Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

Series: Alaska Natives Without Land | Story 5

Map courtesy of the Petersburg Borough

The map above shows land within the Petersburg Borough at Point Agassiz that would transfer over to a local Urban Corporation. The maps and supporting documents can be viewed on the borough's website under the "Alaska Natives Without Land" tab.

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss Alaska Natives Without Land legislation that will be introduced to the United States Senate in the coming weeks.

The meeting is part of a series of work sessions the delegation is hosting throughout the region to gather feedback regarding the latest version of the Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act. Sen. Lisa Murkowski originally introduced the act in the fall of 2020, but Annie Hoefler, deputy legislative director with Murkowski's office, said the...

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