The long-awaited notice will be published in Friday’s Federal Register.
Action Advances Tribal Self-Governance and Tribal Sovereignty
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a final rule that will allow the Department of the Interior to accept land into trust for federally recognized Alaska tribes.
Thanks again to all of you for joining our nomination today re: the Aleutians.
FYI, here is the press release from PEER this AM:
Feel free to announce this in whatever way you wish, and take credit, etc....let the conversation begin!
Also, the Alaska Dailey News reports that Senate President Kevin Meyer says the "That capital budget can see further cuts, including striking $20 million for the Susitna-Watana dam, Meyer said. “You could put that back on the shelf again,” he said, as it was in the 1980s. “We can’t do everything.”
A new analysis claims that the economics of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectic Project are unfeasible. The report was commissioned by Trout Unlimited, a group opposing the project, and it was carried out by economist Gregg Erickson. - See more at: http://ktna.org/2014/12/08/report-challenges-susitna-watana-economics/#s...