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Alaska Federal & State Indian Law Collection

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Various resource documents concerning the ongoing issues of Subsistence and Title VIII of ANILCA collected from various sources prior to 1999.  The documents are dated from 1989 to 1999 and include correspondence, reports, legislation, memoranda, and handwritten notes created by participants attending Native Alaskan various subsistence summit conferences.

Various documents related to Subsistence issues as they pertain to ANILCA Title VIII, the State of Alaska v Babbitt, and Tribal Status / Sovereignty / Indian Country issues generated by Venetie v. State of Alaska.  The date range is from 1986 to 1998.

Various copies and originals of documents pertaining to Subsistence issues, Tribal Status and Indian Country.  The cases that have the greatest bearing are Venetie v. State of Alaska and Aleyeska Pipeline Service Company v. Kluti Kaah Native Village of Copper Center.  The date range is 1982 to 2007.

Subsistence related documents that pertain to ANILCA Title VIII and the efforts by Alaskan legislators to remove the federal government from the harvesting of natural resources for use as food.  Correspondence included is generated by Alaska Native organizations charged with the well-being of their shareholders and/or members.  The date range is from 1995 to 2001 and includes copies of legal documents of lawsuits generated by the State along with requests for an audit of monies being used to fund the lawsuit filed by the Legislative Council against Babbitt (1998).

Photocopies and original documents pertaining to Subsistence compromise proposals involving Governor Knowles, legislators, tribal organizations and non-Native organizations concerned with which governmental entity will oversee the harvesting of natural resources used primarily for food.  The date range is 1997 to 1998.



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Alaska Federal & State Indian Law Collection, 1999-2009 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Mary Brooks, Archives Intern

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Title: Alaska Federal & State Indian Law Collection, 1999-2009Add to your cart.

ID: MS/048

Primary Creator: Kapsner, Mary

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/30/2013

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of research documents originally accumulated from various sources by Rep. Mary Kapsner of Bethel, former Representative of the 38th and 39th Districts in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1999-2009, that document a host of important legal issues of great importance to Alaska Native communities. Upon leaving public office, Kapsner donated these papers to the Juneau Alaska Law Library.  Approximately ten years later, in 2013 the Alaska Law Library offered them to Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives.

Although the collection largely predates Kapsner’s elected terms, does not document Kapsner directly, or contain her personal or written papers, it does contain documents she presumably used and received to stay informed of legal issues that Alaska Natives discussed at the civic, state, and federal level. These documents include: correspondence between state and federal agencies, state and non-governmental agencies, both Native Alaskan and non-Native, as well as copies of lawsuits and legislation, excerpts from the Alaska Constitution, and press clippings.

The overarching issue documented in the papers in this collection concerns the Alaska Native Interest Land Conservation Act (ANILCA), Title VIII: which raises the question of who manages the natural resources that are to be used primarily for food; should it be the federal government, the state government or Alaska Natives?  Within this overarching theme are three major issues, which include 1.) Subsistence; 2.) Tribal Status; and 3.) Indian Country. These papers document the ongoing moratorium instituted by the federal government against the State of Alaska due to the State’s purported failure to produce a workable solution for state management of subsistence-related resources. The importance of these documents and the subjects they cover cannot be underestimated as federal, state and Alaska Native agencies and organizations continued–and still continue–the efforts to address the legal issues of ownership and management of Alaska natural resources that were first addressed in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) of 1971.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Access Restrictions: Open to the public according to the policies of Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Acquisition Source: Alaska Law Library

Acquisition Method:

The material in the collection was donated to SHI on August 30, 2013 by the Alaska Law Library.

This collection was purportedly accumulated by Mary Kapsner, state Representative for the 38th and 39th district, during her time in the Alaska House of Representatives (1999-2009).  Although Kapsner collected the documents, there is no evidence of personal correspondence from or to her within this collection.

When Representative Kapsner left office, this research collection was donated to the Alaska Law Library. Understanding the significance of this collection and the ongoing legal and cultural issues regarding natural resource ownership in Alaska, the Law Library then sent it on to the Sealaska Heritage Institute for archival processing.

