How Powerful Is Alaska?

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Alaska is the second-newest state in the U.S. and it’s also the largest. But does its immense size translate into power?

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Was the Alaska Purchase a Good Deal?
http://www.news-releases.uiowa.edu/2009/november/David%20Barker-Alaska.pdf
“The purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, ridiculed in 1867 as “Seward’s Folly,” is now viewed as a shrewd business deal.”

3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2015/08/24/119807/3-ways-president-obama-can-help-native-communities-avert-climate-catastrophe/
“When President Barack Obama travels to Alaska in August to attend the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, he is likely to see up close the determination of Alaska Natives to maintain their traditional hunting and fishing cultures; to obtain quality education and health care for their families; and to build sustainable economies. ”

43 U.S. Code Chapter 33 – ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/43/chapter-33

Land Acquisitions in the State of Alaska
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xraca/documents/text/idc1-028731.pdf
“This rule deletes a provision in the Department of the Interior’s land-into-trust regulations that excludes from the scope of the regulations, with one exception, land acquisitions in trust in the State of Alaska.”

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