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Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill






Demonstration Co-management Project in Ahtna Region from Alaska Federation of Natives on Vimeo.

Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on a draft version of the Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014. The bill authorizes state, federal and tribal co-management of wildlife throughout the traditional hunting territory of the Ahtna people.

“Alaska Natives have a vested interest in managing a sustainable resource because of our dependence on game as a food source and to preserve our cultures,” Alaska Federation of Natives Co-Chair Tara Sweeney, who will testify at the hearing, said in a press release.

The hearing takes place 11am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. A webcast will be available at naturalresources.house.gov/live.

Committee Notice:
Legislative Hearing on a Discussion Draft bill, “The Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014” (March 14, 2014)

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