Processing Information: Processed by Mary Brooks, Archives Intern, on Oct. 2, 2013


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[Box 1: Various resource documents concerning the ongoing issues of Subsistence and Title VIII of ANILCA collected from various sources prior to 1999.  The documents are dated from 1989 to 1999 and include correspondence, reports, legislation, memoranda, and handwritten notes created by participants attending Native Alaskan various subsistence summit conferences.],
[Box 2: Various documents related to Subsistence issues as they pertain to ANILCA Title VIII, the State of Alaska v Babbitt, and Tribal Status / Sovereignty / Indian Country issues generated by Venetie v. State of Alaska.  The date range is from 1986 to 1998.],
[Box 3: Various copies and originals of documents pertaining to Subsistence issues, Tribal Status and Indian Country.  The cases that have the greatest bearing are Venetie v. State of Alaska and Aleyeska Pipeline Service Company v. Kluti Kaah Native Village of Copper Center.  The date range is 1982 to 2007.],
[Box 4: Subsistence related documents that pertain to ANILCA Title VIII and the efforts by Alaskan legislators to remove the federal government from the harvesting of natural resources for use as food.  Correspondence included is generated by Alaska Native organizations charged with the well-being of their shareholders and/or members.  The date range is from 1995 to 2001 and includes copies of legal documents of lawsuits generated by the State along with requests for an audit of monies being used to fund the lawsuit filed by the Legislative Council against Babbitt (1998).],
[Box 5: Photocopies and original documents pertaining to Subsistence compromise proposals involving Governor Knowles, legislators, tribal organizations and non-Native organizations concerned with which governmental entity will oversee the harvesting of natural resources used primarily for food.  The date range is 1997 to 1998.],
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Box 1: Various resource documents concerning the ongoing issues of Subsistence and Title VIII of ANILCA collected from various sources prior to 1999.  The documents are dated from 1989 to 1999 and include correspondence, reports, legislation, memoranda, and handwritten notes created by participants attending Native Alaskan various subsistence summit conferences.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Photocopy of Subsistence Survey Results done for the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN).  The survey was conducted in 1998 by Dittman Research Corporation during` Governor Tony Knowles administration. The file also contains photocopies of various documents and correspondence used as research dating from December 1991 to April 30, 1998.

Fd 2:    Photocopies of documents and correspondence dating from 1996 to 1998 regarding Subsistence issues in the 1998 Alaska Legislative Session.  Also included are Issue Papers (1 – 7, dated October 1989) prepared by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP Subsistence and Natural Resources Department).

Fd 3:    Photocopies of various documents associated with The Governor’s Task Force on Subsistence held September 13, 1997, in Anchorage, Alaska.  Documents include a color map of the proposed federal jurisdiction for subsistence fisheries management, multiple testimonies, assorted correspondence and press clippings/news releases dating from 1995 to 1998.

Fd 4:    Photocopies of constituent comments regarding Subsistence dating from 1995 to 1997.

Fd 5:    Photocopies of speeches concerning Subsistence presented by various Alaskan leaders in government and Native Alaskan organizations dating from 1989 to 1997.

Fd 6:    Photocopies of various legislative resolutions concerning Subsistence dating from 1996 to 1998.

Fd 7:    Photocopies of various Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc. (AFN) position statements on Subsistence dating from 1995 to 1997.

Fd 8:    Photocopy of ANILCA, Title VIII-Subsistence Management and Use from “LAWS OF 96 CONG. – 2ND SESS.”

Fd 9:    Photocopies of correspondence generated by various legislators concerning Subsistence dating from 1995 to 1997.

Fd 10:  Photocopied notes concerning Subsistence of Senator Frank Murkowski from a call-in show on Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN) dated 9-9-97.

Fd 11:  Photocopied and original correspondence to and from Alaskan Senator Al Adams, relating to Subsistence, dating from April to July 1997.

Fd 12:  Photocopies of 1992 Alaska HB552 and SB443 concerning Subsistence; 1986 Alaska HB 288 concerning the taking of fish and game for Subsistence and personal use.  Also included is a bound photocopy report entitled, “Report on Implementation of the 1992 Subsistence Law”.

Fd 13:  Photocopy of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Conference Report, 92nd Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives.

Fd 14:  Photocopies of correspondence and memorandum concerning Article XII, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska: Disclaimer and Agreement (HFR 21); rights and title to property including fishing rights; the creation of Title VIII of ANILCA.  The material is dated March and April of 1997.

Fd 15:  Photocopies of case summary decisions and cases concerning Subsistence from the Alaska Bar Association (1989); Alaska Native Law Section 1989 Subsistence Update, and Memorandum (1985) concerning class action suit, Bobby v. State (Lime Village case) A84-544 re State non-compliance with Subsistence provisions of Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA).  Also included is an original correspondence from the Alaska Department of Law re Sale of Subsistence Herring Roe (1995).

