Murkowski Seeking Public Comments on Sealaska Lands Bill

Associated Press

Senator Lisa Murkowski  is planning informational meetings to gather public comment on the Sealaska lands bill.

The meetings are scheduled for next week in Ketchikan and Craig.

The  legislation seeks to allow the Native regional corporation to select the last of about 80,000 acres of land it was promised under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.

Murkowski says the bill language being released for comment is still in the drafting stage. She says it could undergo changes before it is introduced.

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