Alaska Natives

APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said.<p>After the shooting …

Animals

Friends and family bid farewell to victim of deadly road rage incident in Vancouver

Mourners packed an East Vancouver chapel Monday for the funeral for Willis Hunt, who was murdered earlier this month in what police characterized as …

Canadian News

Goldbelt’s first CEO reflects on lifetime of involvement in Southeast Alaska

In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Joe Kahklen, a retired President & CEO of Goldbelt, Inc., speaks about his time with the Juneau-area Alaska …

Native Americans

The Ultimate Guide To Surfing Epic Waves In British Columbia

Beach-dwelling subcultures and surf towns are not the first things that come to mind when you think of Canada… that is unless you’ve been to British …

British Columbia

Walt Disney World Resort celebrates American Indian culture in new gallery exhibition

<b>“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” debuts inside The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot</b><p>LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – …

Walt Disney World Resort

Salmon Fare Better on U.S. Side of Border With Canada

As the Canadians decimate their wild-salmon runs while the seal and sea lion population continue to increase, the imbalance will just become worse.<p>Regarding “Cold, Windy Bliss on a Salmon Fishing Trip” (op-ed, Aug. 10) by Melanie Kirkpatrick about her fishing trip to British Columbia: I’m glad to …

Fishing

History Made: Alaskan Leader Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Becomes First Female Alaska Native for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Date: August 16, 2018<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Earlier this month, Tara Mac Lean Sweeney, a prominent Alaskan leader and …

Forests

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Matthew Miller

<i>This spring, 40 Canadian youth aged 18-30 came together in Haida Gwaii for a 10-day expedition as part of Ocean Wise’s Ocean Bridge program. Ocean</i> …

Haida

Hot, dry conditions push drought rating to highest level on eastern Vancouver Island

The drought rating for eastern Vancouver Island has reached the highest warning level as hot and dry conditions persist.<p>A Level 4 drought …

British Columbia

ALSC Equity Fellowship

Through the ALSC Equity Fellowship program, ALSC affirms its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by engaging new generations of racially …

Native Hawaiians

The Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointment would threaten Alaska Native subsistence

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan meets with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Sullivan’s Washington, D.C., office on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Erica …

States' Rights

Donlin Gold Project In Alaska Gets Major Federal Permits

The giant Donlin gold project in southwestern Alaska has received major permits from the federal government, owners Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE, TSX: …

Forests

Donlin Gold project in Alaska wins U.S. government approval

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management approve key permits for the Donlin Gold project in Alaska, one of the world's largest …

Business

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jay Matsushiba

Haida Gwaii is often called “The Edge of the World.” That phrase came to take on new meaning for Ocean Bridge participant Jay Matsushiba. (Photo: Dax …

Haida

Federal government advances Donlin gold project, issuing major permits

Donlin Gold mine work camp and runway are seen from the air, August 2015. (Lisa Demer / ADN file)The federal government on Monday gave a thumbs up to …

Forests

Letter: Kavanaugh nomination threatens Alaskans’ rights

With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, Alaskans' civil rights are in the crosshairs of activist right-wing judges. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it …

Rights & Freedoms

Activist accused of drugging, raping two women in Seattle

Redwolf Pope, 41, was charged Friday in King County Superior Court with two counts of second-degree rape of a yet-to-be-identified woman and a …

Crime

Portugal the Man Frontman Pitches Portland To “Esquire” Readers

Now that Portland has fallen out of favor with fancy British people, it can sometimes feel like the city's reputation is declining. But according to …

Alternative Music

Overdose deaths from opioids continue to rise in Alaska

A state report shows the number of deadly opioid overdoses in Alaska increased again with the powerful painkiller fentanyl linked to a larger portion …

U.S. Dept. of State

In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival

In conjunction with the <i>In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts</i> exhibit, there will be an accompanying free festival co-hosted by the History Museum …

Washington State

The Most Powerful Arctic Oil Lobby Group You’ve Never Heard Of

Download the PDF here.<p>In December 2017, Congress quietly included a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling in the tax …

Forests

Cold, Windy Bliss on a Salmon Fishing Trip

Every August I post a “Gone Fishin’ ” note in my email’s autoreply and head out to Haida Gwaii for four glorious days of salmon fishing. Literally “the islands of the Haida people,” Haida Gwaii is the native name Canada assigned in 2010 to the archipelago formerly known as the Queen Charlotte …

Opinion

RELEASE: Little-Known Corporation Has Outsized Role in Push to Drill the Arctic Refuge

Washington, D.C. — While the largest U.S. oil companies have been mostly silent about their aim to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one …

Forests

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Danielle Moore

I am a marine biologist living in the prairies. I know; it surprises me too, sometimes.<p>After graduating from my undergrad on the East Coast, I …

Haida

Khu.éex: The Magic of Noise

Recommended<p>Neptune Theatre University District <br>Thurs Aug 9, 8 pm All Ages<p>Free<p>Dave Segal has written, "Led by bassist [and renowned glass artist] …

App Store

The Week in Craft: August 8, 2018

The art of the messy signature takes new life in this lovely, loopy work by Nate Nettleton.<p>Art and design come together in the work of John A. …

San Francisco

Wildfire destroys dozens of buildings in northern B.C.

A wildfire that ripped through Telegraph Creek has destroyed or damaged 27 structures in the remote northern community.<p>Rick Boehm of the Regional …

British Columbia

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Huge Alkali Lake and South Stikine blazes on course to merge

Two fires in the northwestern part of the province continued to be top priority for the B.C. Wildfire Service as crews scramble to save buildings and …

Canadian News

Here's The Official Musical Lineup For the 2018 Alaska Cannabis Cup

This weekend, we’re heading up to Wasilla for the first-ever Alaska Cannabis Cup! If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the festival yet, there’s …

Cannabis

Alaska Supreme Court orders parts of salmon initiative cut

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that portions of an initiative aimed at protecting salmon be stricken as unconstitutional but decided that the rest of the measure can advance to the fall ballot.<p>In a written order, the court said the problematic parts would bar …

Elections