Fd 16:  Photocopies of three excerpts, stapled, taken from the Final Report of the Alaska Natives Commission, Volume III: group 1) fax transmittal (dated 3/15/95) from AFN, pages 3-11 along with 5 unnumbered pages of community tables with 2 pages of analysis; group 2) fax transmittal (dated 3/12/1997) from RurAL CAP, pages 1, 11-15, 27, 29, 34, 38, 40, 41, 79-81; 2);  and, group 3) pages 12-15.  Also included in the folder is a post-it note on a sheet of white paper, with handwriting reading, “LEG. LIBRARY HAS ALL 3 VOLS. OF AK NATIVE COMM. REPORT”.

Note: Here is the hyperlink to the three volumes of the Alaska Natives Commission, published May 1994.  Volume III, Final Report, is empty.  No explanation is given.

http://www.alaskool.org/resources/anc_reports.htm

Note: Here is the hyperlink to the history of the Alaska Native Commission.

http://www.charitableplanning.com/document/1882662

Note: Here is the hyperlink to the Alaska Legislative Library webpage.

http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/laa/library/index.php

* Note: A photocopy of Volume III, “Final Report”, can be found in Box 4, Fd 2, tab 2, Commission Report (cross-reference).

Fd 17:  Photocopy, five pages, stapled, of testimony before the Federal Subsistence Board, July 13, 1995, by Robert Bosworth, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Fd 18:  Photocopies of correspondence dated July 10, 1992, from Alaska Attorney General, Charles E. Cole, to Governor Walter J. Hickel regarding legislative analysis of subsistence bill CCS HB601 before the House; memorandum dated July 8, 1992, from Mike Walleri, General Counsel, to Will Mayo, President of Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., Legal Dept., regarding Analysis of 1992 Subsistence Legislation; and, three pages, 34-36, from a Division of Subsistence, ADFG, report regarding species of fish, area where found, amount necessary for subsistence use.  Also included is a newsletter entitled, Alaska Legislative Digest, dated January 27, 1995, volume 3/95 with the headline reading, “The agonizing issue that divides us: Subsistence!”

Fd 19:  Photocopies of various State of Alaska inter-departmental correspondence and memos and federal and state agencies regarding subsistence co-management.  The dates run from August 26, 1996 to February 6, 1997.  Also included is a newsletter entitled, Village Voice (RurAL CAP), Fall 1994, turned to page 4 to article entitled, “A Discussion Paper on Comanagement”, written by Eric Smith.

Fd 20:  Photocopies (2) of State of Alaska Tier II Subsistence Hunting Permit Application, 1995-96 and a copy of notes regarding communications between Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc. president, Will Mayo, and legal counsel, Mike Walleri, regarding Tier II subsistence issues.

Fd 21:  Photocopies, three groups, stapled, of a letter dated July 10, 1997, addressed to U. S. Representative Don Young from Mitch Demientieff, Chairman, litigation & Legislation Committee, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc. regarding Subsistence and amendments to Title VII of ANILCA.

Fd 22:  Photocopies of memorandum from Carol H. Daniel, Attorney at Law, to Jeanine Kennedy, Executive Director, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) dated October 9, 1997, regarding Amendment to Title VIII of ANILCA and Governor’s Final Task Force Proposal; and, general invitation letter, with attachments (Indian Country newsletter, date unknown, and a draft position summary for the “Subsistence Roundtable Proclamation”), from Jeanine Kennedy, Executive Director, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. dated July 1, 1997, regarding a statewide Alaska Native “subsistence summit” slated for August 5 and 6, 1997.  Also included are seven RurAL CAP Issue Papers in various colored card stock published October 1989.

Fd 23:  Photocopies of two drafts of Senator Al Adams address to the RurAL CAP Subsistence Conference, Subsistence Roundtable on February 15, 1997.  Also included is a bound copy of the Subsistence Roundtable, Executive Summary, 1997.

Fd 24:  Photocopies of various documents found in two blue portfolio folders concerning the Native Subsistence Summit held on August 26-28, 1997, in Anchorage, Alaska.  The documents include reference materials and on-site handouts pertaining the specific issues of Title VIII of ANILCA.

Fd 25:  Photocopies of various agency documents used as references as well as documents created as a result of the Native Subsistence Summit of August 26-28, 1997.  Included are analyses of business conducted and decisions made, culminating in the creation of the Native Subsistence Summit Resolution 97-01.

