Legislation Legacy Check point

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Legislation Legacy Check Point Julian Rouse ETH 125 July 12, 2011 Patricia Vail
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Current issue between Native Americans and the federal government A current issue between Native Americans and the federal government is the issue whether or not oil exploration should commence in the Northern Slope of Alaska. Although allowing companies to drill in the Northern Slope would significantly increase the volume of oil mined in the United States therefore decreasing dependency of oil from foreign countries, and increase job opportunities in the area, it would also interrupt the thousands-year old culture of the Gwich'in Indians who reside in that area. Gwich'in Indians fear that mining oil in the Northern Slope of Alaska will inevitably affect the Porcupine caribou
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Unformatted text preview: which is a big part of their culture and way of life. The legislation that is linked to this issue is the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 which was signed by signed by President Nixon on December 18th of that year. Under this act, Alaska's native Indians were given control of the land on which they have lived for generations. In addition, oil exploration was banned in those areas. With oil prices soaring in todays world we are forced to find other means of supply our country with the much needed oil. As a result President Push is pushing to lift the ban and open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration....
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course IT 205 taught by Professor Kurts during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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