Alaska leaders continued to pressure U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at an event in Northwest Alaska on Tuesday, with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski saying budget oversight of the Interior Department is just one tool she has to assert more control over the agency.
An upcoming winter board retreat for the Alaska Federation of Natives will feature a host of political leaders from Alaska, many drawn to the event by the presence of U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.Alex DeMarban,Nathaniel Herz
In addition to the Senate and gubernatorial endorsements, the Alaska Federation of Natives approved a packet of 50 other resolutions that include opposition to Ballot Measure 2, support for tribal co-management of subsistence, and a push for more education funding for all kids.Lisa Demer
After a summer when subsistence fishing was shut down for critical spells along both the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Obama administration has agreed to experiment with managing next year’s Kuskokwim salmon runs jointly with tribal organizations. Lisa Demer
More than 500 images were brought to the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention by the Anchorage Museum, which hopes elders from across the state can identify a friend, building, landscape or relative. Megan Edge
The U.S. Senate race in Alaska turned into a battle Friday over the candidates’ views on the issues facing Alaska Natives and rural residents, as Republican challenger Dan Sullivan sought to show the audience at the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual convention that his record on those issues could match his opponent’s.Nathaniel Herz