Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims
November 19, 2020
The Borough Assembly approved a letter on Wednesday to Alaska's congressional delegation asking they postpone enacting a bill that would transfer borough land to a Urban Corporation in order to gather the opinions of local residents that would be impacted by the decision.
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Fulfillment Act of 2020 looks to authorize land transfers to five Southeast Alaska native communities that did not receive land under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Alaska Natives in Ketchikan, Haines, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell would receive...
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