Tribal sovereignty experts at the Kawerak Regional Conference say the regulations could have major implications for foster care in Alaska.
A pilot project for co-management of Chinook salmon stocks along the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers is planned, but those working in co-management agreements say adequate funding remains an issue.
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.
In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea…