Category Archives: Environment

More Than Just a Sealaska Shareholder

Sit News by Frank Hopper June 03, 2013 Monday I was born in Juneau, although I have no memory of ever living there. My family moved to Seattle when I was only two. My Caucasian father never explained why, except … Continue reading

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Tongass official explains importance of wild salmon

Some view the resources of Lingit Aani as export commodities. Extraction practices leave Alaska Natives poor and destitute in our own land while others get rich off of what used to be ours. Juneau Empire The Tongass National Forest is … Continue reading

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Walking in Two Worlds: Tribes and Timber in Alaska’s Tongass Forest

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Haa Aaní

We can blame ANCSA; but colonialism is perhaps the clearer culprit here. We were forced to trade in resiliency for dependency. There’s no reason we couldn’t have kept our sustainable fishery harvests, maintain our traditional tribal territories and still enter … Continue reading

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Indigenous Warrior Deported by CBSA

The following is an excerpt from SKWEKWEKWELT SOLIDARITY. Much of British Columbia is unceded First Nations territory. In many cases there has been no land claims settlement, no agreements, no treaties, and no end to resistance. January 2013 – A … Continue reading

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Environmentalists, Cascadians March; show support for Tar Sands Blockade

This march occurred in Eugene, Oregon following the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference which I attended and participated in.

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PIELC Panel: Cascadian Bioregionalism and the Indigenous Future

On Sunday I was in Eugene, Oregon for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference where I participated on a panel with Cascadian Bioregionalists which included the makers of Occupied Cascadia and a representative from the Portland State University Cascadia Branch. … Continue reading

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Sea Otter: a felony to hunt or a need to control the population?

Which way is it going to be? The feds have made their presence in southeast Alaska known, engaging in undercover investigations into sea otter hunting and trading which have resulted in one Haida hunter/furrier accepting a plea deal for a … Continue reading

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Breaking Tináa, Breaking Copper Shields, and Bringing Shame in Raven’s Bioregion

Namgis hereditary chief Beau Dick has broken a copper shield to shame the Canadian government and draw attention to environmental issues in the region that threaten Native people. Among my tribe, the Tlingit, we call such copper shields Tináa and … Continue reading

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Sherman Roger Alexander vs United States: From our point of view

By Nahaan (son of Sherman Roger Alexander) February 05, 2013 Tuesday AM Letter of Support for Roger Alexander, Haida Hunter, Fisher, Gatherer, and Furrier. “I’m not saying that any of this is your fault, or even any of your grandparents … Continue reading

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