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Lawmakers urge more study of changes tribal recognition

HARTFORD, Conn. - Several congressional members called on the U.S. Interior Department Thursday to slow down an overhaul of the rules for granting federal recognition to American Indian tribes, saying more study is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-urge-more-study-changes-triba
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State seeks delay in Indian Country expansion

...Columbia appellate court ruled in favor of four Alaska Native tribal governments and one individual who sued the U.S. Interior Department in 2006. The appellate court ruling led to an Interior Department rule to accept land into trust for Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/state-seeks-delay-indian-country-expans
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Village sues feds to open road in refuge

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected a road through a national wildlife refuge that could improve access to emergency flights at a nearby...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/village-sues-feds-open-road-refuge
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Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea in 2008.The U.S. Interior Department has since laid out a timeline for completion of a new environmental review, targeting early next year for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/comments-sought-possible-arctic-lease-s
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State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has filed an appeal to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over that agency's rejection of a state application to do winter seismic exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a state spokeswoman said Aug.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-31/state-appeals-interior-denial-anwr-plan
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US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

...rattlesnake dens.The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe leader believes its fortunes may soon be improving. As the U.S. Interior Department overhauls its rules for recognizing American Indian tribes, a nod from the federal government appears within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-26/us-overhauls-process-recognizing-indian
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Juneau student finds success at int'l science fair

...500 second award in the environmental sciences category. She also was given an honorable mention from the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Hale said she had to explain her work to seven groups of judges, plus individuals...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052802/loc_scifair.shtml
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Alaska celebrates its constitutional convention's 50th

...blueprints from other state models from which the delegates picked and chose the best parts. Coghill said the U.S. Interior Department was toying with the idea of drafting its own constitution for Alaska and state residents wanted to beat the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110605/sta_20051106021.shtml
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Panel gives up on ANILCA

...repeatedly failing to put a constitutional amendment for a rural priority on the general election ballot, the U.S. Interior Department has taken over management of subsistence fisheries and hunts on federal lands and navigable waters. "There...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121701/sta_subsistence.shtml
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Net shutdown halts Native payments

The U.S. Interior Department has reverted to old-fashioned ways of communicating after a federal judge earlier this month shut down the agency's links to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122001/sta_netshutdown.shtml
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