The Alaska Federation of Natives is the latest party to side with the federal government. A federal judge last week granted AFN’s request to intervene in the case.
The request hinges on one big question: Is Ketchikan a rural community?
Attorneys from Ahtna Inc. believe state arguments may overturn Katie John precedent.
The conflict over subsistence has been brewing for a few decades.
Subsistence, a practice which past generations participated in without question, has become a complex legal puzzle — “a very unsettled and unsettling [legal landscape] for Alaska Native people,” according to one lawyer who has spent decades working on subsistence cases.
State and the federal managers not only disagree on who has jurisdiction to manage the lower Kuskokwim salmon fishery, they disagree on the strength of the king salmon run.
The National Park Service is rescinding a ban within Alaska’s national preserves on some controversial state-sanctioned predator harvests of bears and wolves. Park service Alaska spokesperson Pete Christian said although practices like killing bears and wolves in dens run counter to the Park Service’s mission, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which created or…
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state controls rivers running through Alaska’s federal conservation lands.
The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques.
The incumbent senator chairs a subcommittee that funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service and serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.