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Testimony

Submitted to the
Alaska Natives Commission
in connection with a hearing at

Nome, Alaska
September 21, 1992

ALASKA NATIVES COMMISSION
JOINT FEDERAL-STATE COMMISSION
ON
POLICIES AND PROGRAMS AFFECTING ALASKA NATIVES
4000 Old Seward Highway, Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Witness List | Exhibit List | PDF Version

ALASKA NATIVES COMMISSION
HEARING
Nome, ALASKA
SEPTEMBER 21, 1992

Francis Johnson

(Tape changed to Tape #3.)

MS. JOHNSON: Why the BLM did not know someone built house on my ground at Council? Second one, why house turned cold when winter come? NEC promised to fix it. Always run out of money.

Why nobody build houses here like at villages'? I have some children all have no houses here. My houses where I go camping, they're collapsing. I can't stay with them. And my new house what no Eskimo built, I can't stay. Wintertime come, I got to go to Anchorage, where they have warmer houses. And they're supposed to fix it, but always run out of money.

And while two grounds I have at camp, we go camping, me and my boys. I have two boys here now and one grown. All of them don't even have house. One have house all right, but it's too cold to live in the oldest boy, Wally Johnson. My name is Francis Johnson. Thank you.

COMMISSIONER ELLIOTT: Sam, are these government-built houses she's talking about?

COMMISSIONER TOWARAK: She's talking about -- just for the record, on that housing, she's talking about public housing. She also mentioned, that some of these housing that they provide are poor-quality housing, and that the children are not getting a chance to get houses -- housing like they are in the villages. Also she mentioned the BLM not able to monitor a property other people are building on her property.


 

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