Fd 26:  One small yellow legal pad with handwritten notes on most of the pages.  The author is unknown.  The notes appear to be from an Native Subsistence Summit, August 26, 1997 meeting with the Governor Knowles and Lieutenant Governor regarding the subject of “Subsistence 5”.  Some names include: Bothelo, Brian Porter, Hammond, Byron, Charlie Edwardson, Will Mayo, Gideon James, Stanton Kalchetak, William Beltz, Eileen Norbert, Norm Cohen, Joel Blatchford, Larry Edwards, Jeff Bender, et cetera.  These names are just a few of the many individual representatives contributing to the summit dialogue.

Fd 27:  Photocopies of a letter from State Representative Scott Ogan dated July 31, 1997, regarding his concern about amending the State constitution re subsistence priority of use of fish/wildlife for food and a draft of the constitutional amendment in question.

Fd 28:  Photocopies of various documents chronicling the History of Subsistence in Alaska.  Also found are photocopied documents that provide intent, context or explanation of the concept of subsistence as it pertains to the use of fish or animal as food.  These documents come from multiple sources, i.e. legislative members, news agencies, Native Alaskan agencies, et cetera.  Some documents are undated whereas others are dated.  The earliest date is 1990 and the latest is 1999.

Note: The information found in this folder is important to researchers studying the legal and cultural issues that existed between the First Alaskan Peoples and the State and Federal governments up to the year1999.  The information highlights the harvesting of natural resources used primarily for food.  The historical chronicling lists specific dates and events that have had a direct impact on the current understanding and implementation of subsistence in Alaska today.

Fd 29:  Photocopies of documents collected or produced for the Northwest Arctic subsistence Conference held on July 29-30, 1997in Kotzebue, Alaska.  The documents dates range from “undated” to July 29-30, 1997.  Subjects discussed included: federal government takeover; effects of Indian Country decision to regulate or co-manage; cease giving rights away; and, the need for public education of Native issues.

Fd 30:  Photocopies of documents collected or produced for the North Slope Subsistence Workshop and Summit Resolution held in Barrow, Alaska, August 19, 1997.  The focus of the workshop was on subsistence and the Inupiat Peoples.

Fd 31:  Photocopies of various drafts from multiple sources regarding the matrix for Alaska Federation of Natives’ (AFN) report entitled, “Subsistence Proposal Comparisons”.  The date range is 7/15/1997 to 8/8/1997.

Fd 32:  Photocopies of a memorandum from Alaska Senator Al Adams dated March 4, 1997, and an address given by Senator Adams at the Subsistence Roundtable held in Anchorage, Alaska, February 15-17, 1997.  Also included are two groups of handwritten notes (Adams?).  One stapled group, on mini yellow legal pad, has no dates while the second stapled group on white lined paper has the dates, May 6, 13, and 14 with no year (1997?).  The handwritten groups appear to be working notes specific to subsistence summits and subsequent legislation.

Fd 33:  Photocopies of documents pertaining to Subsistence Committee Meetings held during 1997.  The Native Alaskan organizations involved in the matter of a state constitutional amendment regarding priority subsistence were the Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc. (AFN), the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) and the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council (AI-TC).  Also included are handwritten notes (author/s unknown) taken during the subsistence committee meetings held during this timeframe.

Fd 34:  Photocopies of documents pertaining to the Southeast Native Subsistence Summit held in Juneau, Alaska, on July 17-18, 1997.  Also included are handwritten notes taken during the summit by an unknown author.

Fd 35:  Photocopies and original documents produced for or generated by the Alaska Outdoor Council regarding subsistence issues in Alaska.  The documents include newsletters, correspondence, one press release and a briefing paper.  The date range is 1995 to 1997.

Box 2: Various documents related to Subsistence issues as they pertain to ANILCA Title VIII, the State of Alaska v Babbitt, and Tribal Status / Sovereignty / Indian Country issues generated by Venetie v. State of Alaska.  The date range is from 1986 to 1998.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Photocopies and originals of correspondence, working drafts, memoranda, and reports transmitted between Lieutenant Fran Ulmer and various Native Alaskan agencies and legislators regarding Subsistence issues.  The various documents are dated from July 1995 to April 1996.

Fd 2:    Photocopies of various documents concerning U. S. Senator Ted Stevens’ efforts to resolve the moratorium on federal takeover of Subsistence management in Alaska.  The date range is from April 1997 to December 1997.

Fd 3:    Photocopies and originals of various correspondence regarding Subsistence issues conducted between U. S. Senator Frank Murkowski and various Legislative Members and Native Alaskan organizations regarding an amendment to Title VIII of ANILCA.  The date range is from May 1995 to September 1997.

