Restrictions on the ivory industry are multiplying in the U.S., causing concern for artists in Alaska. Alaska Native carvers do have a degree of protection under federal law. But, non-Native carvers who only work with fossilized ivory are not shielded in the same way.
Sen. Murkowski said the news out of the Trump White House keeps raising serious questions. “You know, the administration’s trying to figure out how they dig out of that hole, and then the next day there’s another hole that they’re digging,” she said.