Native summit set for Juneau Alaska

Juneau, Alaska (AP) 11-08

This year’s Southeast Alaska Native summit kicked off in Juneau.

Energy and the regional economy were the focus of the three-day event.

The summit kicked off at 8:15 a.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood hall.

A reception was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall, with the rest of the event taking place at the brotherhood hall.

Percy Frisby with the Tlingit Haida Central Council says there are more than 150 participants ranging from federal and state agencies to private companies.

The event was open to the public.