Do Alaska Native corporations share enough information with you – the shareholder? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 17, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native corporations. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey plans on introducing legislation that would require Alaska Native corporations (like Calista and The Bering Straits Native Corporation) to report financial statements to [...]
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At the close of the Arctic Imperative Summit, the announcement was made just yesterday that Arctic sea ice this summer has hit a record low. With the opening Arctic Ocean, much of the discussion the past few days has been centered around developing the Arctic sustainably. In his closing remarks to the summit, former North [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly [...]
In Wednesday’s news: With extremely low numbers in the Yukon Chinook salmon run, Fish and Game begin subsistence closures; US Supreme Court decision in Ramah Navajo case, seeking full payment of federal contracts with tribes, to have big implications in Alaska; US House passes Representative Don Young’s Sealaska bill; President of the National Congress of [...]
Forty years after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was passed, the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of Alaska should finally put behind them a land dispute. On Tuesday, the full Congress passed The Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act – a settlement between the State of Alaska, the Bureau of Land Management [...]
Body found north of Anchorage identified as missing airman; Federal Subsistence Board adopts tribal consultation policy, holds off on consultation with ANCSA corporations; largest herring fishery on hold, herring not eager to show up; NOAA and Russian counterparts collaborate in seal survey; Chief Papasadora reminds youth that choices made now can impact entire community.