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Alaska SCT Upholds Subsistence Hunting Rules against Challenge from Conservation Group

Here is the opinion in Alaska Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund v. State:

Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund v State

An excerpt:

Regulations promulgated by the Alaska Board of Game establish two different systems of subsistence hunting for moose and caribou in Alaska’s Copper Basin region: (1) community hunts for groups following a hunting pattern similar to the one traditionally practiced by members of the Ahtna Tene Nene’ community; and (2) individual hunts.1 A private outdoors group, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund, argues that this regulatory framework violates the equal access and equal protection clauses of the Alaska Constitution by establishing a preference for a certain user group.

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Alaska COA Rejects Yup’ik Free Exercise Defense to Criminal Prosecution for Salmon Fishing

Here is the opinion:

Phillip v. State

An excerpt:

In June 2012, the thirteen defendants in this case — all Yup’ik fishermen living a subsistence lifestyle — were charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders restricting fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River.

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Wisconsin Judicare Indian Law Office Job Posting

INDIAN LAW STAFF ATTORNEY

DESCRIPTION Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office is hiring an additional attorney to represent Native American individuals on a variety of issues including civil and criminal defense representation in the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court.  205 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher