claims at the grass roots:
1966 letters and village newsletters from Willie Hensley's
REPLY REFER TO:
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
P. 0. Box
Nome, Alaska 99762
October 4, 1966
Mr. William Hensley
Executive Director, NANA
c/o TUNDRA TIMES
P.0. Box 1287
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Dear Mr. Hensley:
Sorry for the delay in reply.
Several copies of various articles of association of native
character have been given to Mr. John Schaeffer, who had promised
to forward them to you after a review. We hope that they may
be useful in drafting the Northwest Alaska Native Association
articles of association. If we may be of any assistance in
drafting your bylaws, please feel free to ask us.
The Bureau is interested in the activities of the several native associations,
regards to native land claims. It vas noted that you displayed
a map of Alaska at the Kotzebue meeting showing the areas
of land claims by different groups. We would like to have
a copy of such a map showing the areas claimed and identified
by each group claiming the areas defined. If you also have
description of the boundaries, it would be helpful.
Please advise us your tentative
plans for your Executive Committee meeting in Kotzebue.
By (signature here)
Arthur Nagozruk, Jr.
Tribal Operations Officer
On Alaskool by Willie
Rights to Land Have the Alaska Natives?: The Primary Issue"
- May 1966
Testimony at pre-ANCSA hearings - October 1969
Speech - "Why the Natives
of Alaska Have a Land Claim" - November 1969
Speech - February, 1981
Founding and Formation of the Northwest Alaska Native Association"
- March, 2000