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Coast Guard funding bill proposes Kodiak land swap


April 26, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe in Kodiak has raised questions about a proposed land exchange between the federal government and a private owner.

A representative of the Sun’aq Tribe said its tribal council will discuss the merits of a swap of privately owned Ayakulik Island off southwest Kodiak Island for federally owned tideland in Womens Bay south of the city of Kodiak.

Ayakulik Island is valuable habitat but remote, said Thomas Lance, the tribe’s natural resources director. Womens Bay is important for fish and migratory waterfowl, he said.

“The Sun’aq Tribe has be...

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