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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, January 15, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard involved with Nome’s Mike Benchoff and his vessel the Rustler; U.S. House scheduled to vote today on second round of disaster relief bill; Members of Bethel-based Alaska Army National Guard honored at ceremony Sunday; About 100 people gathered for tribal sovereignty and environmental conservation rally in Anchorage on Friday;…

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Update News: Thursday, November 8, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Andrew Guy reinstated as Calista head; Sentencing of Former Director of Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission continues; Kivalina fears water won’t last til winter; Indian Law and Order Commission visiting Alaska to gather recommendations for President and Congress on tribal sovereignty; Nome Nanooks competing for State Volleyball Championship today in Wasilla.

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