Fd 4:    Photocopies of documents generated by federal agencies regarding the proposed takeover of Alaskan Subsistence fisheries by the federal government.  The dates range from May 1994 to December 1997.

Fd 5:    Photocopy of correspondence between Governor Walter Hickel and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt dated September 9, 1993, regarding federal jurisdiction over subsistence use by rural Alaskans.

Fd 6:    Photocopies of various documents concerning the public hearings to be held at multiple locations in Alaska during the month of May 1996.  The purpose of the hearings was to present the federal proposal modifying the scope and application of federal subsistence management in Alaska as well as receive feedback from Alaskan citizens.  The date range is July 1995 to January 1998.

Fd 7:    Photocopies of documents regarding U.S. Senator Ted Stevens introduction of an amendment to H.R. 2107 regarding the moratorium of federal subsistence management in Alaska.  The date range is from July 1997 to November 1997.

Fd 8:    Correspondence from congressional members regarding Subsistence dated January to February 1995.

Fd 9:    Photocopies of various documents regarding the brief presented to President of the Senate, Drue Pearce and Speaker of the House, Gail Phillips by Attorney General Bruce Botelho on February 27, 1995.  Included is a copy of the Northwest Arctic Regional Council (NARC) and the Native American Rights Fund petition (NARF Petition).

Fd 10:  Photocopies and originals of press clippings regarding subsistence issues collected during the year 1995.

Fd 11:  Photocopies and originals of press clippings regarding subsistence issues collected during the year 1996.

Fd 12:  Photocopies and originals of press clippings regarding subsistence issues collected during the years 1997 and 1998.

Fd 13:  Photocopies of transcriptions taken during two House Resources Standing Committee Meetings held in Ketchikan, Alaska dated September 12, 1997, and Bethel, Alaska dated September 10, 1997.  The topic of these meetings was Subsistence.

Fd 14:  Photocopies (binder clipped) of various documents collected by Julie Kitka for the Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc. regarding the Chronology of Subsistence Events dating from May 1 to August 15, 1997.

Fd 15:  Photocopies of various correspondence and commentaries regarding the Subsistence related House Joint Resolution No. 21.  Dates range from March 12 to May 9, 1997.

Fd 16:  Photocopies of correspondence regarding passage of Subsistence related Senate Bill No. 19 dated April 8 and 9, 1997.

Fd 17:  Photocopies (2 sets) of Subsistence related House Bill No. 255 working draft dated April 18, 1997.

Fd 18:  Photocopy of Subsistence related amendment to the Alaska Constitution entitled, “Sponsor Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 26”, page 1, authored by Representative Masek dated April 3, 1997.

Fd 19:  Photocopies of various commentaries, testimonies and correspondence regarding Subsistence related House Joint Resolution No. 33 introduced by Representative Nicholia.  The date range is March 1992 to April 25, 1995.

Fd 20:  Photocopies of documents regarding Senate Bill No. 171, extending the current Subsistence law regarding the use of fish and game and delaying the repeal of said current law.  The date range is July 10, 1992, and April 21 to 29, 1995.

Fd 21:  Photocopies of various documents regarding Subsistence related Senate Joint Resolution 19 (amend ANILCA), defining federal land.  The date range is March 18, 1995 to May 12, 1995.

Fd 22:  Photocopies of various documents regarding House Concurrent Resolution 7 effort to repeal State of Alaska v. Babbitt dated January/February 1995.

Fd 23:  Photocopies of documents regarding the extension of Subsistence related House Bill 312 enacted in 1992 that was to be repealed in 1995.  The date range is July 1992 to March 1996.

Fd 24:  Photocopies and one original documents regarding the Subsistence related House Joint Resolution 48, which extended the scope of concerns from the Kenai Peninsula region to statewide concerns.

Fd 25:  Photocopies of documents pertaining to the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc. effort to stop the legislative interference in the matter of State of Alaska v Babbitt.  Dates range from February 3, 1995 to February 6, 1995.

Fd 26:  Photocopies of various documents and one original SOA Law Department document pertaining to Indian Country and Tribal Status/Sovereignty.  The date range is December 4, 1995 to April 18, 1996.

Fd 27:  Photocopies of various documents, handwritten notes by unknown author and one original set of documents from SOA Department of Law to Senator Al Adams regarding Tribal Status/Indian Country in the matter of Venetie v. State of Alaska and the Joint Judiciary Committee Meeting held February 21, 1996.  The date range is May 1994 to February 1996.

