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Palin Forms Group To Address Alaska Native Issues

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Associated Press Writer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sarah Palin is forming an
administrative group to address in largely Native, rural parts of
the state.
Many Alaska Natives say Palin has ignored them and failed to
protect their ancient traditions during her tenure, even though her
husband is part Alaska Native.
The Republican vice presidential candidate is away on the
campaign trail but made the announcement in a prerecorded speech
played before thousands of people attending a yearly convention of
Alaska Natives in Anchorage.
Palin says the new rural subcabinet group will work with
representatives of rural communities to tackle issues like public
safety, education and health care. The will include existing
cabinet members and two Alaska Native commissioners.
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