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August 26, 2019 

Representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior visited Bethel on August 21, 2019 to hear from tribal representatives about the public safety issues unique to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The visit comes in the wake of Attorney General William Barr's tour of the region for similar reasons. 

PHOTO CREDIT ASSOCIATION OF VILLAGE COUNCIL PRESIDENTS

Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Native American Issues Meets to Discuss Violent Crime in Indian Country

July 22, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr’s Advisory Subcommittee on Native American Issues (NAIS) convened in June during the U.S. Attorney’s National Conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss a wide range of justice issues affecting Indian Country, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, Chair, and U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme, Vice Chair.

Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program

July 17, 2019

Rasmuson Foundation has begun recruiting for their Sabbatical Program. You can apply for the program or you can nominate a deserving colleague.

Program Information: https://bit.ly/30yCSMP
Sabbatical Nomination: https://bit.ly/2xOU58k

For Quinhagak, Climate Change Means They May Have To Move

June 18, 2019

Tribal Administrator Ferdinand Cleveland discusses the possibility of relocating the village of Quinhagak due to increasing erosion.

 

Listen to the full story from kyuk.org.

 

Photo Credit Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes

June 6, 2019 

In 2018, the 40 year old ICWA law was declared unconstitutional in a federal court case. The case is now before a federal appeals court. Whoever loses is almost certain to ask the Supreme Court to hear it.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Claims Against Nonmember Former Employee

April 16, 2019

The Ninth Circuit held that the tribal court had jurisdiction over the nonmember former employee pursuant to the Tribe's sovereign powers of exclusion, as well as under the framework for tribal civil regulatory jurisdiction over nonmembers as set forth in the 1981 case of Montana v. United States.

Click here for more information from Holland & Knight Law.

Gwen Kvasnikoff Awarded Tribal Administrator of the Year

April 12, 2019

Gwen Kvasnikoff, Tribal Administrator for the Nanwalek IRA Council, was awarded Tribal Administrator of the Year by her peers during the 2019 Alaska Tribal Administrators Association Symposium held April 10-12, 2019. She was awarded for her leadership, dedication and support for tribal staff and the community, promotion of tribal sovereignty, exceptional reporting standards and administrative management, and routine encouragement to those she works with and for. 

Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

February 15, 2019

All Tribal Leaders conference call invitation to begin discussions regarding the 14th Annual Government-to- Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation.

 

February 20, 2019 3:30PM to 4:30PM EST. 

 

Please click here for the full invitation. 

BIA Request for Information

February 4, 2019

Alaska Regional Director, Mr. Eugene R. Peltola, Jr. is inviting Alaska Tribes to share how the recent federal government shut down may have impacted your community or if there are ongoing impacts that you are experiencing. 

Share your experience: 
www.bia.gov/shutdown or shutdown@bia.gov

GAO's recommendations to Congress to improve the delivery of Government programs.

January 31, 2019

After identifying problem areas including; the sharing of information, the process of disbursement of funds, Department of Interiors process of review proposed tribal leasing, and the federal resources needed to administer contracts and compacts- the Government Accounting Office (GAO) made recommendations to Congress to improve the delivery of Government programs. Read the full report here

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