the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Land claims at the grass roots: 1966
letters and village newsletters from Willie Hensley's private collection
Curricula - Teaching about the Alaska Native Claims Settlement
Land Claims - book edited by Robert D. Arnold with various Alaskans.
Posted with permission of the Alaska Native Foundation.
"What Rights To Land Have the Alaska Natives?:
The Primary Issue" (in 8 parts) By William L. Hensley, May 1966
-- With a new May 2001 introduction by the author.
"What Rights To Land Have the Alaska Natives?:
The Primary Issue" (in one html file) By William L. Hensley, May
1966 -- With a new May 2001 introduction by the author.
"What Rights To Land Have the Alaska
Natives?: The Primary Issue" (in one 2MB pdf file) By William L.
Hensley, May 1966 -- With a new May 2001 introduction by the author.
ANCSA for Elementary Students?
Native Governments Section
Arctic Borough School District's ANCSA Pages
"The Alaska Claims
Settlement" - Comments by Janie Leask - From a panel discussion
"The Objectives of Land Claims Settlements" during the International
Conference "Towards Native Self-Reliance Renewal and Development" held
in Vancouver, August 19-24, 1984. A biography
of Ms. Leask is also available. Alaskool note: At the time these
comments were delivered, Janie Leask was President of the Alaska Federation
Indian Country: The Supreme
Court Venetie Decision -- February 25, 1998
of the Court
States Code ,TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS, CHAPTER 33 - ALASKA NATIVE
"The testimony recorded here are about the Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act given prior to the passage of the legislation. This
is historically important testimony. It provides the reader with
a sense of what issues, concerns and hopes participants were aware
of prior to the enactment of this legislation. The list of people
giving testimony is a Who's Who of important Alaska Natives concerning
ANCSA at the time." ...Paul Ongtooguk, Jan. 2000
from: 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.
Articles and Editorials
- How can AFN be the
voice of Natives when its officers are not elected?
A brief summary of an important set of issues concerning ANCSA corporations,
the structure of the Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska Natives
born after the 18 Dec 1971 - the last date a person could be born
and still be an original shareholder.
Anchorage Daily News - December 2004
- A SENSE OF RIGHTNESS,
Kitka marks 10 years atop AFN, but she's still an enigma to many,
Anchorage Daily News, Page A1, Sunday, October 17, 1999
- Two Views of the “New Harpoon”:
Economic Perspectives on Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations,
Steve Colt (email@example.com), PhD Student, MIT Department of Economics,
and Research Economist, Institute of Social and Economic Research,
University of Alaska Anchorage, February 3, 1998
Worlds: A Juneau Empire Special Report (ANCSA)
- ANCSA and Rural Alaska: An Economic Reality Check,
Remarks presented to Commonwealth North, April 6, 1993, by Steve
Colt, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska
- 1991: Group Rights Versus
Individual Rights, Alaska Native News, Rosita Worl, Publisher, v.3,
April 1985, p.2
- Loss of Native Lands,
By Rosita Worl, Publisher, Alaska Native News, v.3
(July 1985), p. 2
- Native Claims in Alaska: A Twenty-year
Review, Steven McNabb, Etudes/Inuit/Studies, 1992
- A Scrapbook History: Alaska
Native Claims Settlement Act, Tundra Times, 1991
- Group Wants
Only ‘Genuine’ Natives, Paul Ongtooguk, Tundra Times
(1990). Comments on a slide show and presentation on ANWR - the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska and oil development, environmental
concerns, the view of Alaska Natives.
Federation of Natives Newsletter, Volume
VI, Number Two, April 20, 1987 - Coverage of the progress of the
1991 ANCSA amendments through Congress and discussions of implications
of passing these amendments.
- 1991: Making It Work, A Guide to Public Law 100-24, 1987
Amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act,
Alaska Federation of Natives (Part 1 and Part 8 are included in
this web site)
- 1991 Balancing Individual
and Group Rights after ANCSA by Bart K. Garber, published in
Alaska Native News/January 1985
- Native Claims and Political Development: A Comparative Analysis,
Thomas A. Morehouse, Institute of Social And Economic Research,
University of Alaska Anchorage, February 19, 1987.
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Conflict and Controversy,
Monica E. Thomas, Polar Record, 23(142): 27-36 (1986)
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: An Update, Monica E. Thomas,
Polar Record, 24(151): 328-329 (1988)
in Unconventional Organizations: The Politics of Alaska Native
Corporations, Gary C. Anders, Associate Professor, University
of Alaska, Juneau and Kathleen Anders, Visiting Instructor, University
of Alaska, Juneau, excerpted from Developing America's Northern
Frontier, Theodore Lane, ed., University Press of America,
- Background of ANCSA: Bristol
Bay's Land And Money, "Bristol Bay Native Corporation Newsletter,
Business, The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act",
by Byron I. Mallott President & CEO First Alaskans Foundation
- "One Day in the
Life of a Native Corporate Leader," Part I,
by Byron I. Mallott Alaska Native News (September 1985)
- "One Day in
the Life of a Native Chief Executive," Part II, by
Byron I. Mallott, Alaska Native News (October 1985) v.2,
the Arctic Slope Inupiat Said NO to ANCSA," letter
to the President of the United States, December 18, 1971 from Joseph
Upicksoun, President, Arctic Slope Native Association and Charles
Edwardsen, Jr., Executive Director, Arctic Slope Native Association,
Alaska Native News (September 1984) v.2, p. 16.
International Legal Status of Native Alaska," by Russel
Lawrence Barsh, published in Alaska Native News (July 1984),
4. 2, p. 35.
- Changes in the Well-Being of
Alaska Natives Since ANCSA, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Institute of Social and
Economic Research, November 1984 (.pdf file, 1.04 megabytes-This1.04
megabyte file may take a while to download, depending on the speed
of your internet connection.)
- Excerpts from "History
of Events Leading to the Passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement
Act," Kornelia Grabinska, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc.,
- "ANCSA-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS,"
Kornelia Grabinska, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., March 1983,
From Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., Interior Region Post ANCSA,
- ANCSA's Confused Settlement
for Native Groups, "The Council," June 1983, v. 8,
natives are bringing off the biggest corporate takeover,"
Michael Parfit, Smithsonian (August 1981), pp. 30-39.
- ALASKA NATIVE
CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1971, (PUBLIC LAW 92-203): HISTORY AND
ANALYSIS TOGETHER WITH SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, Richard S. Jones,
Analyst in American National Government
Government Division, Report No. 81-127 GOV, June 1, 1981
- The Emergence of
Native Alaskan Political Capacity, 1959-1971,
Alexander M. Ervin, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Article published
in Musk Ox Journal, 19, 1976
- WE OWN THE LAND,
Statement By William L. Paul, Sr., to the AFN Board of Directors
Alaska Federation of Natives' Convention Fairbanks, Alaska, October,
POLITICIANS AND NATIVES, MONEY AND OIL, Once upon a time there
was a frontier, Lewis Lapham, Published in Harper's Magazine,
Share the Oil," Daniel Henninger, New Republic,
June 28, 1969, Vol. 160, pp. 15-17. Last
year a lone Atlantic Richfield oil rig drilled into a sea of oil
beneath Alaska's Arctic ice. The find is worth billions and has
the oil industry aflutter. Humble Oil announced it would spend
$39 million to open the legendary Northwest Passage linking Alaska
to the East Coast; British Petroleum, with holdings on Alaska's
- "Divvying Up Alaska:
Native Claims Bill," Stephen Brent, New Republic,
December 13, 1969, Vol. 161, No. 24, pp. 11-13. Anchorage.
Anchorage was still waiting for its first real snow November 25,
though the thermometer never climbed higher than five above zero.
Inside a hotel conference room, about 20 Alaska business leadersclearly
frustrated and almost scaredhuddled together, away from the
cold and the 3 p.m. gloom.
The source of frustration was 4500 miles east by southeast, in Washington,
D.C., where the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs committee was
working to keep a pledge to Alaska's 55,000 Eskimo, Indian, and
- How to Exploit
and Destroy a People: The Case of the Alaskan Native, Civil
Rights Digest, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission Civil Rights,
Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1969), pp. 6-13.
- The Tyonek Story,
Robert G. Knox, Alaska Construction and Oil Report, Vol.
9, No. 7, July 1968. The Board of Governors Room
of the New York Stock Exchange is the epitome of Money spelled with
a capital M. Located on one of the upper floors of the exchange
building far, far away from the noise and confusion of the exchange
floor, the room is large and spacious with extremely high ceilings.
It is decorated tastefully in the colors you might expectgreen
and gold. There is a good deal of highly polished mahogany scattered
about and your feet sink into deep, soft carpeting.....
LAND CLAIMS, ALASKA REVIEW OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,
Vol. IV, No. 6, November 1967, Published by the Institute of
Social, Economic and Government Research University of Alaska
- The Eskimo and the Land:
Ownership and Utilization, Dorothy Jean Ray, paper presented
at the Thirteenth Alaskan Science Conference, August 25, 1962, Juneau,
ANCSA files compiled by Vic Fisher in 1970's are located in Archives
at UAA, Consortium Library
GNOSIS search of UA library system
Gnosis search: video
Gnosis search: tape collection
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for incorporating ANCSA in the school curriculum. Anyone wishing to
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