By Riley Rogerson
Anchorage Daily News 

Alaska's congressional delegation tries again with 'landless' legislation

 

August 30, 2023



WASHINGTON — More than 50 years after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed Congress, proposed legislation again seeks to resolve claims with so-called “landless” Alaska Natives from five Southeast Alaska communities that were left out of the landmark law, including Wrangell.

Supporters of the effort say concerns about the environmental damages of logging and public access restricted by private ownership of the lands have stalled progress on the land-transfer legislation in past years. But they are hopeful the political atmosphere has changed enough that the bill has a chance...



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