An alumnus of East Anchorage, Danny returned to his home state after stints in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. Following the completion of his degree from Western Washington University, he spent time in the nonprofit world sharpening his business development and marketing skills. This, paired with a knack for journalism and a keen eye for a photo, made for a seamless integration into Alaska Business’ editorial team. When he’s not picking the brains of industry experts or contemplating an errant comma, you can find him on the trails trying to keep up with his four-legged sidekick, Nola.
In This Issue
50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.