By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

Tlingit Haida assembly accepts Portland as new tribal community


Declaring the crisis with fentanyl and other deadly drugs its highest priority and accepting Portland as a new tribal community were among the highlights at the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s 89th annual tribal assembly in Juneau.

Resolutions approved at the assembly that concluded on April 19 also included calls for a permanent increase in the state’s base funding formula for public schools and supporting non-discrimination in student sports.

Among the resolutions singled out for discussion was one referring to deadly drugs as the tribes’ highest priority,...

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