Black Hawk, Utah’s most notorious chief
Chief Black Hawk was a native son of the Great Basin, one who represented the first generation of Indians to grow up witnessing white settlement, the rampant spread of disease, increased impoverishment, escalating strife and the steady decline of Ute numbers and strength.
BLM supports Alaska Native corporation in land dispute
The Bureau of Land Management has sided with Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, in a long-running land dispute:
Redoubt is home to the area’s largest subsistence sockeye fishery, and many Sitkans want assurances that if the Southeast regional Native corporation does gain ownership of the land, it will continue to maintain public access.
BLM denies SJ Redoubt claim
Sealaska has moved one step closer to owning the land surrounding Sitka’s Reboubt Falls — thirty-nine years after the initial claim was filed.
A ruling this month dismissed a claim to the same land filed by the trustees of the now-defunct Sheldon Jackson College. If it stands, the ruling will remove a major obstacle from the decades-long effort to gain Native ownership of the site.
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