KCAW: Agreement aims to protect sacred Alaska Native site

The Sitka Tribe and Sealaska sign agreement to protect sacred site:
Sealaska and the Sitka Tribe have reached an agreement on the management of Redoubt Lake Falls — when, and if, the property is ever conveyed by the federal government.

Representatives from both organizations met in a signing ceremony Friday afternoon (6-14-13) in Sitka.

Redoubt Falls lies about 17 miles southeast of Sitka. It’s home to the largest subsistence dipnet salmon fishery in the area.

Sealaska selected the few acres around the falls 38 years ago, under rules spelled out in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, or ANCSA.

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Sealaska, Sitka Tribe sign Redoubt Falls agreement (KCAW 6/14)

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