ANWL answers landless questions

Series: Alaska Natives Without Land | Story 3

December 10, 2020

Cecilia Tavoliero, with Alaska Natives Without Land, addressed the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday to answer questions brought up by the community about recent legislation that would transfer local lands to an Urban Corporation.

The Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act would amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) to allow native residents in Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and Tenakee to form Urban Corporations and receive 23,040 acres of federal land, or one township.

At an assembly meeting on Nov. 16...

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