fight for Civil Rights By Paul Ongtooguk Ideas of civil rights, social justice and equity are related to the basic issues of human rights and how people treat one another. Is it fair? Is it just? Is there a rule of law? Is there access to education? Are children and minority groups protected? How are women treated? All societies and cultures have ways of relating to each other and views of fairness and equity have changed greatly in this country and in the world over the last two hundred years. In the 17th century when Alaska Native and European societies came into contact, their cultures represented very different notions of civil rights and social justice. In Alaska Native cultures, some societies were matriarchal and some patriarchal with rights accorded by gender. Native cultures frequently were defined by caste systems and voice in decision-making was certainly not shared equally. Slavery was common practice among some and customs regarding justified killing varied wi ...
I favorited a video Drunk Native in Anchorage Alaska.
Want to read more about Parnell/Treadwell attacks on Alaska Native voting rights?
Teaching a workshop at the first ever Alaska Native Studies conference!
Do you use Bumble Bee or Chicken of the Sea Tuna? Be aware of these product recalls
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation's annual "Alaska Native Art Auction" fundraiser is about to kick off at Dena'ina.
Vitamin D is an important part of a holistic diet. Traditionally, our Alaska Native diet has been rich in...
Behind the scenes at the Native Peoples shoot where you can find Beyond Buckskin items in their Mar/Apr issue!...
The Alaska Native Studies Council is organizing the 1st ever Alaska Native Studies Conference hosted by UAA on 4/5-6
Welcome Home Evan! The Alaska Aces are pleased to announce that they acquired Anchorage native, Evan Trupp, in a...
A Year of Health: Free American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian 2013 planners are still available:
Alaska native delegation spoke on food sovereignty to congressional leaders
Watch this video on promoting health & preventing type 2 in American Indian & Alaska Native communities.
Alaska Native News-Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea Issue Product Recalls on 5oz Cans
See all KNBA Alaska Native Art Auction pictures here and buy tix here chector
It's time to fix the broken system.
MORNING UPDATE - Beargrease preview: Wisconsin native goes from model to musher: Wisconsin native and Alaska...
Real food fight in Alaska. Right to eat at stake. join us tonight sample Native Alaskan foods.
Jewell plans to make upholding our country's sacred trust responsibilities to Native American & Native communities a top priority
Newsletter & more info at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Center for Climate & Health
Trainer - Full Time - Education and Development at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consorti...
In Alaska, 86% of native women sexually attacked are attacked by non-native men.
From model to musher: Wisconsin native and Alaska resident Zoya DeNure has perhaps the most diverse resume of any...
39% of & Alaska Native women will be subjected to violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes (CDC)
Rosenblum: Alaska cabin is a fitting tribute for Mpls. native.
NEW ISSUE: Alaska's native folk artist speak about how is it to be a mother and musician, future and more!
“CATG teaches new phrase "breaking trail"-doing new things in our pursuit of justice
In Alaska when you open your door that is your grocery store. Support Native food and land rights.
Alaska convention of nations voted that food rights is the single most important issue to the Native communities.
Alaska native delegation speaking on food sovereignty to congressional leaders
It is pretty unbelievable and sad, but at the same time 'business as usual' in the way that the human and civil rights of Alaska Native peoples get violated by our own congressional and state leaders. When will they learn that they do not need to fear acknowledging us as equals? This is our homeland and we should be recognized to help protect our women and children. Alaska Native tribes were explicitly excluded from the Violence Against Women Act section that applies to US tribes. Of course, this will not stop us from continuing our work to prevent violence and abuse among our peoples. It is a movement of spirit and determination, which western laws will never be able to control.
Shell should not “Pause”, But halt plan, No match for the Arctic REDOIL Press Statement For Immediate Release: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (Feb. 27, 2013) – Royal Dutch Shell announced today that it has suspended plans for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean for 2013. A resounding sigh of relief emanates throughout communities of the North Slope at today’s news. Shell Oil hasn't begun the riskiest part of drilling operations, yet the company has amassed a long list of mishaps. Alaska Native coastal Inupiat communities have depended on marine subsistence resources since time immemorial. The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas are critical to Inupiat subsistence livelihood; their subsistence rights are dependent on a healthy environment. Robert Thompson, Inupiat of Kaktovik, Alaska and Chairman of Resisting Environmental Destruction of Indigenous Lands (REDOIL) states “Today’s decision shows very clearly that this company or any oil company, for that matter, has no capacity whatsoever to operate in the harsh conditi . ...
Did a NIYC position paper for the Indigenous Caucus meeting this weekend on the American Indian and Alaska Native poverty figures that made the news this week.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) makes it a priority to work American Indian and Alaska Native graphic designers, artists, musicians, and firms. We have a growing list of service providers but we are seeking to build a comprehensive list of contacts to send our Request for Proposals out to. If you would like us to contact you about opportunities, please submit your information.
