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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: March 4th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Sen. Begich chastises state lawmakers’ approach to education; Iditarod.com shut down Sunday after attack on the site’s operations; Oregon man’s plane loses power, lands on frozen lake outside Nightmute; Senate racers employ professional fundraisers but refuse to talk about it; Bering Straits Region had successful finishers in Sunday’s Tour of Anchorage ski…

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Update News: February 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Fishing industry stakeholders defend Magnuson-Stevens Act; Sen. Begich introduces legislation towards suicide prevention; Free tax services coming to Bering Straits communities; 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow, ceremoniously. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 21st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Legislative Finance Division reviews state’s budget; Sen. Begich takes stand against Pebble Mine; AST arrests man accused of striking a VPO; Nome-based musher Rolland Trowbridge completes Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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