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Editorial: Alaska cannot afford full tribal sovereignty
Thursday, October 23, 2003

"Alaska cannot afford a sea of sovereign tribes," The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says in an editorial.

The paper defends Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R) for trying to change how Alaska tribes receive federal funding, The paper says he isn't recent and comments he made about Alaska Native threatening the state "only states the obvious."

The paper urges Stevens to continue efforts to limit funding to more than 220 Alaska tribes. "[T]he senator is digging in and likely to extend limitations on tribal funding to other areas such as housing," the paper says.

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Editorial: Sen. Stevens and the tribes (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 10/23)

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