By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

Federal order opens more land to selection by Alaska Native Vietnam veterans


August 31, 2022

More than 50 years after many Alaska Natives were unable to apply for their rightful 160 acres of land because they were fighting in Vietnam, a solution is now in place that overcomes laws and regulations that stifled their efforts for decades.

About 27 million acres of public land in Alaska managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management are being made available, with details and applications available online, according to an order filed Aug. 15 in the Federal Register. The parcels are mostly in the Northwest, Southwest and Interior regions of the state, with a relatively small number of...

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