For Chilkoot tribe, bill in U.S. congress could help rectify historic oversight


August 10, 2023

Berner's Bay near Juneau is the site of some of the lands selected for potential conveyance by the Chilkoot Indian Association. Tribal Administrator Harriet Brouillette said that while the lands aren't part of the Chilkat's traditional territory, it was the closest available land to selected in the Tongass not already claimed by other interests. Lex Treinen photo.

Harriet Brouillette remembers sitting around the kitchen table as a child in the late 1960s and early 1970s trying to understand her parents' discussions about the complicated topic of land claims.

At the time, Natives around the state, includin...

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