Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/29/2000 03:15 PM RES

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            SJR 31-SUBSISTENCE FOR URBAN AK NATIVES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN HALFORD announced SJR 31 to be up for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WARD, sponsor, explained that in 1970, Shim Pete (80 years                                                              
old) signed up for land claims in Red Shirt Lake, what is now                                                                   
considered urban  Alaska.  Senator Ward told him they were going to                                                             
get land, money, and subsistence rights protected.  Apparently, he                                                              
misunderstood.  Congress meant that subsistence would be for those                                                              
people who lived in the right zip code and not for the other                                                                    
people.  He is asking the Alaska Legislature to ask Congress to                                                                 
clarify whether it truly intended to deny Alaska natives residing                                                               
in urban areas of Alaska the opportunity to engage in subsistence                                                               
activities on the same basis as rural Alaskan residents when it                                                                 
passed the land bill.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN HALFORD noted that there wasn't a quorum and he would hold                                                             
the bill.                                                                                                                       
            SJR 31-SUBSISTENCE FOR URBAN AK NATIVES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN HALFORD announced SJR 31 to be up for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR TAYLOR moved to pass SJR 31 from committee with individual                                                              
recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                               

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