ALSC has been on the forefront of advocating with Alaska Native partners for 50 years to empower and bring resources to their communities; and to protect land claims, fisheries, tribal self-government, and subsistence. We support Alaska Native clients with issues concerning family law, wills and healthcare directives, and housing protection. Additionally, we provide assistance to tribes in need who lack the means to secure legal assistance. Our services include one-time consultations, court representation, community legal education, and advocacy.
Partnering for Native Health
In addition to the services listed above, ALSC has partnered with AmeriCorps and tribal healthcare facilities across the state to create a network of Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP). MLPs unite the medical community and legal community under a common mission. Together, they can address and prevent harmful social conditions for patients and for communities. Healthcare providers refer patients with civil legal problems to the MLP attorney located within the healthcare facility, who can assist eligible patients free of charge.
Operating MLPs include:
More information about the Alaska MLP Network and the Partnering in Native Health Project is available on our MLP page.
Alaska Tribes Website
The Alaska Tribes website is dedicated to providing Alaska’s Native Tribes with resources and information regarding tribal courts and participation in state court ICWA proceedings. The website also includes forms and information about major court decisions.
Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact
It was an honor to work with Alaska’s Tribes in creating the Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact five years ago. Check out this video from the Alaska Federation of Natives to learn how the Compact protects and empowers Alaska’s families and Tribes.