The NWAI is a project of Maniilaq Wellness in collaboration with the Indigenous Leadership Institute and Gwanzhii. We will be gathering 24 young Alaska Native leaders between 18-35 years of age living in the Northwest Arctic (Maniilaq served communities) for a week-long retreat.
PHOTO COURTESY/www.directorship.com By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Staff Writer RAPID CITY—For the first time in recent memory Indian Country will have the opportunity to work with a Senate Indian Affairs committee that is loaded with tribal friendly and highly influential politicians The committee which was partly the brain child of Senator James Abourezk (D-SD), has the jurisdictionto deal with and create solutions to the myriad of socio-economic, political, healthcare, and trust issues that emerge from the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Un be knownst to most, the committee has jurisdiction over all the legislation proposed in the Senate that pertains to Indian Country. The committee is currently chaired by Maria Cantwell (D-WA) whose appointment to the position was widely praised by tribal leaders across the country. She replaces long time tribal advocate Daniel Akaka (D-HA) who led the committee for the last two years but has now re ...
Gather round me Harties. Hear this. The bigger the goose, the harder she fall. And we be eating the livers Har. Bipartisan me hasp. Phil Taylor, E&E reporter E&E News PM February 22, 2013 communities in southeast Alaska said they oppose a bill by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to allow an Alaska Native-owned corporation to acquire some 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest, arguing the bill could threaten their livelihoods. The communities, most of which are located on Prince of Wales Island, said the Sealaska Corp. should acquire lands only from within the "boxes" to which it was entitled under a 1971 land settlement, rather than select from other federal lands "around our villages," as Murkowski's bill would allow. Calling Murkowski's S. 340 "unfair and morally repugnant," they warned it would "create a new injustice against us." Instead, the communities asked that Sealaska stick to the final land selections it submitted to the Bureau of Land Management in 2008, calling it "a simple solution which ...
A teen boy has been charged in connection to the homicide of Mackenzie Howard, the Alaska Native teen who was found in Kake February 5.
Status Update By Aleut Community of St. Paul Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 February 2012 THE ALEUT COMMUNITY OF ST. PAUL ISLAND OPPOSES THE “SPECIAL” RULES FOR ALASKA IN THE Violence Against Women Act REAUTHORIZATION OF 2013 The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI) is a federally recognized tribe of Alaska Natives located in St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea, about 800 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. St. Paul is the home to the largest population of Aleut people and approximately ninety percent (90%) of residents of St. Paul are enrolled tribal citizens of the ACSPI. The ACSPI strongly opposes the language isolating Alaska in the proposed Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013, as amended by Senator Lisa Murkowski and passed by the Senate yesterday. Senator Murkowski’s amendment seeks to limit Alaska Native tribal jurisdiction over domestic violence protective orders, at a time when 229 federally recognized tribes [nearly half of all tribes in the United States] are advancing th ...
Officials eye new ways to add to village safety officers Posted: February 12, 2013 - 12:02am By Becky Bohrer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JUNEAU — Since taking office in 2009, Gov. Sean Parnell has made strengthening public safety in rural Alaska a priority, particularly as he seeks to crack down on domestic violence and sexual assault. But being a village public safety officer is a tough job, and the turnover rate is high — 29 percent last fiscal year, nearly six times more than Alaska State Troopers, according to one estimate. To bolster the ranks, officials are looking at new ways to recruit and retain the officers who serve as first responders in rural communities that can be located hours or days — depending on the weather — from the nearest state trooper. The program is funded by the state and administered by regional nonprofit Alaska Native corporations. Its total budget for the current fiscal year is $16.3 million. Parnell wants $2.7 million for new officers in the coming year. The officers are un ...
A summary of Senator Murkowski's energy policy: Murkowski's "Energy 20/20" proposal is sweeping in scope. Murkowski wants oil leasing off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. She wants an increase in drilling on federal lands, saying that will hasten independence from imported oil. Her proposals include drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and overturning the Interior Department's plan to set aside half the National Petroleum-Reserve Alaska for wildlife, wilderness and recreation. Murkowski also wants to speed approval for resource production on Alaska Native lands.
As an Alaska Native woman passionate about seeking protections for the land and indigenous people of our state, I find the life of Elizabeth Peratrovich truly inspiring. For this woman, to stand up and speak her heart and mind in a room full of scorn, with all the cards stacked against her, is tri...
NEW FILM HIGHLIGHTS ALASKA NATIVE SUICIDE PREVENTION In 'We Breathe Again', a movie in production about Alaska Native suicide-prevention work, a man talks about his suicide attempt. “I wanted to hunt. I wanted to put food aside, but I couldn’t do it without a vehicle and gas money.” He began drinking and finally turned a gun on himself. The last thing he remembers saying to his family before the gun went off was, “By god, I love you all.” Read more at
Alaska Native-owned subsidiary under investigation in Gulf of Mexico oil explosion - Modesto Bee
Educational achievement by culture in the U.S.: "By race, the average graduation rate was best for Asian/Pacific Islander students at 93.5% and weakest for African Americans at 66.1%. According to the report, white students graduated at 83.0%; Latinos at 71.4%; and American Indian and Alaska Native at 69.1%."
“Sharing Our Knowledge” is a multi-disciplinary conference that includes artists, academics, students and other learners meeting with Alaska Native tradition bearers, elders, and fluent speakers to discuss subjects such as linguistics, archaeology, art and music, Alaska Native history, museum studie...
AISES works to significantly increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in STEM
TODAY: the first group on stage for our "Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Dance, Music and Story" is the Alaska Native dance group, Imamsuat Sugpiaq! You can watch via live webcast at
I am known to be Alaska NATIVE journalist, film maker, a dogged advocate of Alaska Native issues and rights. I do not believe in racial supremacy, nor am I a separatist. I do believe in a God who tells me to fight for the oppressed. I have a voice and I use it and if you have an issue with that voice, I don't consider that a problem. If you must, then delete me. I use that option freely.
I'm working on a piece about the Alaska GOP and the extremist among the party. I am in support of Frank Mcqueary and his efforts to oust Russ Millette as party chair. The extreme ideology Russ Millette spews does not represent this Alaska Native republican (unfortunately, I'm still republican), and my republican family members, friends, and neighbors. The chatter on social media regarding Rep. Lindsay Holmes is disturbing by some republicans. So... this is how we welcome a former democrat into our party? It is no wonder that "republicans" are viewed so unfavorably. Especially, by women. This is how we encourage folks to join our cause? Yup, we are the party that when you join our cause we first start by tearing you down. Way to go guys!!
The Native American Contractors Association also made the case in December that Native American small businesses would be harmed via federal cuts: “For American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, the impact of the fiscal cliff will devastate the progress we have made to promote small business ownership under Native 8 (a) contracts,” said NACA Executive Director Kevin Allis.
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaska Native students (college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students) who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. This is a fully funded internship and the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Twelve interns will be selected to work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance. Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
How much information do Alaska Native corporations provide their shareholders? That and other questions were raised in a recent review by the GAO, investigators for the U.S. Congress, which also noted benefits ANCs deliver back to the Bush.
Tell President Obama to get Shell out of the Arctic The grounding of Shell's Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska, and the ongoing criminal investigation of it's Noble Discoverer rig, should prove once and for all that oil companies are not able to safely drill for oil in extreme environments such as the Arctic Ocean. Shell has been called the "gold standard" for drilling operations, however recent developments suggest that's just not good enough. In recent months, Shell has lost control of its two Arctic drilling rigs. Its vital oil spill containment dome failed catastrophically during a sea trial. The company struggled to gain Coast Guard certification for its spill-response barge. Because of numerous missteps, Shell failed to obtain federal permits to drill for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. An oil spill in the Arctic Ocean would be an environmental disaster of epic proportions. It would threaten fish and marine mammals, Alaska Native communities, and the pristine shores of Alaska, including the Arctic ...
Youth Statistics Among American Indian/Alaska Native youth attending Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in 2001, 16% had attempted suicide in the 12 months preceding the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Mental Health Considerations When compared with other racial and ethnic groups, American Indian/Alaska Native youth have more serious problems with mental health disorders related to suicide, such as anxiety, substance abuse, and depression.
article about successful programs re:suicide Tribes Take on Youth Suicide With Skits, Ceremonies and Mustangs STEPHANIE WOODARD January 09, 2013 On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, youngsters perform skits they hope will lower their tribe’s youth-suicide rate. Playing with mustangs helps prevent self-harm among the children of the Gila River Indian Community. On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, tribal members who’ve lost family to suicide heal by grieving together. In each of those communities, youngsters kill themselves at a rate at least triple the United States average. “American Indian and Alaska Native youth have the highest suicide rates in the country,” said Richard McKeon, chief of the suicide prevention branch of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To begin to abate this, Native groups received about a third of the agency’s recent round of Garrett Lee Smith grants, named for a Senator’s son who killed himself in 2003. “We want to hel ...
DENTEX is an Alaska based program that educates dental health aide therapists to provide dental care to Alaska Native communities. The program is a collaboration between the Alaska Native Health Consortium and the University of Washington School of Medicine Physician Assistant Training Program, MEDE...
Considering Necessary Details For Going Rogue: An American Life (Value Price) On September 3, 2008, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world. As chief executive of America's largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talk about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public-school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political good ol' boys club at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel. In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska, meeting her lifelong love, her decision to enter politics, the importance of faith and family, and the unique joys and ...
In this small Alaska Native village, residents look across a protected bay at a rugged and wild island where they hunt deer and geese, fish for silvers and sockeyes, picnic and camp. For many, it's their treasured homeland.
