Month: January 2011

Sealaska bill faces challenges in Congress, Pt. 6 of 6

Every new session of Congress is a clean slate. Bills that didn’t pass in the previous two-year cycle disappear. It’s up to members of Congress to dust off their old bills and reintroduce them.

One of those that will soon get new life is the controversial Sealaska lands bill, which would give the Alaska Native Corporation the option to select different lands in the Tongass National Forest. Exactly what form the bill will take will soon be seen. This is our final report in a six-part series on the legislation.

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Sacred sites included in Sealaska legislation, Pt. 5 of 6

We’re taking an in-depth look this month at Sealaska’s lands bill, which will soon be reintroduced in Congress. Among its components is the selection of about 200 sacred sites. In part 5 of our series on the legislation, KCAW’s Ed Ronco explains what the sacred sites are, and why they’re included in the bill.

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Health Summit aims at fruit trees, fish in schools

Participants in the 2010 Sitka Health Summit have hit the ground running – literally. One goal of last fall’s summit was to plant 200 apple trees around Sitka. So far, forty of the trees are already spoken for – if not in the soil yet – and work is well underway on the summit’s three other goals. The group updated the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on its progress on Wednesday (1-19-11).

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