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Gwich'in tribe opposes Alaska Native land swap


The Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribe remains opposed to a proposed land swap between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Doyon Ltd.

The tribe passed a resolution in 2000 opposing oil and gas development in the Yukon Flats. Such development would be allowed if the swap is approved.

Under the deal, Doyon would convey 150,000 acres it owns within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge to the government and give up rights to select another 58,000 acres within the refuge. In exchange, Doyon would get 110,000 acres elsewhere with oil and gas reserves and oil and gas rights to an additional 96,000 acres.

Get the Story:
Land trade divides tribes (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 6/1)

Relevant Links:
Doyon Ltd - http://www.doyon.com

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