While many Bering Strait and Norton Sound tribes have courts that can handle child protection cases, experts say the push is now for tribal authority over misdemeanors and other crimes.
Tribal sovereignty experts at the Kawerak Regional Conference say the regulations could have major implications for foster care in Alaska.
A recent study reveals that 51 percent of women in the Nome Census area have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence — or both — during their lifetimes.
New state standards are calling for more “rigorous” education. But in many districts, that goal is matched by a desire for more cultural relevancy in the classroom.
Routine maintenance for the only helicopter providing flights to and from the Bering Strait island community of Little Diomede has left store shelves empty and essentials scarce.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is working to protect a “critical habitat” for the Arctic ringed seal, a threatened species native to Alaskan waters.
Public outcry saw the council allow two contentious tax proposals die without consideration, but an idea to assess property tax on aircraft moved closer to a final vote.
Erickson’s reappointment brings decades of experience helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the Norton Sound region.
USDA’s branch of Rural Development is partnering with the Association of Village Council Presidents to get an on-the-ground perspective of communities’ needs.