Salazar Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kevin Washburn as Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Kevin K. Washburn was confirmed as the Department of Interior’s newest Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs during a ceremony presided over by Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in late September. Mr. Washburn, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, has served as the Dean of the University of … [Read more...]

United Nations Human Rights Council Report on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

In September 2012, the United Nation’s Human Rights Council (UN HRC) released its most recent report on the rights of indigenous people, which assessed the laws, government programs and constructive agreements between indigenous peoples and states that typify and/or highlight the situation of … [Read more...]

Alaska as a Testing Ground for Renewable Energy Initiatives to Reduce Energy Costs in Rural Communities Worldwide

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) co-hosted a high-profile conference in Washington D.C. during May 2012 to address challenges and opportunities for renewable energy initiatives in Alaska. Both U.S. Senators for Alaska, Senator Lisa Murkowski and … [Read more...]

Renewable Energy & Rural Alaska’s Energy Crisis

Center for American Progress Co-Hosts Fascinating Discussion with Alaska’s U.S. Senators, Native Leaders & Federal Officials The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) co-hosted a half-day, high-level conference on the challenges and opportunities for … [Read more...]