BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - Tribe leaders in western Alaska have set up a provisional government that might lead to a true governing body if a November ballot measure passes.
KYUK-AM reports tribal representatives unanimously voted last week to form the Provisional Nunavut Alaska Government at a conference in Bethel. The vote was the beginning of a process to unite 56 village tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, but some residents say not everyone was represented by the vote.
Callers on KYUK-AM's radio talk show say just 13 of the 56 tribes had a representative present at the provisional government vote.
Caller George Guy said he is concerned with tribal villages not being able to exercise fundamental rights.
A vote for a united government will be on the area's November 7 ballot.