NICWA responds to U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear Veronica case Today the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case where a couple in South Carolina unlawfully attempted to adopt an American Indian child, Veronica, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Veronica’s loving father, Dusten Brown, is a decorated Iraq war veteran who has been fighting for custody of his daughter since learning of the proposed adoption while trying to honor his responsibilities to his country while in military service. The questionable practice of placing American Indian and Alaska Native children away from their extended families and communities persists today as illustrated by this case. Today’s decision only reaffirms NICWA’s commitment to continue working with our partners and our broad coalition of supporters to demand full compliance with ICWA. We are confident that as the United States Supreme Court delves more deeply into this case the ...
What's the genealogy of your last name? (is it French, Alaska Native etc)
VA is expanding access to Native Veterans. As a result of a national agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service, American Indian and Alaska Native veterans will soon have increased access to healthcare services closer to home. According to the agreement, the VA is now able to reimburse the IHS for direct-care services provided to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Read more here:
Ten Little Indians One in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives Sometimes the story is told differently One...
GRANT INFO: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for funding to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments. The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crimes. To view the fact sheet on the FY 2013 CTAS, visit the CTAS Factsheet. Applications for CTAS are submitted through DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) which enables grantees to register and apply for CTAS online.
Gailey Requests Boycott of Barnes & Noble Anchorage, Store 2784, Unfair Treatment to Alaska Natives, AFL-CIO- - "What we're talking about here is a company with too much money. They treat their employees like crap, and some of their customers even worse. B&N has been in existence since the early 1900s, and is completely debt free. When I was trespassed from the children's book section while trying to buy one of my friend's books, there wasn't even a reason provided, just to get out. This is not the kind of local community mentality that we want to have around here. When I used to work there, I remember local Alaska Native first people being kicked out of the store just because of their race and color of skin. They've also repeatedly foiled attempts to unionize the labor work force." Gailey added. - "I've never been treated so poorly or rudely in my life," Gailey said.
Don Young to continue as chair of House subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native affairs in the new Congress
The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
“American Indian and Alaska Native values and culture have made our nation rich in spirit and deserve to be honored and respected,” Vilsack said in a press release announcing the MOU. “By honoring and protecting sacred sites on national forests and grasslands, we foster improved tribal relationships and a better understanding of Native people's deep reverence for natural resources and contributions to society.”
Feds pledge to improve sacred site protection 10 December 2012 Associated Press User Rating: / 0 PoorBest WASHINGTON (AP) – Protection of sites held sacred by American Indians and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The memo signed by the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior also calls for improving tribal access to sites that are on federal land. “We have a special, shared responsibility to respect and foster American Indian and Alaska Native cultural and religious heritage, and today’s agreement recognizes that important role,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a statement. The agencies plan to work during the next five years to raise awareness about sacred sites. That includes developing a website, a training program for federal employees and guidance for managing sacred sites. The agreement comes just weeks after thieves made off with rock carvin ...
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Adams Chiropractic would like to welcome another doctor to our ever growing team: Dr. Mike Michaud!! Dr. Mike Michaud, is Qalipu Mi’kmaq first nations band from eastern Canada and the USA. He is originally from Brampton, Ontario just outside of Toronto. He is happily married with two beautiful children. His wife is Alaska Native which is what drove them back up to Alaska to practice. He married into a family that he is now the fourth generation chiropractor. Dr. Mike has had the honor and privilege to be an adopted son in the T’akdeintaan clan within the Tlingit tribe from Hoonah, Alaska. He attends and participates in potlatches and native festivities to further develop his knowledge and also to support the native community where ever he can. Dr. Mike Michaud is Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate. Dr. Michaud is a current American Chiropractic Association member as well as an Alaska Chiropractic Society member. He has served as the Palmer Student American Chiropractic Association President ...
President Obama speaks to leaders of American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the opening session of the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference i...
Washington, DC (WIBX) - Taking a break from fiscal cliff negotiations, the President met with leaders of the 566 American Indian and Alaska Native leaders
CHICAGO, July 25, 2012—The American Dental Association today released six reports examining the economic viability of three models of so-called "midlevel" dental providers, the Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) currently providing care in Alaska Native territories, the Dental Therapists (DTs), c...
Save the Date 11th Annual Trading at the River April 17-19, 2013 Call for Artwork for ONABEN’s 11th Annual Conference & Trade Show ONABEN-A Native American Business Network is seeking American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian artwork to use in the marketing materials for the 11th Annual Trading at the River Conference and Trade Show: A Place to Gather, Exchange, and Grow! All art must be original and appropriate for conversion to a digital format. The artwork may be used on ONABEN’s website, posters, brochures, and other forms of marketing. More than one piece of art from any artist will be accepted. Please provide titles and descriptions. Once the art has been chosen, a use agreement and modest compensation will be offered. Deadline: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by 5:00 PM Contact: Please send submissions or questions to Francene Ambrose, francene @ onaben.org. Requirements: Please send a one-page biography, contact information, and the artwork in color in pdf, eps, or tiff. Your art may re ...
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, OhRanger.com has compiled a list of the Top 10 National Parks with American Indian and Alaska Native significance. Many of our parks are rich in history so in order to better appreciate the public lands that we visit, we must understand their past.
