Alaska Natives

Molly of Denali. Animation showing Native Alaskan and Black girl in a town.

3 Things to Know About New Animated Series 'Molly of Denali'

The groundbreaking PBS Kids series stars 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly.

A one-level light brick and mint green house sits on a green lawn with a blue sky and green trees around it

People of Color Benefit From New Public Lands Protection Bill

With bipartisan support, the Senate passed a measure that includes provisions aimed at Indigenous and African Americans. 

Mountain with white snow-capped peaks behind brown foothills and green trees and blue lake and in front of blue sky

Alaska Native Teens Honored for Role in Historic Denali Climb

John Fresden and Esaias George assisted Walter Harper in the first recorded summit of North America’s tallest mountain.

Brown purse with brown spots and white ivory bead on black string in front of red felt background

Etsy Prevents Alaska Native Artisans From Selling Ivory Art

Per the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, indigenous people of Alaska can legally use ivory from walrus tusks and whale teeth and bones.

The village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea, is seen on July 9, 2015.

White House to Eliminate Office Tasked With Relocating Native Alaskan Coastal Communities

“We were getting down to the brass tacks of relocation [of towns at risk] and now work has just stopped.”

The tide comes in on a beach along the Chukchi Sea on July 7, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska. Worries have returned to locals amid the administration reopening the Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea, to offshore drilling.

Climate Scientist Blows Whistle on Trump Administration's Department of the Interior

Joel Clement says he lost his top policy analyst position for speaking up about the dangers of climate change to Native Alaskans.

Bristol Bay, Alaska, in July 2007.

EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages

The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.

A view of the beach along a barrier island in the Chukchi sea, on July 8, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska. This Alaska Native community would be opened up to offshore drilling, under the Trump administration.

Why Opening Up the Atlantic and Arctic for Offshore Drilling Matters

A new effort by the Trump administration endangers waterways necessary to livelihoods and ways of life.

People drive ATVs along the streets of town, which sits on a barrier island in the Chukchi sea, on July 8, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska.

READ: An Alaska Native Village Faces Relocation Due to Climate Change

The town was hoping to receive funds for the move, but the proposed federal budget eliminates all funding earmarked for it.

Bristol Bay in Naknek, Alaska, on July 6, 2007.

EPA Clears Path for Alaskan Mining Project

The Obama administration blocked the Pebble Mine Project in 2014 out of concern for its impact on waterways and dependent communities.

People walk down the elevated, raised wooden sidewalks, which were created so people don't sink into the melting permafrost, on July 5, 2015, in Newtok, Alaska. This village has to relocate due to melting permafrost and rapid erosion of a nearby river.

U.S. Native Coastal Communities Moving Due to Change Climate Change

Rising sea levels, eroding coasts and flooding are forcing 17 communities to relocate, according to a new analysis.

A Yup'ik child stands on raised, wooden sidewalks, used to help cross unstable ground, on June 30, 2015, in Newtok, Alaska, a village roughly 1500 miles away from where this study took place that is facing relocation due to climate change.

STUDY: Climate Change Perceptions Vary Among Generations of Alaska's Yup'ik and Cup'ik People

By normalizing weather instability, 18- to 29-year-olds are becoming less aware of its risks.

Pieces of coal.

READ: A Proposed Coal Mine Would Put Alaskan Natives at Risk

Coal production may be falling, but one company is taking a gamble—one that would affect the Tyonek tribe’s fishing and hunting grounds.

Alaskan Native Village Votes to Leave Sinking Island

The decision is in: It’s time to go.

WATCH: Native Youth Wrestle With Environmental Change in 'Children of the Arctic'

Stream the documentary via World Channel.