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# <pre>
-# @(#)northamerica 8.40
+# @(#)northamerica 8.41
# This file is in the public domain, so clarified as of
# 2009-05-17 by Arthur David Olson.
@@ -426,15 +426,74 @@ Zone America/Los_Angeles -7:52:58 - LMT 1883 Nov 18 12:07:02
# were nearby inhabitants in some cases and for our purposes perhaps
# it's best to simply use the official transition.
#
+
+# From Steve Ferguson (2011-01-31):
+# The author lives in Alaska and many of the references listed are only
+# available to Alaskan residents.
+#
+# <a href="http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/index.cfm?section=discover%20alaska&page=Glimpses%20of%20the%20Past&viewpost=2&ContentId=98">
+# http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/index.cfm?section=discover%20alaska&page=Glimpses%20of%20the%20Past&viewpost=2&ContentId=98
+# </a>
+
+# From Arthur David Olson (2011-02-01):
+# Here's database-relevant material from the 2001 "Alaska History" article:
+#
+# On September 20 [1979]...DOT...officials decreed that on April 27,
+# 1980, Juneau and other nearby communities would move to Yukon Time.
+# Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan, however, would remain on
+# Pacific Time.
+#
+# ...on September 22, 1980, DOT Secretary Neil E. Goldschmidt rescinded the
+# Department's September 1979 decision. Juneau and other communities in
+# northern Southeast reverted to Pacific Time on October 26.
+#
+# On October 28 [1983]...the Metlakatla Indian Community Council voted
+# unanimously to keep the reservation on Pacific Time.
+#
+# According to DOT official Joanne Petrie, Indian reservations are not
+# bound to follow time zones imposed by neighboring jurisdictions.
+#
+# (The last is consistent with how the database now handles the Navajo
+# Nation.)
+
+# From Arthur David Olson (2011-02-09):
+# I just spoke by phone with a staff member at the Metlakatla Indian
+# Community office (using contact information available at
+# <a href="http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_name=Metlakatla">
+# http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_name=Metlakatla
+# </a>).
+# It's shortly after 1:00 here on the east coast of the United States;
+# the staffer said it was shortly after 10:00 there. When I asked whether
+# that meant they were on Pacific time, they said no--they were on their
+# own time. I asked about daylight saving; they said it wasn't used. I
+# did not inquire about practices in the past.
+
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone America/Juneau 15:02:19 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
-8:57:41 - LMT 1900 Aug 20 12:00
-8:00 - PST 1942
-8:00 US P%sT 1946
-8:00 - PST 1969
+ -8:00 US P%sT 1980 Apr 27 2:00
+ -9:00 US Y%sT 1980 Oct 26 2:00
-8:00 US P%sT 1983 Oct 30 2:00
-9:00 US Y%sT 1983 Nov 30
-9:00 US AK%sT
+Zone America/Sitka -14:58:47 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
+ -9:01:13 - LMT 1900 Aug 20 12:00
+ -8:00 - PST 1942
+ -8:00 US P%sT 1946
+ -8:00 - PST 1969
+ -8:00 US P%sT 1983 Oct 30 2:00
+ -9:00 US Y%sT 1983 Nov 30
+ -9:00 US AK%sT
+Zone America/Metlakatla 15:13:42 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
+ -8:46:18 - LMT 1900 Aug 20 12:00
+ -8:00 - PST 1942
+ -8:00 US P%sT 1946
+ -8:00 - PST 1969
+ -8:00 US P%sT 1983 Oct 30 2:00
+ -8:00 US MeST
Zone America/Yakutat 14:41:05 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
-9:18:55 - LMT 1900 Aug 20 12:00
-9:00 - YST 1942