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 Effects of PFDs on Poverty Among Rural Alaska Natives None 

Effects of PFDs on Poverty Among Rural Alaska Natives

Rural Alaska Natives are much more likely than other Alaskans to be poor, mostly because jobs are scarce in remote areas. They also face considerably higher living costs, which compounds the problem.

SHI's New Interactive Exhibit to be Unveiled Next Week None 

SHI's New Interactive Exhibit to be Unveiled Next Week

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) next week will unveil its new exhibit, Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land, which explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. The community is welcome to explore it free of charge on First Friday.

VOICE Supports Consultation and the Scoping Process for ANWR Leasing None 

VOICE Supports Consultation and the Scoping Process for ANWR Leasing

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) and its North Slope members are committed to our continued involvement with the Kaktovikmiut and assisting them in working with BLM and the Department of Interior throughout the scoping and EIS processes to bring forward the concerns of our communities.

Reservists Provide Medical Care for Underserved Regions of Alaska through Arctic Care 2018 None 

Reservists Provide Medical Care for Underserved Regions of Alaska through Arctic Care 2018

A joint and multinational contingent of Reservists kicked off Arctic Care 2018, an Innovative Readiness Training Exercise based out of Kotzebue, Alaska, April 16.

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission None 

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission

Governor Bill Walker announced the delegation for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission, which will include fisheries, tourism, and investment businesses, as well as a baby food maker, an architecture firm, and a university.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Announces Industrial Services Acquisition None 
Emily Edenshaw Hired as Tribe's Business & Economic Development Director None 

Emily Edenshaw Hired as Tribe's Business & Economic Development Director

As the Director, Edenshaw will lead efforts that promote business and economic opportunities for the Tribe, its tribal business enterprises and citizens, and Southeast Alaska communities. This will be achieved through partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, and supporting community sustainability and planning efforts, economic development projects and job creation in Southeast Alaska.

Senate Protects Native Corps from Liability for Pre-Contaminated Lands None 

Senate Protects Native Corps from Liability for Pre-Contaminated Lands

The Alaska Senate today unanimously passed a bill providing relief for Alaska Native Corporations from liability for damages and costs resulting from pre-contaminated lands conveyed to them through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).

KeyBank Foundation Supports American Indian and Alaska Native Businesses with a Grant Commitment to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development None 

KeyBank Foundation Supports American Indian and Alaska Native Businesses with a Grant Commitment to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

The KeyBank Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization funded by KeyCorp has awarded a grant to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The funds, which amount to $300,000 over two years to support Native American businesses nationwide, including in Alaska, will be used to create a new program called National Center Technical Assistance and Procurement program, or NCTAP.

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award None 

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award

Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.