September 12, 2005

Tibet: Dalai Lama Visiting Alaska Discusses Conservation and Natives Concerns

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, spent his first visit to Alaska discussing wildlife conservation and Native concerns Friday with state leaders
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The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, spent his first visit to Alaska discussing wildlife conservation and Native concerns Friday with state leaders.

Gov. Frank Murkowski held a small, private welcome for the Buddhist leader in which they "talked about the history of Alaska, its wildlife, economy, all the things that make Alaska a great place to live," said Murkowski's spokeswoman, Becky Hultberg.

He is scheduled to officially begin a two-week U.S. tour with a benefit in his honor in Sun Valley, Idaho, hosted by singer Willie Nelson.

Source: Chicago Tribune