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Fascism and the Alaska Native

By Dominic Salvato


May 17, 2020
Sunday PM

Sealaska and the State of Alaska are linked it what could only be called a fascist arrangement.

When the power of the state and the corporation are combined it is the definition of fascism.

Sealaska Natives have lived under this system for five decades.

We as native people have the poverty to show for it.

We had a chairman of the board and state senator mired in a ethics scandal. Where does he retreat to lick his wounds? The Sealaska Corporation.

We have a current chairman cut back on his regular job, where does he go? Within the Sealaska Corporation. Suddenly shareholders have a full time chairman at a quarter of a million a year.

We have elections, with a cash voting incentive where endorsed candidates expenses are paid by the corporation. Elections with no term limits for boardmembers.

Discretionary voting keeps the money flowing to the same people.

Sadly, for the native people we can't challenge the corporation without taking on the state of Alaska first. It's purpose is to eat up resources in legal fees before the corporation needs to defend itself.

One day the true scale of the corruption between the State of Alaska and the native corporations will come to light in the public eye.

Tens of thousands of native people have lived and died still clinging to the false promise of ANCSA and it's failure to provide prosperity to anyone other than dominating native leaders hiding behind the State of Alaska and both of their continued parental treatment of Native people. 

Dominic Salvato
Anchorage, Alaska




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Received May 05, 2020 - Published May 17, 2020

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