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DOI Proposes Opening Alaska Land to Federal Trust

Metlakatla, Alaska. Photo courtesy of Mark Brennan.

Alaska tribes could place their lands under federal trust, potentially opening the doors for patches of land with tribal sovereignty that would operate similar to Indian reservations in the lower-48. The changes come through a proposed rule from the Department of the Interior released Wednesday. But what that means for Alaska is uncertain.

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Update News: Friday, March 8, 2013

In Friday’s news: Martin Buser wins First Musher to the Yukon Award; Two Alaska legislators concerned over search for new BIA Alaska Regional Director; Y-K Delta commuter airline makes second emergency landing in a week; Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses Interior Department nominee at hearing Thursday; Southeast Alaska tribal leader supports banning assault weapons; Killing of wolves…

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Update News: Friday, June 15, 2012

In Friday’s news: Guideline harvest for Norton Sound red king crab set at 465,450 pounds; “Success Beyond Barriers” selected as the theme for 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives; $27 million going to rural Alaskan communities through federal Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) program; Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. did not heed Governor Parnell’s call for divestment in Iranian firms;…

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