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Alcohol can be explicitly banned in Alaska's rural communities, but for marijuana, a long-standing court ruling could keep villages from going completely "dry" on pot.Suzanna Caldwell
This is the Alaska Bush, home to the hardest political ground game in America. And this election season, Republicans need to pick up six seats to win control of the U.S. Senate. They like their chances in Alaska. So, too, do Democrats, who are investing in an unprecedented effort in rural Alaska to get out the vote.Becky Bohrer
Jerry Isaac, the former longtime leader of the Tanana Chiefs Conference in Interior Alaska, was named Saturday as the new co-chair for the Alaska Federation of Natives.Alaska Dispatch News
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

For over 20 years the Alaska Federation of Natives has celebrated the many distinct Native cultures from across the state during Quyana, a night of traditional dance. 

Tara Young
Earlier this month, we took a long, 71-mile drive to Teller, the nearest community and the only village accessible by road from Nome. We went to see the Teller Cultural Festival, full of beautiful traditional music and dance. Fog made the return trip dicey. Jenn Ruckel | KNOM
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
From local leaders to the leader of the free world, speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention are delivering a clear message: Vote.Lisa Demer

The Ovluaq Dance Group from Barrow performed at the 2014 First Alaskans Elders and Youth Conference Wednesday, Oct. 22, marking the end of three days full of music and dance, educational workshops, and words of inspiration.

Tara Young
The Alaska Federation of Natives honored parents, elders, health advocates and others at its annual convention in Anchorage this week. Lisa Demer

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