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Tribe looks to build port for Yukon ore

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The Chilkoot Indian Association had to go to the Pentagon to pitch its case, but it may yet get its old village site back from the U.S. Army. The tribe hopes to develop the Haines-area site into a deep-water port for shipping ore from future Yukon mines. "The tribe feels that the recovery of this land and the development of a deep-sea port is the No. 1 economic driver for our community, and the way for us to truly get a path to self-determination," said Greg Stuckey, tribal administrator of the CIA.