Tribal representatives are preparing for tomorrow’s gathering in Anchorage with Interior Department officials. It will be the first meeting in a series with tribes across the country to aid Obama officials in writing new policy for consultation between the federal government and tribes. The Alaska Intertribal Council held their annual meeting yesterday and today. Executive Director Brad Garness says more than 120 tribes have representatives in Anchorage today. He says the message he will carry to DOI officials from the tribes is a statement that was passed by AITC members nearly 15 years ago.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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