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Alaska / Eskimo Suit / Oil Leases #454633

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1971
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(Studio) North Slope Eskimos file suits due to Alaska selling oil leases belonging to them; Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts unhappy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(AK) Few cared about North slope until oil found. Native Alaskan ignored. They organize to force United States to pay for land; want $16 million of best acres and $1 billion for rest. Most poor villages shown. They want changes. [Cook Inlet Native Association Roy HUNDORF - says natives own AK.] Congress wrangles over problem.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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