By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will get about half the BIA settlement funds slated for Southeast tribal governments. Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is temporarily ending programs that help clients find jobs and pay for living expenses.
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska says Bureau of Indian Affairs budget cuts are to blame.
William Martin directs the council’s 477 programs, which are named after the federal law that funds them.