A Juneau Superior Court judge issued a ruling earlier last week that granted Tlingit and Haida Alaskan tribal courts jurisdiction to adjudicate child support for children who are members of the tribe. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, the plaintiffs in the case against the state, heralded the ruling as a victory in reaffirming the tribe's authority to handle its own family law cases.
JUNEAU (AP) -- Amber Ebarb wasn't sure she wanted to apply for the Miss Tlingit Haida Youth Leadership Pageant because the word pageant conjures up images of swimsuits.
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