The fight to amend the exclusion of five Southeast communities from Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act continues today, fifty years after the act passed.
Three Alaska Native village corporations split $2.5 million, the first batch of a new federal grant program, to assess and clean up soil and water contamination.
A brief but powerful provision of ANCSA has led to the dispersal of billions of dollars, but uncertain future revenue leads some to question its long-term viability.
Among hundreds of village and urban corporations, no two have chosen the exact same path to meet that mandate. Here are highlights and updates for a handful.
All twelve Alaska Native regional corporations marked their 50th birthdays, six months after they celebrated the anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act that authorized them.
This year is the debut of Top 49er Choggiung Limited, the ANCSA village corporation for Dillingham. The corporation reported 2018 revenue of more than $95 million, propelling it to number thirty-five in the rankings.
In recent years, Alaska’s Native village corporations have been making big economic waves in the state.