It cannot be understated how important Alaska Native Corporations are to the state’s economy. They create jobs locally, in the Lower 48, and internationally. Alaska Native organizations attract millions of dollars to the state by funding programs ranging from community development to education and cultural preservation. Village corporations, the Alaska Federation of Natives, and shareholder dividends are just a few of the topics we cover in Alaska Native news.
Latest Alaska Native News
The Akiak Native Community, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, has joined the nonprofit Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Tribal Broadband Consortium.
At its 47th Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Goldbelt made several announcements, including a summer distribution, continued record profitability, and the 2021 election results.
Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $5 million in funding to help Alaska Native communities pursuing projects that will reduce energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency.
The Alaska Army National Guard (AKNG) Divestiture Program handed over its 37th site, a Federal Scout Readiness Center built during the Cold War, to Gambell’s Sivuqaq Incorporated in May.
The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce the hire of Misty Browne as Manager of the 477 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) department.
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The 2021 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the 2021 Best of Alaska Business awards! We ask our readers to give us their input on the best businesses that Alaska has to offer, ranging from flower boutiques to accounting firms. Throughout March, readers voted in record numbers, yet another indication after a trying year of how Alaskans take extra effort to support local businesses.