Nome residents remain skeptical of local police due to legacies of sexual harassment, police misconduct, and case mismanagement.
National Native News
National Native News takes a look at the climate of fear, mistrust, and despair that arises when perpetrators don’t face any consequences. A group of mostly Alaska Native women have been working for years to change the narrative coming from a mostly male, non-Native government and legal structure.
Nome, Alaska's police department and city officials fostered a system of neglect and incompetence that left countless women and girls feeling isolated and traumatized.
An upcoming Supreme Court case centered on treaty fishing rights in Washington State creates controversy on the other side of the country.