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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: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: 100 Alaska firefighters sent to Wyoming to help fight; AK’s only village-based women’s shelter receives BIA funding; Kings caught in lower Yukon commercial fishery donated upriver in pilot program; Metlakatla couple finds Japanese boat while beach combing After hoax, Taco Bell sends 10,000 tacos to Bethel

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Update News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Yiki Kim sentenced to three and a half years in prison for striking 11-year-old Jamison Thrun with her SUV; Kalskag’s Michael Hetherington arrested for domestic violence assault, weapons misconduct after punching a woman and firing rounds into his vehicle; First opening of sockeye salmon fishery sees many Area M seine vessels sit…

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