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Southeast Alaska village sues over nonrural status

 


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The southeast Alaska village of Saxman has filed a lawsuit against federal officials over the Federal Subsistence Board's 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit community as nonrural.

The complaint filed July 25 calls the decision and criteria used to reach it “arbitrary and capricious,’’ KRBD reported. The plaintiffs are seeking to have the decision reversed and declared invalid.

According to the lawsuit, the criteria used to group Saxman with the larger community of Ketchikan deny village residents the ability to continue traditional and customary harvest...



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