The Sealaska land bill is scheduled for markup during a congressional hearing this week.
Representative Don Young’s main legislation would convey about 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest timberlands to Sealaska.
The Sealaska measure is one of 14 land bills before the House Committee on Natural Resources, which meets Wednesday.
The Senate is also expected to mark up its version of the Sealaska lands legislation soon.
Robert Dillon, spokesman for sponsor Lisa Murkowski, says it’s tentatively scheduled for June 18 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.