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Discussion On Ivory Bans Continues; Nomeites Weigh In During Legislative Committee Meeting

Ivory walrus

On Monday, public comments were being solicited on Senate Joint resolution 4, sponsored in part by Senator Donny Olson. Among those who gave testimony were Alice Bioff, Vera Metcalf, and Melanie Bahnke. The resolution looks to spur the State’s Congressional delegation to introduce bills which would protect walrus, mammoth, and mastodon ivory from other ivory bans.

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72-Hour Government Shutdown Delays Federal-Level Meetings on Rural Alaska Issues

United States Capitol Building

Besides affecting AFN delegates’ and Melanie Bahnke’s scheduled conversations with government employees, the shutdown impacted Kawerak’s Board Chairman, Frank Katchatag, who was slated to speak at a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public meeting today. This one BOEM proposed public meeting to be held in Alaska, regarding the National OCS program, is now postponed.

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Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich held a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Saturday. Leaders from various Alaska Native regions testified including Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke, raised on St. Lawrence Island, in Savoonga. Listen, below, to Bahnke’s powerful testimony to Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-28-profile-senate-hearing-bahnke.mp3

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Update News: October 28th, 2013

In Monday’s news: At last weekend’s AFN conference, Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke addressed a senate committee on subsistence issues; A 40-year-old Noorvik man shot and wounded by AST has been charged with two felony counts; Alaska recently distributed safety cards made especially or Alaska Native women; Nome’s Anvil City Science Academy and Extensions Correspondence both…

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Update News: September 12th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Rescue Coordination Center’s search for a missing pilot is being hampered by bad weather; Emmonak seeks funding to build only port the Yukon River, expand energy capacity in region; State commits to formal working relationship with Japanese financial firm on LNG projects; Legislative committee on ethics finds State Rep. Alan Dick…

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