American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders urge the federal government to protect responsibilities to Indian Country.
Senator Mark Begich will be hosting an Alaska Native Town hall this Saturday, December 1 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southcentral Foundation (4501 Diplomacy Drive) in their Gathering room. This is a great opportunity for the Alaska Native community in Anchorage to have some one-on-one time with the Senator to discuss important issues.
Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West Speaks at the Justice Department’s American Indian and Alaska Native
WASHINGTON Many people across the country may not be aware that the states they live in have names derived from American Indian or Alaska Native words
David Foster · Anchorage, Alaska I believe APD doesn't have enough manpower to investagate missing persons and its like pulling teeth to get them to do anything. Our son has been missing for 10 years and we were referred to Victims Rights once the Detective who handled the case retired the case just died. Lets just say if you are an Alaska Native male espically in this state , the mantra for them who gives a crap another Alaska Native male missing. Was never carefully reviewed. EVERY MISSING PERSON IN THIS STATE COUNTS! We also have bias with the news we act like God when our son went missing. Our son was not homeless, had a job, a bank account, his own apartment.
To all those Romney supporters that say he lost because of the Black vote, your math is worse than his is on the budget. Here are the latest poplultaion numbers by race, White persons, percent, 2011 78.1% Black persons, percent, 2011 13.1% American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 1.2% Asian persons, percent, 2011 5.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 0.2% Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 16.7%. Are you so ignorant thinking that only13% of the popultion elected President Obama to a second term. Face the facts, people are tired of Republicans screwing America citizens over, that is why President Obama won. Romney lost so stop crying and support President Obama like a true American should.
This contest is open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13-21 years old. Submit your entry by the 20th of...
162 - # of American Indian- & Alaska Native-owned firms with 100 or more employees in 2007 via
The project has received support from First Nations of Canada and from Alaska Native tribes, according to G7G.
Federal Universal Service Fund on my Monthly bill is 3.88/mo I Can’t Afford to Pay Full Price for Telephone Service. What Federal Programs Provide Financial Assistance? Lifeline provides discounts on monthly telephone service (wireless or wireline) for income-eligible consumers. These discounts average $9.25 per month, and may be more depending on your state.Link Up America helps low-income consumers living on Tribal lands with a one-time discount of $100 on the initial installation fee for a traditional wireline telephone, or activation fee for a wireless telephone, for the primary residence. It also allows subscribers to pay the remaining amount that they owe on a deferred schedule, interest free.Enhanced benefits are available to low-income residents of federally-recognized Native American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. For additional information, see our consumer guide. The Lifeline and Link Up programs are available to qualifying consumers in every state, territory and commonwealth. E ...
The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs conducts oversight of the federal programs and policies that impact the American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples. The Committee holds listening sessions, roundtable discussions, and oversight hearings to form the basis of legisl...
Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month events continue this week with a lecture at Sealaska Heritage Institute, a film at UAS and an artist demonstration at the Alaska State Museum.
A little boy claimed me as Filipino yesterday, his heritage. So cute! Some boys asked, "are you Filipino and Alaska Native?" I've been teaching Alaska Native games in honor of Native American Heritage Month and the little boy from the Philippines is the best at some of the events. Having fun with my students. :)
Mike Rice, the drum keeper, with Mount Susitna Drummers dances while Medicine Dream performs at the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The center celebrated Alaska Native and American Indian Heritage month with local native artists and performances by Ke Kia'i A O Hula of A...
Did you know...there are currently 566 federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribes and villages and more than 100 state-recognized tribes across the United States? Thanks to Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for sharing.
WASHINGTON Each November we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month the history, culture, and character of American Indian and Alaska Native people
what?? "To be eligible to apply for MAIP, a student must be: Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black)" Really? You have to be an ethnic minority to even apply for this internship?? I'm sorry, but that's ridiculous. I think it's time to end reverse discrimination as well as the regular kind.. why can't places just hire the most qualified candidate? Besides, being a female should be enough, we're still discriminated against by getting paid 70 cents on the dollar a male is paid...
From 2007 to 2011, the birth rate for females aged 15–19 years declined 25%, from 41.5 to 31.3 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for the country. Among racial/ethnic groups, declines ranged from 20% to 31% for non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, American Indian or Alaska Native, an...
Yupik and Cupik VillagesYour Browser does not support HTML5 video.Alan's Message to Yupik and Cupik VillagesWaqua. You know I have lived in villages for 46 years, am married to an Alaska Native, and have fought harder than any other Representative for village issues.Look at the list of what I did in...
Every Native Vote Counts! Did you know… In 2010, US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) became the second person ever to win a U.S. Senate seat through a write-in campaign, having lost the primary to another Republican candidate. Murkowski credits the significant power of the Alaska Native vote for her victory at the polls. She won by over 10,000 write-in votes in the general election – with over 100,000 people total writing in the name Murkowski.
why dont you try surprise Alaska Native by doing a show in Bethel or some home villages :)
So, on that note - check out my most recent blog post!
