Alaska Federation of Natives is speaking out after the State of Alaska asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case regarding federal lands and waters.
AFN issued a release in response to the State's petition saying they would fight their quote, "reckless attempt to unravel the precedent set by the lower courts."
The problem with the petition according to AFN, is its infringement on subsistence living here in Alaska.
Alaska Natives feel by issuing this petition, the State is attempting to take that right to subsistence away from them, damaging the state's ability to conserve its resources.
Those with AFN's Subsistence Committee promise to defend the right of their people.