Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Culturally significant land represents rebuilding of a tribal land base MARK TRAHANT TYONEK, Alaska — This is a great day for Al Goozmer. So the tribal president wants to show us everything in this village of about 200 people. We start at the airstrip where there’s a new fire station. A mural painted in vivid …

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Starting next Tuesday I am beginning an Indiegogo campaign to fund my journalism projects. My official goal is $5,000, but I am hoping to exceed that figure. The money will be used to pay my salary, travel, and to keep my technology current. (The bonus is that if I reach the larger amount, I’d like …

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The next phase in the epidemic: Reducing the rate of growth and other success stories MARK TRAHANT Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population. The toll from this deadly disease was so great that a federal Special Diabetes Program for Indians was launched some …

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   Mike Williams and his granddaughter Megan at a hunting and fishing rights rally last year in Anchorage. (Williams family photo.) New inter-tribal fish commission formed to give Alaska tribes a say MARK TRAHANT Alaska reminds me of Washington state. Let me qualify that. Alaska reminds me of Washington state before the mid-1970s. Back then …

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