Sitting next to a Alaskan Native American in the waiting room. All her stories are cool. :) to
Need to name your dog? Alaska Native Language Center has a slew of suggestions for dog names in Inupiaq, Yup'ik, etc
The Yupiit (plural for Yup'ik) on the Bristol Bay side of the peninsula were primarily hunters and fisherman.
Petition to get Alaska Native actor, Ray Mala, a Hollywood Star. via
As the U.S. health system undergoes substantial change, the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals are breaking free of the tyranny of national rankings systems and demonstrating a “new excellence” through multiple pathways, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., said in his annual ...
Alaska's flag was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy.
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is the regional corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims...
Originally the Native Americans came from Asia. Over twenty thousand years ago they traveled along land between Sibera and Alaska
"It's insightful for South Africans to hear the plight of Indigenous Peoples Worldwide, and the World Summit provided the perfect platform for this screening...
An analysis of the Alaska Native lifestyle.
The Aleut & Alutiiq on the ocean side of the Alaska Peninsula were confined to the coasts bc of rugged mountainous terrain.
Alaska elders and youth hook up to discuss modern Native life, including and
Governor Appoints Alaska Native Language Council SitNews She is active in language preservation efforts, serving as...
Jesse is very excited...he just realized he could read out of the eye he had his surgery on! We r back in Anchorage. Dr. said the blood vessels have calmed down & his eye is continuing to heal. He still has a corneal defect that they want to keep checking. He has appointment on Friday & more appointments next week. Looks like he is here to stay for a while. We r very thankful that the Dr. from ANMC was able to save his eye...excellent Dr. If any Alaska Native ever needs to see corneal specialist Dr. Mader is awesome!
To all my friends and family. Please come and watch Tatiana McCoys performance at the Alaska Native Culture Center on Nov. 3rd at 3:15 to 4:15. She is so amazing as a Hula dancer and I am so proud of her. She is hoping that she will be able to preform at PCC in Hawaii and attend BYU. Love to all.
where do you stand on the relocation of native Eskimos in Alaska due to the Alaskan oil line?
10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding PDF (1 MB) en Español The U.S. Constitution leaves the responsibility for public K-12 education with the states. The responsibility for K-12 education rests with the states under the Constitution. There is also a compelling national interest in the quality of the nation's public schools. Therefore, the federal government, through the legislative process, provides assistance to the states and schools in an effort to supplement, not supplant, state support. The primary source of federal K-12 support began in 1965 with the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Annual Secondary Education Expenditures per Student ESEA authorizes grants for elementary and secondary school programs for children of low-income families; school library resources, textbooks and other instructional materials; supplemental education centers and services; strengthening state education agencies; education research; and professional development for teachers. The No Child Le ...
Did you know that selling Native art with migratory bird feathers is illegal? Tlingit carver Archie didn't either:
Excited to be heading out to Alaska again this week to capture more amazing life stories from the native villages!
The ppl of Nana, Alaska are amazing. I feel sorry for them that Sarah Palin has brought shame on their lands.
the state of alaska meanin alaska native The Indian tribes and other tribes should combine forces make a team travel to each I mean Each and every village town or city see what the needs are bring them down to the big white house and hopefully those guys would say man what a strong voice that team from Alaska has
Federal officials fine Native Alaskan, threaten jail time for creating native art v
Nora Marks Dauenhauer– Khexwnéi, has recently been selected Alaska’s Writer Laureate, which she will serve from 2012 – 2014. Nora,
If current trends persist, this year may be the first year since 2006 the housing market records an annual price increase, according to a report released Thursday by Trulia. At the current rate of change, the year could close with a 4 percent price increa
For her birthday, Adrianne Wyble got a moose.
Hawaiian Senator Akaka speaking with students at AFN. Grace said she thoroughly enjoyed his stories!
I am making a elk meatloaf inspired by a Chef Michael whose the executive chef in Alaska at a hospital. He created for the recipe for Alaska Native patients.
Newly elected ANB Grand Camp President, Bill Martin:) Time yo join or REJOIN ANB/ANS Camp of your choice. WE all have work to do for Alaska Native Rights still:)
Under pressure from some members, Alaska Federation of Natives leaders said Saturday that a new effort is under way to overhaul and modernize the 46-year-old non-profit.
Begich: Alaska Native votes came out in droves and voted for me. Does he support Natives first hunt fish plan?
Tlingit carver Archie Cavanaugh was startled last month when U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service personnel told him that items he had advertised for sale violated federal laws. Specifically: a carved hat featuring the wings and tail of a raven, and a headdress topped with the feathers of a flicker.
The entire 2nd floor of the Hilton is the Village Dance in the City! If you're not here yet hope you're on your way! Good drug & alcohol free event fundraising in part for the future Alaska Native Community Center by: Sobertmuit. Come on down for some fiddle dancing, good company and lots of smiles :) also drawing the winning tickets for the Steven Freedom Fundraiser & a trip for 2 to Las Vegas around 11:30-11:45pm!!!
