Congress Considers Sealaska Bill: An Alaska Big-Tree Old Growth Transfer to Private Corporation

Of course these were all Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian lands to begin with. But returning them to Sealaska is not the same as returning them to the tribe.

Historical Information

The following introduction was written by Greg Petrich with the Alaska Chapter, North American Bear Foundation.  After the intro is a guest column written by Don Cornelius and Jack Gustafson.  Mr. Cornelius and Mr. Gustafson are former Area Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Habitat Division; with a combined experience of over 32 years reviewing Tongass National Forest, and private Native corporation logging issues. – mk

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Senate bill S.340 (currently pending in Senate Natural Resources Committee) would transfer premium cherry picked Tongass National Forest lands to the private for-profit Sealaska Native corporation – violating a previous settled contract with the US government to select final land claims inside non-controversial agreed upon boundaries.  A product of political influence it has become one of the most controversial issues ever to hit Southeast Alaska.

Two of the regions most respected and well known habitat professionals:  Don Cornelius, and Jack…

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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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