Fd 28:  Photocopies of various documents, handwritten notes (Senator Al Adams?), and original document from SOA Department of Law to Senator Al Adams dated November 27, 1995, relative to the topic of Tribal Status/Indian country.  The date range is March 1986 to April 1996.

Box 3: Various copies and originals of documents pertaining to Subsistence issues, Tribal Status and Indian Country.  The cases that have the greatest bearing are Venetie v. State of Alaska and Aleyeska Pipeline Service Company v. Kluti Kaah Native Village of Copper Center.  The date range is 1982 to 2007.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Photocopies of various documents and press clippings pertaining Tribal Status as it relates to the Senate Joint Resolution No. 28, requiring Native Alaskan corporations to be audited.  The date range is March 25, 1997 to May 8, 1997.

Fd 2:    Photocopies of various documents pertaining to Tribal Status/Indian Country as it relates to Senator Hartford’s efforts to modify status in light of Venetie v. State of Alaska decision.  Date range is September 1995 to January 1998.

Fd 3:    Copy of the Athabascan Reports newsletter, volume 5, #1, dated January 20, 1996 that focuses on police brutality, and a photocopy of an undated essay entitled, “Effective Protection of Native Subsistence Rights on Alaska’s North Slope: A North Slope Borough or Tribal Government Function?” written by Rodney S. Pederson, Wildlife Law, Prof. Gary Meyers.

Fd 4:    Photocopies of documents relating to the legal rights and status of Alaska Natives.  The file includes both federal and state documents dating from 1982 to 1990.

Fd 5:    Photocopies and originals of press clippings and newspaper editions regarding Tribal and Indian County status in Alaska dating from 1991 to 1997.

Fd 6:    Photocopies and originals of press clippings and newspaper editions relating to Subsistence and Venetie dated 1999.

Fd 7:    Photocopies of various documents pertaining to possible directions the legislature can take in dealing with Subsistence issues (Venetie, ANILCA Title VIII, SOA v Babbitt) and Indian Country status.  Documents include: three peer reviewed articles from the Alaska Law Review c. 1997; Village Voices newsletters published in 1997-1998; press clippings, handwritten notes and commentaries regarding individual legislators’ opinions; and minutes generated for the January 5, and 1997 and 1998 House Finance Committee meetings in which Senate Bill No. 74 (legislative funding for Supreme Court review of Venetie v. State of Alaska Ninth Circuit decision) was discussed.  Date range is 1995 to 1998.

Fd 8:    Photocopies, two stapled groups, of correspondence regarding Tribal Status and Indian County.  The documents discuss the relationships between the federal and tribal governments.  One group of documents, generated in 1994, contains a memo dated December 21, 1994, from the director of [Federal] Fish and Wildlife and Parks with the subject heading, “Eligible Programs and 1995 Programmatic Targets for Implementation of the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994”.

Fd 9:    Photocopy of memorandum to Commissioner Joseph Perkins, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, dated July 11, 1995, from Assistant Attorney General William F. Cummings, Transportation Section-Juneau, regarding Indian Employment Preference.

Fd 10:  Photocopies of documents generated for a public forum on Indian Country presented by Attorneys at Law David Case, Heather Kendall, Lloyd Miller, Carol Daniel, and Lawrence Ashenbrenner entitled, ‘“5 Mavens in Raven Country’, A Question and Answer Session on Indian Country”.  The forum was held at two locations on March 25-26, 1997, in Juneau, Alaska.  Three copies are included, one unmarked and the two others with individualized highlighting.

Fd 11:  Photocopies and originals of documents regarding the State Chamber of Commerce, State politics and Indian Country circa 1997.

Fd 12:  Photocopies of documents pertaining to the fallout of the Venetie v. SOA decision.  Included are correspondence and legislative documents regarding Tribal Status and Indian Country.  The date range is May 1996 to July 1997.

Fd 13:  Photocopies of a letter of support sent to Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, from the “Bush Caucus” in the Alaska Legislature, dated February 14, 1997.

Fd 14:  Photocopied documents regarding Tribal Status/Indian Country as it pertains to Venetie v. State of Alaska.  The documents include: a white paper generated by the Alaska State Legislature entitle, “What Does Indian Country Really Mean for Alaska?” dated February 26, 1997; “Summary of Ninth Circuit Indian Country Decisions” generated by Deputy Attorney General Barbara J. Richie dated March 22, 1997; and, an Outdoor Council handout dated March 22, 1997.