Congratulations Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl! The Wallace's are so proud of you! Watching you two girls over the last couple of years has really impressed us all and are shining stars in what we hope for in our Alaska Native Youth! If you haven't seen Crystal's work, please do. Her Storytelling is also very amazing. Congrats Crystal!!
Emergency Subsistence Fishing Situation for Alaska's Yup'ik Peoples Continues (Statement from the Akiak Native Community and Akiak IRA Council) Traditional A...
Community Calendar for Saturday, October 20, 2012 Saturday 10/20 The Museum at Warm Springs is asking anyone who has its gray folding chairs to please return them to the Museum as they are needed for upcoming events. ° Today is the Earth 2 0 water delivery day for Schoolie & Simnasho residents. Please set empty bottles outside. ° The "Change of Pace" Kah-Nee-Ta Fall Run - 10k and 2 Mile fun run/walk – is today. Registration begins at 8am at the Village Gate and both runs will begin at 10am. ° Madras Water Polo teams have a tournament in Madras today. ° A potluck dinner and prayer gathering for the Warm Springs Christian community will be at 6pm today at the High Lookee Lodge Tribal Room. You are invited to unite in prayer for the community, churches and families. ° The Buff Boosters Surf & Turf and Silent Auction Fundraiser is this evening at 6 at the Madras Gun Club. Tickets are $20 and it’s for adults only. Sunday 10/21 ° Services are held every Sunday at the Agency Longhouse. Classes begin ...
The Alaska Native Brotherhood is celebrating 100 years this month, a milestone that, among other things, offers an opportunity for Alaskans to find out more about an organization that has played an important role in our state history.
Hallelujah! My daughter JoAnne received notice today that her application for employment at Alaska Native Medical Center has been accepted! She will begin on the 5th of November as an Inpatient Patient Services assistant in the Internal Medicine/Surgery Dept. One of the best things that comes with the position is they will schedule her around her college classes. (If I could, I would be doing cartwheels! lol)
Deborah Bassett, PhD; Ursula Tsosie, MSPH; Sweetwater Nannauck Winter 2012 - Volume 16 Number 1 Abstract American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) people experience more traumatic events and are at higher risk for developing posttraumatic stress
At alaska native medical center with my best friend my love franklin mills sr
Lydia Winters of Nunivak Island joined other Alaska Natives as they demanded an end to criminalization of traditional practices of hunting and fishing rights during the "I Am Alaska Native" rally at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Healthy Alaskans 2020 is adecade-long process that builds upon past Healthy Alaskans initiatives. The Healthy Alaskans initiative promotes collaboration across the state to help strengthen and build healthier communities. The first steps in this process include learning about the health priorit...
We have two Quyana (Alaska Native Dance Performance) tickets to give away to UAA students. The tickets are for tonight, Thursday, 7-11pm, Denaina Convention Center located downtown. Call Karla at 751-7452 if you are interested. If you need a ride, we have a van leaving the Cama-i Room at 6:16pm. Call Karla ASAP!
peter you are listed with the UMD as Native American/Alaska Native. You need to contact Admissions and Records to take your name off if you are not in this ethnic group. Are you listed wrong?
At AFN, representing my favorite Senator! It's great to meet people from all over Alaska and hear their stories. Amazing jewelry, speakers, businesses, art, clothes... Alaska Native people have a lot to be proud of.
The fight over Alaska Native hunting and fishing rights is about to return to center stage at the state's largest annual gathering of Alaska Natives. On Wednesday, up to 400 people gathered in protest on the Park Strip.
: Diabetes prevalence and incidence were much higher among Pacific Islanders, South Asians, and Filipinos than among blacks or Latinos in a large prospective database analysis.
Lets start a "Alaska Native Hunting and Fishing Commission" recognized by the State of Alaska and the US Department of Interior!
This evening one of my friends/coworkers (Pola) told me how special I was to her...almost made me cry. Life is so weird. Growing up a white kid in Hawaii, I always felt like such an outcast. The kids at school called me "stink Houle" and "F'ing Houle." I grew up and enlisted in the Air Force, where the need to belong somewhere kept me in uniform for over 24 years. But my quick climb up the career ladder caused consternation with quite a few guys over the years. Last week I had my 3rd anniversary at Southcentral Foundation. This is the first place I've been where I feel the sense of belonging and attachment every day. Southcentral Foundation is an Alaska Native Healthcare organization in Anchorage predominately hiring and serving Alaska Native people. Our key operating principles spell the acronym "relationships." I feel so blessed everyday for the wonderful relationships I've made in the Alaska Native community. This is the first place where I feel accepted for who I am and not what I do. Thank you for we ...
