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2020 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference speakers announced

by FAI Staff First Alaskans Institute’s 37th Annual Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth) will begin on Sunday, October 11 and close out on Wednesday, October 14 in a reimagined and culturally-enriched virtual environment. […]

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Alaska Native entities take a stand against State oppression of Indigenous ways of life

A broad coalition of Alaska Native Tribes and organizations are holding the State of Alaska accountable for its continued mismanagement and interference in Alaska Native ways of life. The current State of Alaska lawsuit (State of […]

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2020 Donlin Gold Backhaul Project to remove E-Waste from Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

For the third year in a row, multiple entities and tribes are coming together to assist Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region villages with the removal of harmful e-waste. The goal of this effort is to safely dispose […]

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Conocophillips partners with The Salvation Army to provide food to Bethel families in need

June 10, 2020: As a result of a community grant made by ConocoPhillips, The Salvation Army was able to provide the Southwestern Alaska community of Bethel with 14,000 pounds of food. The food was distributed […]

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Bankruptcy Court approves a Plan of Liquidation that enables an auction and sales process for RAVN

June 25, 2020—The Honorable Brendan L. Shannon in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware today approved a Plan of Liquidation that also includes a sales process for “going concern” bidders who […]

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ANSEP prepares 23 high school graduates with adapted Summer Bridge component

To support high school graduates’ transition to college, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is offering its seven-week 2020 Summer Bridge component virtually. Nearly two dozen students began their Summer Bridge experience on May […]

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Alaska National Guard airlifts “Into the Wild” bus from Stampede Trail

by Sgt. Seth LaCount In a coordinated effort with the Department of Natural Resources, 12 Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment accomplished the successful extraction of a 1940s era bus […]

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Alaska Army National Guard helps rescue injured individual near Noorvik

by Spc. Grace Nechanicky The Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment’s Army Aviation Operations Facility in Nome helped rescue an individual in Coffin Camp May 16, 2020. At approximately 5 a.m., the […]

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Alaska National Guard Soldiers deploy to Poland for NATO sustainment mission

by Sgt. Seth LaCount More than 80 Soldiers assigned to the Alaska Army National Guard’s 297th Regional Support Group departed from Ted Steven International’s Kulis airfield on May 13 for a deployment to Poland in […]

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Calista 2020 Spring Distribution is Early Nearly $4 Million in YK Delta

April 3rd, 2020: The Calista Corporation 2020 Spring Distribution is now scheduled for Monday, April 6. Amid coronavirus concerns, the Calista Corporation Board of Directors held an early board meeting and voted to approve a […]

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Calista 2020 Spring Distribution is Early Nearly $4 Million in YK Delta

April 3rd, 2020: The Calista Corporation 2020 Spring Distribution is now scheduled for Monday, April 6. Amid coronavirus concerns, the Calista Corporation Board of Directors held an early board meeting and voted to approve a […]

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Pruitt asks Governor to release PFD payments early to assist families, stimulate economy

April 3, 2020 (ANCHORAGE) – House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt (R-Anchorage) has sent a letter to Governor Dunleavy requesting he direct the Alaska Department of Revenue to distribute this year’s PFD payments as soon as […]

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City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services and Extend Deadline for Sales Tax

March 31st, 2020: 1. City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services The City of Bethel is concerned that some Bethel households may lack water and sewer service during these challenging times because […]

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UofA shifts course delivery, housing, events in face of COVID-19 situation

March 12th, 2020: University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen today announced plans to extend spring break, move classes to distance delivery, move students out of campus residence halls and cancel large campus events due to […]

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‘Quarantine’ to protect Alaska potato crop from imported disease

State agricultural officials are taking steps to protect Alaska’s valuable potato industry against contamination from potatoes infected by viruses affecting Lower 48 growers. “Alaska potatoes have a positive, well-deserved reputation at home and abroad for […]

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Flight makes emergency landing at Fairbanks International Airport

Jan. 21st, 2020: At approximately 2:15 p.m., Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) was notified that a Delta Airlines Airbus 350-900 was experiencing mechanical difficulties with an engine and would need to make an emergency landing at […]

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Alaskans for Better Elections turns in signatures for certification

The Alaskans for Better Elections ballot committee started a statewide collection of signatures to be certified after a judge’s ruling on October 23rd, 2019. Today, the Alaskans for Better Elections turned in over 41,000 signatures […]

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AFN passes resolution calling for tribal consultation by state and federal governments

The Bering Sea-Western Interior Tribal Commission praises the passage of a resolution by the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) calling on the federal and state governments to meet their lawful obligations to consult, listen to, […]

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Calista Elders receive 12th straight Elders’ Benefit Distribution

by Calista Staff Calista Corporation provides $325 For Each Original Shareholder At Least 65 Years Old. Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2019 Elders’ Benefit Distribution. Original Shareholders who are at least 65 […]

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Interior gold mine wins DNR reclamation award at miners’ convention

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has awarded its 2019 Excellent Mine Reclamation Award to Ajax Mining Alaska Inc., a Fortymile mining district placer gold operation, in recognition of its successful continuous reclamation practices. Commissioner […]

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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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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. […]

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Legislature urged to restore funding for programs and services for the homeless

Just as the Anchorage community is making progress to address the persistent issue of homelessness, cuts to the State of Alaska budget are certain to worsen the problem and push more people—including women, children, seniors […]

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Skyriver films produced in Emmonak in early 1970s to be restored

Three of the innovative, participatory development films produced by the Community Enterprise Development Corporation (CEDC) of Alaska’s Lower Yukon Project (c. 1970-73) will be restored under a National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) award to the […]

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Calista Corporation announces Certified 2019 Annual Meeting Results 45th Meeting Held in Toksook Bay on July 5

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Shareholders reelected three directors to the Board in a strong support of continued operational successes, increased Shareholder benefits, and Board stability. More than 59 percent of all outstanding shares voted, the fourth […]