1891 Law Gives Alaska Tribe Fishing Rights, 9th Circ. Rules

By Daniel Ducassi (September 8, 2022, 9:11 PM EDT) -- An 1891 federal law gives a federally recognized Native Alaskan tribe an implied right to fish in traditional off-reservation waters, a Ninth Circuit panel concluded Thursday, reversing a district court ruling that had dismissed the original lawsuit from the Metlakatla Indian Community against the state of Alaska....

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