Petersburg Pilot -

Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims

Series: Alaska Natives Without Land | Story 1

November 19, 2020

Map courtesy of the Petersburg Borough

The map above shows the land in the immediate area that would transfer over to the Urban Corporation in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Fulfillment Act of 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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