Sealaska may acquire part of Tongass and cultural sites

Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation could acquire more federal land under a bill introduced by Congressman Don Young. Sealaska hopes to select second-growth timberland on Prince of Wales Island that is now part of the Tongass National Forest. It also wants a number of sacred sites and other cultural properties throughout the region.first met in Fairbanks in 1953.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau