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An apology from the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish & Game for implementing Migratory Bird Treaty Act regulations in the 1960s and 1970s. The act made it illegal for Alaska Native People to hunt birds in the spring. The Act’s implementation caused hunters and their families extreme hardship in their pursuit of sustenance.

Produced at Alaska Teen Media Institute.

Narrated by Crystal Leonetti,
Alaska Native Affairs Specialist, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Thanks to Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Native Caucus, AMBCC Executive Director Patty Schwalenberg and the elders and hunters who provided background information on this topic.

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