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USDA Under Secretary Sherman Holds Tribal Leaders Listening Session


August 21, 2010
Saturday AM

Juneau, Alaska - USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman held a two-hour listening session for Tribal leaders during his day-long visit to the Juneau area, Wednesday, August 18. Leadership from Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp, Angoon Community Association, Eyak Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, Kootznoowoo, Inc., Douglas Indian Association, and Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska participated in the Juneau session.

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Douglas Indian Association members Evelyn Myers and Annette Ulmer express their Association's concerns to Forest Service Alaska Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Harris Sherman during a Tribal Leaders Listening Session in Juneau Wednesday.
Photo by Ray Massey, US Forest Service

Each of the Native leaders spoke to many subjects that affect their people, but common themes were subsistence, jobs, economical power, and land entitlements.

Sherman is the undersecretary for natural resources and the environment, and as such, has the Forest Service under his purview. His visit to Juneau is a part of a week-long visit to the Forest Service Alaska Region and its two national forests, the Chugach and Tongass. Regional Forester Beth Pendleton is accompanying Sherman on his visits.

Sherman visited Sitka Friday and wraps up his Alaska visits on Saturday with a visit to Prince of Wales Island.



Source of News:

Tongass National Forest



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