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Daniel Brown: Alaska Natives deserve a refund for settlement

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"What does it take to make a believer out of anyone who has never experienced disentitlement or complete loss of a settlement won in the court of law? A loss held captive to monetary gains of a selected few called Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Board Members who well never surrender their control of their given cash cow called stewardship. Do we as a tribe relinquish our power to this corporate world with non-indigenous people speaking and acting on our behalf?

Co-management of a ghost entitlement will be sporadically felt as the years pass but not the full blunts of ownership as past life experiences has given us in the past 40 years. Calling themselves stewards to an entitlement won in the Supreme Court of the land we know as United States of America?

Can this government-forced entity force us as for-profit shareholders to entitle them as our true leaders for the betterment of a recognize tribe, allowing the Board members to speak and act for us as our nucleus when it comes to leadership?"

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Daniel Brown: Take ANCSA back to the Supreme Court for a refund (The Juneau Empire 11/22)


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