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