Jennifer Sweeney was born in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Alaska Native Hospital. She is a member of the Athabascan Indian Tribe. Both Jennifer and I attended the same high school in the early 90's, Wasilla High School, in Wasilla, Alaska. She is a true "Alaska Chick." She currently lives in Wasilla and lives life to the fullest! She loves camaros, and owns a 1975, as well as a 1998. Jennifer is very independent, starting work at the age of 16, in order to provide for herself. She learned responsibility at an early age, living on her own and having to make her own choices in life. She worked at the Alaska Native Medical Center between 1997-2004 in Anchorage, as a housekeeper. She currently has been working for four years on the North Slope of Alaska, at Prudhoe Bay, in housekeeping. Prudhoe Bay Oil Field is the largest oil field in both the United States and in North America, covering 213,543 acres and originally containing approximately 25 billion barrels of oil. It is located on the very top of Alaska. The ...
At the Elders and Youth Conference at the Dena'ina Civic Convention Center, young people talked about cultural preservation.
Just found out, one of my photographs was chosen to be in the Native Photography show at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation Gallery in Downtown Anchorage. It'll be a part of the show for the month of November. The art that is in that gallery is also for sale. So if your into Alaska Native arts and jewelerys, come check it out. The show opens on Friday Nov 2.
Monday, October 22nd Hopeful Connections support group for Alaska Native Cancer Survivors, Friends and Family. Hannah Solomon Building 5:30-7:30 pm. Guest Speaker: Todd O'Hara, Ph.D, DVM topic: "Healthy Alaska What's in our Native Foods?" come on over, we will have refreshments and door prizes.
So glad to be an Alaska Native from the North Slope of Barrow Alaska! My people do it big! ASRC declares dividend @ $40.00 per share we looking @ 16K for me and mine!
I just landed Anchorage. Please join us at Delaney Park strip at 4pm for the Hunt Fish Share Rally for Alaska Native Rights! I will be speaking to the need for healing and true equality, the US-to-Indigenous Nation kind!
Q: Are American Indians citizens? A: "Yes, American Indians are citizens of the tribal group of which they are a member. American Indians became citizens of the U.S. in 1924 through the American Indian Citizenship Act and are also citizens of the state in which they reside." (American Indian and Alaska Native Census Data 2000)
As I am sitting here in the hotel lobby, I met this one interesting person from Alaska who had attended Mount Edgecumbe while I was attending Sheldon Jackson. He knew Dolores (better known as Dee White) Perez. This person taught himself how to use the infra red camera, because some people told him that he couldn't lean it! He took that as a challenge and is now called on to be their instructor! An now he is learning more about his infra red camera so that he can further teach those who told him he couldn't learn it. I totally admire our Alaska Native people who can step up and by their actions do what some people say that the Native people can't! My challenge to other Alaska Native people is to find those who would inspire you to step and make something of yourself.
Current students and Alumni share their experiences at RAHI. The Rural Alaska Honors Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a six week college br...
For over 30 years, AFN has brought together Alaska Native artisans from all regions of the state as well as our Lower 48 American Indian friends to showcase and sell their artwork.
“They told me that I was tampering with evidence and that would be another charge,” he recounted. “I told them, 'I was just trying to comply with you guys’ request.’ ”
F* America: white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate) note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic
The Alaska Native Studies Council invites submissions on research and activism from all fields related to Alaska Native Studies of the past, present, and future for thefirst everAlaska Native Studies Conference.
This report shows extensive areas where Alaska Native hunters and local fishermen harvest ocean resources, and the marine waters important to the resources we rely on. The report can support our leaders and inform outside decision makers about how we depend on the ocean and how our life is insepara...
This week in Anchorage is the Alaska Federation of Natives - Official Page Annual Convention, Youth and Elders gathering, Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, and I'm here to visit the Alaska Native Medical Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn more about Southcentral Foundation's Alaska Native-owned healthcare organizational model of Native Healthcare under Native Ownership!
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Welcome to the Center for Alaska Native Health Research. We embrace a collaborative research model while working with Alaska Native communities, organizations and individuals. At every stage of CANHR research, faculty and staff work with tribal groups and health care agencies to frame research quest...
Every American Indian and Alaska Native child has the right to a home that is healthy, safe, and happy. This is just one of many responsibilities that tribal and state governments have in common. Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act—a law that recognizes the sovereign authority of tribes t...
Amber Alert issued on Alaska Native woman who just gave birth An Amber Alert was issued for an Alaska Native woman and her newborn infant. Authorities said Monica Vasquez, 30, left the Alaska Native Medical Center with her two-day-old son before being discharged. It’s believed both are in danger.
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In a landscape as dramatic as its stories, Alaska Native people face staggering suicide rates, yet remain determined to heal & thrive!
Justice Department Awards $101 million for Tribal Justice and Safety Yesterday the Justice Department announced awards of 200+ grants to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations. The grants provide more than $101 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in tribal communities. They encompass ten purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. “Our outreach and communication with tribal governments have been critical to our understanding of how to better serve and support our tribal partners,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West. “These awards represent our ongoing commitment to help put an end to the unacceptable and sobering crime rates in Indian Country.” The awards are made through the Department’s Coordinated Trib ...
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