Alaska Natives Without Land begin organizing volunteer efforts

 

December 26, 2019

From the Alaska Natives Without Land website

A map of the Wrangell area, on the Alaska Natives Without Land website, showing proposed areas of land the organization is proposing be given to the landless native community.

Back at the end of August of this year, Alaska Natives Without Land visited Wrangell to hold a presentation on their organization and mission. The group represents five Alaska Native communities in Wrangell, Petersburg, Haines, Ketchikan, and Tenakee Springs. According to their website, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was passed in 1971. This returned 44 million acres of land and $963 million to 13 newly organized native corporations. However, for no discernible reason according to a 1993 study by Congress and the University of Alaska, these five native communities were left out of...



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