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dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Karen
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, William
dc.contributor.authorAntonson, Joan
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T21:57:21Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T21:57:21Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/12596
dc.description.abstractDecember 18, 2021is the fiftieth anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). The settlement of 44 million acres of land and close to a billion dollars is the largest settlement of Native land claims in American history. The Act created a new reality for Alaska Natives with greater political, social and economic power, and changed the way that the United States government settles Native land claims. The Act produced a corporate structure designed to provide economic incentives for twelve regional corporations to build equity for their shareholders. Since passage, ANCSA has transformed the economic landscape of Alaska with the Native owned regional corporations bringing wealth and providing major stimulus to the state’s economy. However, ANCSA extinguished Aboriginal title to the land and Aboriginal hunting and fishing rights, severely restricting the extent of Native control over the land ceded to them. ANCSA is often viewed as an historic movement that culminated in the 1971 settlement, but it is also a continually evolving significant part of Native life that has been amended over the years to address issues such as who owns shares, how earnings are distributed, and how provisions can be made for encouraging and facilitating Native hire. The Alaska Historical Society wanted to recognize the movement that led to ANCSA and its evolving significance. This “Guide to Resources for the Study of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)” is the result of a year-long effort to locate primary archival, published and on-line sources useful to anyone interested in learning about ANCSA.en_US
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dc.publisherAlaska Historical Society, ANCSA Committeeen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Native Claims Settlement Acten_US
dc.titleGuide to Sources for the Study of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Volume 1: Introduction, Overview History of ANCSA, Collection Descriptions, Collection Inventories.en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-12-15T21:57:21Z


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