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Advocates hope return of Alaska Native boarding school student from Carlisle is first of many

Sophia Tetoff recently became the first Alaska Native person to be brought back to Alaska for burial after dying at the Carlisle boarding school. Advocates like Lauren Peters, who is a relative of Tetoff, are hoping more children can be brought home.
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Unangax̂ educators will teach Unangam Tunuu language class at UAA

This fall, students can take a course in Unangam Tunuu — the Unangax̂ language — at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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After 77 years in unmarked grave, Unangax̂ WWII soldier to receive marker

George Fox was killed in action in Ardea, Rome, Italy — just three days before the American forces took possession of the city on June 4, 1944. He’s the only known Aleut/Unangax̂ soldier killed in action during World War II.
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131-year-old fish plant, other Alaska sites to be considered for national historical places registry

Also up for consideration: name changes for geographic landmarks like the Suicide Peaks near Anchorage.
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Colonization’s dark history puts heavy burden on tribes seeking repatriation of remains, objects

One of the criticisms of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is that it puts a huge burden of proof on Tribes, which may not have access to the necessary records.
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Tribes, Native organizations push back at institutions reluctant to help with repatriation efforts

In early 2021, the Harvard Peabody Museum issued a statement apologizing for its reluctance working with tribes to return some remains and funerary object
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Tazlina tribe hopes to buy traditional land from Archdiocese for Copper River access

A federally recognized Tribe in the Ahtna region of the Copper River area hopes to buy more than 450 acres of its traditional homeland and return it to the Tribe to allow residents to use fish wheels on the Copper River.
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Anchorage man sentenced for falsely marketing goods as Alaska Native made

An Anchorage man was sentenced to five years probation after being found guilty of illegally marketing items he sold as being made by an Alaska Native artist.
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Nicholas Galanin’s latest music project signs with Sub Pop Records, to release album in April

Galanin, who is Tlingit and Unangax̂, also works as a carver, engraver and visual artist. He is based in Sitka, Alaska.
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Federal judge temporarily halts sale of Seattle National Archives building

A federal judge temporarily stopped the sale of a National Archives building in Seattle, Washington.
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Federal judge temporarily halts sale of National Archives building in Seattle

The archives building houses a collection that includes historical documents and records for 272 federally recognized tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
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Coalition of Tribes and states seeks to block sale of Seattle National Archives building

The facility houses an immense collection of historical documents and records, including records about Alaska and the Indigenous peoples of the area.
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Alaska Indigenous theater production transforms classic holiday tale in ‘Tlingit Christmas Carol’

E.B. Scrooge is a successful CEO of a Native corporation subsidiary in an unnamed town. And he hates Christmas.
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Legislation seeks to move Census deadline back to end of October

Alaska Rep. Don Young introduced the legislation in response to the Census Bureau's decision to shorten the counting season.
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Alaska Federation of Natives convention will go virtual for 2020

The 2020 annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives will go virtual out of safety concerns over coronavirus. The decision was announced Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in a news release from AFN.

Three Alaska Native women join Anchorage Public Safety Advisory Commission

The Public Safety Advisory Commission examines public safety issues and advises the mayor and city assembly.
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Children’s program ‘Molly of Denali’ wins Peabody award

The PBS televisions show “Molly of Denali” was selected for a George Foster Peabody Award in the children’s and youth category this week.
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Remnants of Swan Lake fire could create prime habitat for morels

Ecologist Kate Mohatt is hoping that mushroom hunters will share one of their best guarded secrets - the location of their prized morel patches - in order to help scientists better understand the mysterious fungi.

Injunction holds up $8B CARES Act Tribal allocation for Alaska Native corporations

Some tribes sued the secretaries of Interior and Treasury to keep federal CARES Act money from going to for-profit Alaska Native Corporations.

Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse canceled over coronavirus concerns

Organizers of the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse made a decision to cancel the event over coronavirus concerns.