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Alaska Department of Labor awarded $100,000 for employers who hire returning citizens

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $100,000 to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for fidelity bonds, which reduce financial risk for employers that hire people with criminal records or a history […]

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Grant applications now being accepted for Rural Public Safety Infrastructure Projects

DPS is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants for funding through the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance (EFLEA) Program to address the critical public safety infrastructure needs in rural Alaska. The Alaska Department of Public […]

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Calista Corporation declares Akilista distribution and Welcomes New Shareholders

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2019 Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) distribution. This year marks the largest Akilista distribution in Calista’s history. ·2019 Akilista distribution total: $2.97 million, 15 percent increase from […]

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Native Youth receive standing ovation as AFN declares a State of Emergency on Climate Change

by Native Movement Staff October 19th, 2019: Today, a climate change resolution from First Alaskans Institute Youth & Elders conference made its way onto the floor for debate at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) […]

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Seven diagnosed with Scombroid Poisoning in Alaska, Summer 2019

Background Scombroid is caused by eating fish that has not been properly refrigerated or preserved and therefore contains high levels of histamine (i.e., “scombrotoxin”). Symptoms typically have a rapid onset (within 10–60 minutes of consumption) […]

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Take Wing “Tengluni” Project prepares students for graduation and post-secondary education

by Calista Staff New Education Grant aims to teach Cultural Values and increase graduation rates in the YK Delta. Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CECI) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of […]

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Fishermen catch 2 billionth sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay this year

by Mary Catharine Martin This year, during the fishery’s 2nd largest harvest on record, Bristol Bay commercial fishermen hit another historic number: the 2 billionth sockeye salmon caught by commercial fishermen since record-keeping began in […]

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2019 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

Celebrate critical importance and diversity of our Alaska Native languages at the First Alaskans Institute 36th Annual Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth). Our theme, “Qaneryararput Yugtun Piniqerput” (Yup’ik) and “Qaneryararput Cugtun Kayuqerput” (Cup’ik) […]

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Agreement on religious accommodations for Muslim inmates reached

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Alaska Department of Corrections today (September 6th, 2019) announced that they have reached an agreement to resolve a federal case regarding Alaska’s religious accommodations for Muslim inmates. […]