An attorney representing two Alaska Native tribes seeking federal recognition says he’s concerned a new rule would further slow the process down.
The Alaska Department of Law says the Native Village of Eklutna’s proposed casino would compete with state-licensed charitable gaming.
There are eight candidates seeking five at-large seats on the federally recognized tribe’s governing council.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the target for the 2020 season would be 25,824 tons.
Long before it announced its withdrawal from AFN, there were signs of a schism between ASRC and the most influential Native advocacy group.
It’s a modest step toward establishing a more formal relationship, complicated by a push to tie the measure to ongoing litigation about gambling.
The plan aims to reduce the dropout rate among Alaska Natives, who make up more than a third of the district’s students.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. would be the only Alaska Native corporation in the state not to be a member of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
But experts say the details of what the Dunleavy administration proposes will be important.
No night flights or medevacs have been able to land at the Quinhagak airport for the past two months.