Ketchikan City Council declines to cancel drag queen reading at library

Ketchikan’s city attorney canceling the event could violate the state’s civil rights law and the First Amendment in addition to the city’s antidiscrimination ordinance.

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US boarding school investigative report released

The findings show the federal Indian boarding school system consisted of at least 408 federal schools across 37 states and roughly 53 different schools had been identified with marked or unmarked burial sites.

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After more than a decade, overcrowded Shaktoolik is finally getting new homes

Alaskans are twice as likely to live in an overcrowded household than the national average. Rates are highest in small, off-the-road-system communities like Shaktoolik.

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Alaska Native stories featured in new documentary on the painful history of boarding schools

A new half-hour documentary on the Al Jazeera program “Fault Lines” delves into that painful history of boarding schools the U.S.

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Border with Russia to open for Bering Strait Festival in 2022

The seven-day festival is an effort to bring together residents of the high north from both sides of the strait, some of whom are relatives, and to honor their shared culture.

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Vigil held in Juneau for children found at Kamloops boarding school

Last Saturday, the Alaska Native community and allies gathered at Overstreet Park in Juneau for a candlelight vigil honoring the 215 children found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. 

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