Alaska Natives

EPA

The Tanana Chiefs Conference last week was awarded a $150,000 federal grant last week for a program that helps residents clean up and reuse contaminated sites around their communities.


Eric Carlson/Ben Potter

UAF archeology professor Ben Potter and an international team of scientists he worked with has discovered evidence of a previously unknown, ancient people who were among the first to cross over from Asia to Alaska more than 15,000 years ago. The scientists based their findings on analysis of DNA from two infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site south of Fairbanks. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, sheds new light on when and how the ancestors of today’s indigenous peoples first settled the New World.


Climate change and the settlement of the New World …


An Arctic pathway for indigenous peoples ancestors …


Debating Arctic issues in the Arctic ...


The health impacts of climate change ...

Informing Arctic science with traditional knowledge …


Helping Americans and Alaskans understand each other …


Telltale signs of indigenous-cultural changes …