Land into trust limbo for Alaska tribes

first_imgCentral Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has applied to federal government to place its Andrew Hope Building in downtown Juneau into a federal trust making it exempt from local and state jurisdictions. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Indian Country is a term used to describe reservation and other trust lands. Thedesignation allows tribes to have greater economic and legal control of the land that is held in trust for them by the federal government. It can unlock federal funds for development and also precludes state and borough governments from taxing the trust property. The authority has only been in place since 2014 after years of legal battles. Now it’s on hold. How much land has been placed in to trust in 4 years and what does the review mean for future applications?LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Richard Peterson – President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida (invited)Mike Walleri – Fairbanks attorneyAnna Crary – tribal issues attorney Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img


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