Tribe in Alaska banned from airline's property after filing lawsuit
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2012
Leaders and employees of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe
in Alaska have been banned from entering the property of an airline.
PenAir provides the only air service out of the island village of Sand Point.
The company says 15 people affiliated with the tribe aren't allowed on its property.
“Right now the tribe just feels like we’re being discriminated against. It’s affecting our health, our safety, the economy,” executive director Tiffany Jackson told KTUU-TV.
Jackson said the banning came after the tribe filed a lawsuit against PenAir over a rent idspute.
The company's CEO denies owing the tribe any money.
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