Parnell to address Native forum

Gov. Sean Parnell will speak at the Native Issues Forum on Thursday.

It is the final forum of this year’s legislative session, and Parnell is expected to address the Alaska Performance Scholarship, the Choose Respect initiative, and House Bill 110, the oil tax reduction recently passed by the House and awaiting action in the Senate.

The forum is a regular event sponsored by the Central Council of Tlingit-Haida Tribes of Alaska and the ANB Camp 2.

It will be held at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall at 320 West Willoughby Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon and expected to last an hour.

The event is free and open to the public, with lunch provided by Abby’s Kitchen & Catering available for $10.

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