- August 08, 1990
- All Alaska Offices
- Native Villages
The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled that Chickaloon village (located North of Palmer) is not an Indian tribe with sovereign rights of self-government. Harrison v. State, 79l P.2d 359 (Alaska App. 1990). It had attempted to license vehicles and drivers independent of the State of Alaska.
Chickaloon village is not a reservation. It is not recognized as a self-governing tribe by the federal government. The Court of Appeals refused to recognize any governmental powers.
The only native American groups in Alaska that have sovereign powers are the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island and the village of Tyonek.
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