Fd 15:  Photocopies of five different articles concerning Indian Country found in various journal or magazines requested from the Alaska State Library circa 1996.

Fd 16:  Photocopy of petition for a writ of certiorari to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dated October Term, 1996, State of Alaska, Petitioner, v. Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government, et al., Respondents.  The document pertains to Tribal Status and Indian Country.

Fd 17:  Photocopies of legal documents and memos regarding [Tribal] Indian Country status as it pertains to the Venetie case and the Kluti Kaah case.

Fd 18:  Photocopies of documents showing expenditures incurred by the State in pursuing the legal case of Venetie v. State of Alaska.  The date range is February 13, 1997 to January 5, 1998.

Fd 19:  Photocopies of documents supporting the request for supplemental appropriation in order to obtain a Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in the Venetie v. State of Alaska case.  The date range is October 13, 1995 to November 12, 1998.

Fd 20:  Photocopies and originals of Alaska Outdoor Council newsletters and correspondence regarding Subsistence issues including Indian Country.

Fd 21:  Photocopies of SOA legal case summaries pertaining to Tribal status and Indian Country generated by the SOA Department of Law for various entities.  Also included is correspondence regarding legal issues on various cases.  The date range is December 18, 1995, to March 6, 1998.

Fd 22:  Photocopies of correspondence regarding amendments being introduced changing Subsistence laws in Alaska (ANILCA Title VIII).  Also included is a document entitled, “Report on Borough Organization in the Tanana Chiefs Region” dated October 1986.  The date range is October 1986 to April 5, 2001.

Fd 23:  Photocopies and one original of various Alaska statewide public opinion research surveys dating from March 15, 1998 to November 27, 2001.

Fd 24:  Photocopies of various Alaska statewide public opinion research surveys dating from January 2004 to March 2007.

Fd 25:  Photocopies of various targeted population regional surveys in Alaska dating from 1998 to 2002.

Fd 26:  Photocopies of correspondence relating to US Senator Ted Stevens bill, H.R.2107, amending ANILCA Title VIII.  The date range is October 1997 to February 1998.

Fd 27:  Photocopy and original of correspondence to and from Alaska Senator Al Adams regarding SB 215 introduced in response to the Venetie and Kluti Kaah court decisions going against the State.  The date range is January 1995 to May 1996.

Fd 28:  Photocopies of correspondence and press clippings concerning Governor Tony Knowles position on Tribal Sovereignty.  The date range is February 1995 to November 1995.

Fd 29:  Photocopies of Governors Cowper, Hickel administrative orders stating Alaska’s policy regarding Indian Country status.  Also included is Governor Knowles position on “native governance”.  The date range is September 1990 to June 1994.

Box 4: Subsistence related documents that pertain to ANILCA Title VIII and the efforts by Alaskan legislators to remove the federal government from the harvesting of natural resources for use as food.  Correspondence included is generated by Alaska Native organizations charged with the well-being of their shareholders and/or members.  The date range is from 1995 to 2001 and includes copies of legal documents of lawsuits generated by the State along with requests for an audit of monies being used to fund the lawsuit filed by the Legislative Council against Babbitt (1998).Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Photocopies of documents pertaining to the lawsuit State of Alaska v. Babbitt.  Included are copies of legal actions, press clippings and correspondence.  The date range is 1995.

Fd 2:    Photocopies, spiral bound, of the “Subsistence Roundtable” held February 15-17, 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska.  The roundtable was coordinated by RurAL CAP.  The Table of Contents includes: Alaska Natives Commission subsistence findings, Vol III (cross referenced to Box 1, Fd 16); “Katie John Decision”; Subsistence Policy Options; Native Community Position on Subsistence; Federal Law References; Constitutional Amendment; Alaska Legislature’s View; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Subsistence Management; and the [roundtable] Participant List.

Fd 3:    Photocopies of documents regarding the condition of Subsistence in the years 1992, 1995 and 1998.  Documents include but not limited to: transcript of conference Committee on HB 601 dated June 21 & 22, 1992, a powerpoint titled, Subsistence in Alaska, 1995, presented by Robert Bosworth, Director, Division of Subsistence, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, report created from US Census Bureau re Population of Non-Rural Areas and Communities in Alaska dated 1998, and a letter from Governor Knowles to Mitch Demientieff, Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, US F&G, dated July 28, 1999, re restricted public access to board meetings.

