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
$11.8 Million in Brownfield Grants to Clean Contaminated Alaska Sites
Four Alaska Native regional and village corporations are receiving federal brownfields funding to address contaminated lands for the first time.
Chugach Alaska Invests in CYBER Express Carwash Chain
A new carwash chain, CYBER Express, is coming to Anchorage, and Chugach Alaska Corporation is investing in the venture’s approach to sustainability.
Green Banks Steer Federal Cash to Climate Projects
Green Banks are a new channel for Alaska entrepreneurs to leverage federal funding for ventures related to clean energy and climate resilience. Spruce Root and the Valdez Native Tribe are both part of a movement to direct billions in public-private capital.
Child Advocacy Center Opens in Hooper Bay
Children in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region who’ve experienced abuse have a safe place to recover. Bay Haven’s child advocacy center in Hooper Bay serves clients locally and from the neighboring villages of Scammon Bay and Chevak.
Tlingit & Haida Launches Bingo Under State Gaming License
The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is expanding its gaming operations with bingo at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.