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Alaska Lawmakers Send Bill Celebrating Alaska Native Heritage To Gov. Dunleavy

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The Alaska Legislature wants to set aside the month of November to celebrate Alaska Native heritage, and a bill to make that happen just passed both houses. All it needs is Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s signature. 

The bill was sponsored by the special committee on tribal affairs, headed by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky, a Bethel Democrat. She’s also the only Alaska Native woman in the House.

Zulkosky said in a statement that this bill "celebrating our rich and unique heritage, is a way to bring all Alaskans together.”