The precedent for a grab of public land by a tribe was set last year when Senator Lisa Murcowski of Alaska introduced S 881 for Sealaska Corporation, one of the 12 regional native corporations that gave her 1.2 million in her write in campaign.
Under her bill Sealaska would have gotten 85,000 acres of land outside of boundries Congress drew 39 years ago in the Tongass National Forest.
Sealaska also made claims based on cultural connectedness. But when it got some sacred sites it sold them to the highest bidder.
We must stop these land grabs of the public trust and stop shedding tears or fall for false arguments that they have rights to public land.
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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