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Bill seeking creation of Native corporations in Congress


JUNEAU (AP) — Congress is picking up a bill that would create corporations for residents of five southeast Alaska communities left out of a landmark land settlement decades ago.

The bill authored by U.S. Rep. Don Young went before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Wednesday, the southeast Alaska radio network CoastAlaska reported. The Alaska Republican chaired the hearing. Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced similar legislation.

Haines, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Tenakee were excluded from the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settle...

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