Fd 4:    Photocopies and originals regarding Katie John et al., v. United States, (9th Cir. No 0035121).  Documents include photocopy of Bush Caucus Message to Knowles on Katie John, regarding Subsistence, dated 2000; a bound copy of the Brief Amicus Curiae in Support of Kate John, et al., along with a cover letter from Attorney Howard Shapiro to Representative Kapsner, dated November 6, 2000; and, the July/August 2001 issue of Alaska’s Village Voices.

Fd 5:    Photocopies of documents pertaining to Subsistence issues re the case, Alaska Legislative Council v. Babbitt, et al., filed January 12, 1998.  Included, but not limited to, is correspondence from Julie Kitka to the AFN Board of Directors updating the Legislative Council filings; correspondence between legislators and legal services; and, a memo from Director of Legal Services, Tamara Brandt Cook to Representative Joseph Green re legislative standing to sue and separation of powers.  The date range is December 1997 to January 1999.

Fd 6:    Photocopy of a document regarding Subsistence Advisory Vote on ANILCA Title VIII.  The question asked is whether the effort and expense to fight for an amendment to the Alaska Constitution is worthwhile.  The document is from Julie Kitka, President, to the AFN Subsistence Committee, dated July 7, 1999.

Fd 7:    Photocopies and originals of press clippings, copies of legal actions and correspondence pertaining to the lawsuit filed by the Alaska Legislative Council regarding ANILCA Title VIII.  The date range is December 1997 to February 1999.

Fd 8:    Photocopies of documents pertaining to Mark L. Pollot, Esq., consultant on Legislative Council lawsuit against Secretary of Interior, Babbitt re ANILCA Title VIII (Subsistence issues).  The documents include: the contract for professional services; press clippings; correspondence to and from the US Commission on Civil Rights, legislators and Alaska Native organizations, State Legal Services to Senator Al Adams.  The date range is in 1998.

Fd 9:    Photocopies of documents pertaining to an audit proposal of legislative lawsuit Alaska Legislative Council v. Babbitt, et al.  The documents include correspondence between: legislators; Alaska Native organizations and federal agencies; Alaska Native organizations and legislators; and, Bruce Botelho, SOA Attorney General and journalists.  Also included is a bill introduced by US Senator Frank Murkowski on July 30, 1998, entitled, “Rural and Remote Community Fairness Act of 1998”, and a copy of the April-June 1998 newsletter, Alaska Outdoor Council News” with the headline, “Constitutional Amendment Stopped Dead in Its Tracks”.

Box 5: Photocopies and original documents pertaining to Subsistence compromise proposals involving Governor Knowles, legislators, tribal organizations and non-Native organizations concerned with which governmental entity will oversee the harvesting of natural resources used primarily for food.  The date range is 1997 to 1998.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Photocopies and one original of various correspondences pertaining to ANILCA Title VIII Subsistence issues.  The date range is March 1997 to August 1998.

Fd 2:    Photocopies of various documents pertaining to Subsistence issues and generated by the Alaskans Together organization dated from April to June 1998.

Fd 3:    Photocopies of documents generated by various federal and state government entities regarding a compromise Subsistence proposal.  The date range is May 1997 to June 1998.

Fd 4:    Photocopies of newsletter, We the People – Alaska Tribes – Standing Our Ground, Volume, 1, Number 1, dated mid-June 1998, and a press release from the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council dated June 11, 1998.  Both documents reject the Subsistence compromise proposal package put forth by Governor Knowles and Alaskans Together.

Fd 5:    Photocopies of various documents opposing the proposed Subsistence compromises to ANILCA Title VIII put forth by Governor Knowles and other entities.  The date range is from September 1997 to January 1998.

Fd 6:    Photocopies of various documents pertaining to US Senator Frank Murkowski’s position on Subsistence issues and ANILCA Title VIII.  The date range is May 23, 1997 to June 17, 1998.

Fd 7:    Photocopies of various documents and correspondence specific to the Alaska Federation of Natives, Inc. that pertain to their position regarding ANCSA, ANILCA Title VIII and subsequent legislation directly related to Subsistence/Indian Country issues affecting all Native Alaskans.  The date range is January 1998 to June 1998.

Fd 8:    Photocopy of a multi-page report, published by the Alaska State Legislature and conducted by the Departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Game, and Law.  The report pertains to Waterway Management Issues with the objective, as stated within the first sentence, “…to evaluate the effectiveness of the State’s programs to resolve issues of ownership, access, and resource allocation concerning public waterways.”  The report is dated March 28, 1997.



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