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Young to chair subcommittee on Indian, Alaska Native Affairs

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U.S. Rep. Don Young has been named chairman of the newly created House subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash, announced the appointment Wednesday. Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka expects the new subcommittee to act as a clearinghouse for Alaska Native and American Indian issues that surface in Congress.