This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
It’s better late than never to do right by Alaska’s Native veterans.
Congressman Don Young has introduced the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act. It would amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to allow about 2,800 Natives who served in Vietnam to reapply for their Native allotment. They missed an earlier opportunity because they were in the armed services during the war.