Letter: HB 275’s amendment

This letter is not to embarrass our good Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, and his good work, but to avoid further mistakes in introducing legislative bills. I’m not sending copies of this letter to other statewide newspapers due to our entering “election season” again.

In the April 21 Nome Nugget,”Rep. Foster wrote in his Foster Report: “I amended HB 275: — Indigenous People’s Day; Katie John Day.”

I wholeheartedly appreciate the bill’s intent but Mrs. Katie John or her name should not be used as an “earmark” to pass another bill. “Katie John Day” and “Indigenous People’s Day” — separately — should be introduced.

Thank you.


Albert Ningeulook