Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle delivers the emerging leader keynote address on the first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks on Thursday. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

Alaska Federation of Natives speaker calls for movement of Native power

FAIRBANKS – An up-and-coming Alaska Native leader called a new-to-Alaska legal mechanism for protecting tribal lands a colonial-era tool and urged tribes and Native organizations

Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi listens to proceedings during the opening of the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting Friday, April 24, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

«Russia has joint strategic interests with Norway»

The discovery of huge and unique fields in the two countries’ border areas is very likely, says Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. A

A meeting of the International Maritime Organization in London next week will hear about the impact of shipping on northern environment and communities from Indigenous leaders.
(Beluga Shipping/Associated Press)

Arctic Indigenous leaders to push for permanent voice in world maritime body

A coalition of environmental groups is calling for a permanent voice for Arctic Indigenous communities at the world body that regulates the global maritime industry.

The archipelago of Svalbard. (Thomas Nilsen/The Independent Barents Observer)

No Chinese resort in Svalbard, Norway after all

The Norwegian government buys a 218 square km privately-own plot and puts a stop to a possible foreign acquisition in the archipelago. In 2014, Chinese