Tag Archives: Yup’ik

Alaska Natives Afforded Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was one of the single greatest accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.  The act bans racial discrimination in voting practices by all levels of government, and was enacted with the specific … Continue reading

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A “Nice Sunny Day With No Snow” and the Growing Influence of Alaska Natives

By Thomas J. Lukish Late September featured more than a mere drop in temperatures for Alaska residents, as U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason issued an interim order that would shake the state’s electoral landscape.

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Speaking Their Language: How Appreciation for Culture Will Lead to Participation in Politics

By Tom Lukish From its western banks along the Bering Strait to its eastern border with the Yukon Territory, Alaska encompasses a large terrain colloquially known as “The Last Frontier.”  A home for some 735,000, and a vacation destination for … Continue reading

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