Vietnam-era Alaska Natives can each select up to 160 acres.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced last week that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will open 27 million acres of federal land to eligible veterans from Alaska to Vietnam. Secretary Haaland made the announcement during a roundtable with Native Alaskan Vietnam veterans, who are eligible to select up to 160 acres each to tend to the land themselves and with their native tribes. from Alaska.
“We have a sacred obligation to American veterans. I honor the sacrifices made by those who serve in our military, and I will not ignore the land allotments owed to our Vietnam-era veterans from Alaska,” said Secretary Deb Haaland, whose the father served in the Vietnam War. “I am grateful to the veterans we spoke to today for their patience as we worked through the necessary analyses, and to the BLM team who moved quickly to deliver on that promise.”
As the Lord guides you, pray with us…
- For the wisdom of the President and his administration as they work with Native American tribes and leaders.
- For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s guidance as she leads the Home Office.
- For Alaskan Native Vietnam Veterans as they manage the land.
Sources: Interior Department