FROM THE ARCHIVE

Subsistence rulings causing strife

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2001

Slowly but surely, the federal government's rulings on subsistence in Alaska are causing problems for state fishermen and state officials.

The Federal Subsistence Board last week make a number of rulings affecting the rights of Alaska Native and rural fishermen. Although the board is moving cautiously on the issues, some in the state fear that rural needs will eventually outweigh sport and commercial use.

Get the Story:
Feds set rules for fishing (The Anchorage Daily News 12/16)

Relevant Links:
Subsistence Amendment, Alaska Governor Tony Knowles - http://www.gov.state.ak.us/subsistence_amendment
Native subsistence rights, Native American Rights Fund - http://www.narf.org/pubs/justice/1999SPRING/spring1999.htm
Alaska Federation of Natives - http://www.akfednatives.org
Katie John et al. v. State of Alaska - http://www.mountainstateslegal.org/legal_cases.cfm?legalcaseid=64

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