By Libby Roderick
Making up greater than ten percentage of Alaska's inhabitants, local Alaskans are the state's biggest minority team. but so much non-Native Alaskans be aware of strangely little concerning the histories and cultures in their indigenous associates, or in regards to the very important concerns they face. This concise e-book compiles commonly asked questions and gives informative and obtainable responses that make clear a few universal misconceptions. With responses composed through students in the represented groups and reviewed through a panel of specialists, this easy-to-read compendium goals to facilitate a deeper exploration and richer dialogue of the advanced and compelling matters which are a part of Alaska local lifestyles at the present time. (20110301)
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Why are the land and waters so important to Native cultures? What do the phrases “traditional ways of knowing” or “traditional knowledge and wisdom” mean? How is climate change affecting Native communities? Do some Native corporations and organizations support drilling, mining, and logging on their lands? “The Indian people used every part of every animal they killed. The skins were tanned and made into clothing. The bones were made into spear and arrowheads, needles, knives, spoons and ornaments.
Land, by definition, is cultural survival, and so there is an asset of ANCSA corporations. ’ ” from a bad debt or, worse yet, make profits off the lands. If Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff the area lies within an organized borough under Alaska state laws, failure to pay taxes on the lands can also result in the lands being taken by the borough government. Furthermore, corporate laws are unequivocal in holding that boards of directors and chief executives are liable for any actions they take that are not in the “best interests” of the corporation.
I am an Alaska Native and a shareholder in a corporation with a history of marginal management. To me, it seems desirable when a for-profit Native corporation tries to make a profit for its shareholders. Ideally, as with all corporations, it should do so within the limits of good stewardship of the earth. Corporate managers need to keep the well-being of the next generation, as well as of the next shareholder meeting, in mind (not as common a practice as one would hope). If this is what the questioners are trying to address, then Native people welcome them into the fray of the dilemmas faced by ANCSA corporations today.