indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
The University of Tulsa College of Law - Master's in Indian Law
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
State seeks to enter lawsuit over road for Alaska Native village

Filed Under: Environment | Health | Law
More on: alaska, alaska native, doi, fws, sally jewell
     


A view of King Cove in Alaska. Photo from City Data

The state of Alaska is seeking to join a lawsuit that was filed by Natives who were denied a road by the Interior Department.

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) said King Cove, an Aleut village, needs the road as a matter of health and safety. He said the $21 million project through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge would be funded entirely by the state.

"After years of putting birds over the well-being of Alaskans, it’s time for the Obama administration to agree to this exchange,” Parnell said in a press release. “After all, the state of Alaska is willing to exchange more than 40,000 acres of state lands for merely nine miles of life-saving road.”

King Cove sits 30 miles from the nearest air strip in Cold Bay. The only way to get there is to via boat, a trip that can take up to two hours in choppy weather [Google Maps: No Directions] or by flying.

The plaintiffs include the Agdaagux Tribe, the King Cove Corporation, the Native Village of Belkofski and two tribal members who have had health-related emergencies. The complaint notes that 11 people have died since 1980 trying to make the trip from King Cove to Cold Bay.

Get the Story:
State asks to join King Cove’s lawsuit over road access (The Alaska Journal of Commerce 7/8)
State Seeks to Intervene in King Cove Lawsuit (KTUU 7/1)
King Cove residents welcome state's motion (The Cordova Times 6/30)

An Opinion:
Editorial: State right to act on King Cove road: Federal government should rethink denial of route through refuge (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 7/6)

Related Stories:
Alaska Natives sue Interior Department to build road in refuge (6/5)
Alaska plans to sue DOI over controversial road for Native village (4/9)
Editorial: Secretary Jewell makes bad call on Native village road (4/7)
Alaska Native leaders in DC to make case for controversial road (03/25)
Lisa Murkowski: Road to nowhere a lifesaver for Native village (3/19)
Opinion: Secretary Jewell ignores trust obligations to village (3/17)
Lisa Murkowski: DOI decision leaves Alaska Native village at risk (2/26)
Secretary Jewell axes road project for Alaska Native village (1/3)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on battles as Trump takes office (1/23)
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke set for first Senate confirmation vote (1/23)
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes one last rule from the Obama era (1/23)
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (1/23)
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Trump (1/23)
Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for Pine Ridge youth (1/23)
Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereignty (1/23)
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (1/23)
Cronkite News: Havasupai students sue over failures in education (1/23)
Deron Marquez: Electoral College protects the Indian voter's voice (1/23)
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land (1/23)
Lakota Country Times: New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth (1/20)
Native Sun News Today: A new leader for Great Plains tribal group (1/20)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's a new era for Indian Country (1/20)
Mark Charles: Decoding Trump's bid to 'Make America Great Again' (1/19)
Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory (1/19)
Native Sun News Today: DefundDAPL billboard goes up in New York (1/19)
Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habit in Indian Country (1/19)
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (1/19)
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects clemency (1/19)
Department of the Army takes the lead on Dakota Access Pipeline (1/18)
Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline (1/18)
Bureau of Indian Affairs releases annual listing of recognized tribes (1/18)
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter (1/18)
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne focuses on foster care (1/18)
Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the plains (1/18)
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (1/18)
New battle opens as Dakota Access disputes environmental review (1/17)
Judge declines to block publication of Dakota Access Pipeline notice (1/17)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds quickly to Dakota Access threat (1/17)
President Obama names first members of Native youth commission (1/17)
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (1/17)
Lakota Country Times: Historic decision for Indian Child Welfare Act (1/17)
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer (1/17)
Delphine Red Shirt: Tournament is a testament to our Native youth (1/17)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year (1/17)
Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native owned banks (1/17)
Jeffrey Ostler/Nick Estes: Treaties and the Dakota Access Pipeline (1/17)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.