• Key Acts and Cases for Alaska Tribal Court Jurisdiction

      Fortson, Ryan (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article provides an annotated survey of Alaska and federal case law and statutes tracing the development of tribal court jurisdiction in Alaska.
    • The Resurgence of Tribal Courts: A Tribal Judge's Perspective

      Voluck, David A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-11-18)
      Judge David Voluck is an attorney in Sitka, Alaska, and in 2008 was appointed chief judge of the Sitka Tribal Court. He also serves as magistrate judge for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes and is presiding judge pro tem for the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island tribal government. He is introduced here by Dr. Ryan Fortson of the UAA Justice Center. In this podcast Judge Voluck presents a context for tribal courts and Native law, outlines the development of Indian law in the United States, and discusses tribal sovereignty and the role of tribal courts in Alaska. This presentation was recorded on Monday, November 18th, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library on the UAA campus.
    • Rural Governance Report 2014

      Kimmel, Mara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article presents highlights from the report of the reconvened Rural Governance Commission, with a focus on pathways necessary to ensure public safety for rural Alaskans. The Alaska Commission on Rural Governance and Empowerment was originally convened in 1999.