- Listed: April 1, 2021 8:40 am
- Expires: 2 days, 6 hours
Did you know that our 229 Alaska Tribes are not yet recognized by the State of Alaska? Our Tribes are sovereign bodies of government that have existed for thousands of years, predating contact and continuing to flex tribal sovereignty to this day. A formal government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government has been established, however, no formal recognition by the State of Alaska has taken place.
There is a bill in the House Tribal Affairs Committee that can change that. House Bill 123 (HB123) is An Act providing for State recognition of federally recognized Tribes and, if passed, will formally recognize Alaska’s Tribes. This action is long overdue and is supported by Alaska Tribal nations.
We need your voice and support on April 1, 2021 at 8am by calling in to the House Tribal Affairs Committee and testifying in support of House Bill 123.
Call to testify on April 1, 2021 @ 8AM:
844-586-9085 Toll Free (outside Anchorage and Juneau)
Link to the bill text: www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/32?Hsid=HB0123A
When you call in to testify, let the operator know that you are calling in to testify in support of House Bill 123 in the Tribal Affairs Committee. The operator will then transfer you to wait to give your testimony. If you accidentally hang up or lose connection, you will need to call in again to be placed in the waiting queue. We encourage all Tribal members, entities and allies to call in and support our Tribes the way that our Tribal members have been supporting and caring for relatives for generations.
PSA is from Native Peoples Action (NPA). A link to NPA’s March 30th Letter of Support can be found HERE
59 total views, 1 today
You must be logged in to inquire about this ad.