The following are public statements provided at hearings held in Fairbanks and Anchorage the 17th and 18th of October 1969 prior to the passage of ANCSA. They provide the reader with some of the issues and concerns discussed prior to the passage of ANCSA.
SEPTEMBER 24, 1969.
From: Harrison Loesch, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
To: Mr. Frederick Paul, Attorney at Law, 1310-1411 Fourth Avenue Building,
Your seven proposed claims attorney contracts with the members of the Arctic Slope Native Association listed below, submitted for approval June 26, 1969, are hereby disapproved pursuant to title VI of the act of April 11, 1968:
Village: Date of Contract
Atkasook Community Apr. 2, 1969
Anaktuvuk Pass Community Do.
Barrow Community Apr. 1, 1969
Barter Island Apr. 14, 1969
Nooiksut Community Apr. 3, 1969
Point Lay Community Apr. 1, 1969
Wainright Community Apr. 3, 1969
Further information to follow by letter.
Source: Alaska Native Land Claims Part II, "Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress First Session on H.R. 13142, H.R. 10193, and H.R. 14212, Bills to Provide for the Settlement of Certain Land Claims of Alaska Natives, and for Other Purposes. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.