The economics of Alaska Native Corporations have important implications for the incomes and livelihood in small villages throughout Alaska. A brief passage quoted below caught our eye:
Poverty and unemployment in the region -- except for the hub of Bethel -- are among the highest in the nation, according to an October 2013 state Labor Department report.
But their growth, disparity between corporations themselves, and increasingly a debate over the extension of dividends has created some discord. Some comments to the Dispatch article make this clear.