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Alaskan Native Regional Corporations
The Alaska
Alaska
Native Regional Corporations ( Alaska
Alaska
Native Corporations or ANCSA Corporations) were established in 1971 when the United States Congress passed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
(ANCSA) which settled land and financial claims made by the Alaska Natives
Alaska Natives
and provided for the establishment of 13 regional corporations to administer those claims.[1][2]Contents1 Associations, regional and village corporations 2 Text of the Act 3 Alaska
Alaska
Native village corporations 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksAssociations, regional and village corporations[edit] Under ANCSA the state was originally divided into twelve regions, each represented by a "Native association" responsible for the enrollment of past and present residents of the region
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United States Congress
535 voting members100 senators 435 representatives6 non-voting membersSenate political groups     Republican (51)      Democratic (47)      Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats)House of Representatives political groups     Republican (238)      Democratic (193)      Vacant (4)ElectionsSenate last electionNovember 8, 2016House of Representatives last electionNovember 8, 2016Meeting place United States
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Copper Center, Alaska
Copper Center (Tl’aticae’e[1] in Ahtna) is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Copper River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. It is two hundred miles northeast of Anchorage. At the 2010 census the population was 328.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Demographics 4 Education 5 ReferencesGeography[edit] Copper Center is located at 61°57′55″N 145°19′6″W / 61.96528°N 145.31833°W / 61.96528; -145.31833 (61.965305, -145.318280).[2] Copper Center is located on the Richardson Highway 4 south on the west bank of the Copper River at the confluence with the Klutina River
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Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
(Aleut: Tanam Unangaa, literally "Land of the Aleuts"; pronounced (/əˈluːʃən/;[2][3] possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island") are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska
Alaska
and the Russian federal subject of Kamchatka Krai.[1] They form part of the Aleutian Arc
Aleutian Arc
in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km2) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska
Alaska
Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula
Kamchatka Peninsula
in Russia, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea
Bering Sea
to the north and the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the south
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Pribilof Islands
The Pribilof Islands
Pribilof Islands
(formerly the Northern Fur Seal Islands) are a group of four volcanic islands off the coast of mainland Alaska, in the Bering Sea, about 200 miles (320 km) north of Unalaska and 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Cape Newenham. The Siberia
Siberia
coast is roughly 500 miles (800 km) northwest. About 200 km2 (77 sq mi) in total area, they are mostly rocky and are covered with tundra, with a population of 572 as of the 2010 census.Contents1 Principal islands 2 Fur trade 3 Seal Island Historic District 4 Today 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksPrincipal islands[edit] The principal islands are Saint Paul and Saint George. The former was named for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, on the day of which the island was discovered; the latter was probably named for the ship sailed by the islands' discoverer, Gavriil Pribilof.[1] The Otter and Walrus islets are near St
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Cordova, Alaska
Cordova /kɔːrˈdoʊvə/, /ˈkɔːrdəvɒ/ is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. The population was 2,239 at the 2010 census. Cordova was named Puerto Cordova by Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo in 1790. No roads connect Cordova to other Alaskan towns, so a plane or ferry is required to travel there
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Tatitlek, Alaska
Tatitlek /təˈtɪtlɪk/ (Alutiiq: Taatiilaaq) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 88 at the 2010 census. Tatitlek is in the Chugach School District and has one school, Tatitlek Community School, serving about 15 students from preschool through high school. Geography[edit] Tatitlek is located at 60°52′1″N 146°40′38″W / 60.86694°N 146.67722°W / 60.86694; -146.67722 (60.867083, -146.677209).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), all of it land. Tatitlek is located in the Prince William Sound of Alaska and is most famously known as the nearest village to the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill that decimated the area fishing resources. Demographics[edit] As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 107 people, 38 households, and 28 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 14.7 people per square mile (5.7/km²)
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Port Graham, Alaska
Port Graham, also known as Paluwik (pah-LU-wig) in the Alutiiq language, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 171. Geography[edit] Port Graham and Nanwalek are located near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula and are separated by less than five miles. Although they have local roads, there is no road access into this area. All vehicles must be brought in by barge or ferry. Both villages are accessible by air or water. They lie 35 miles southwest of Homer and about 10 miles from Seldovia
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English Bay, Alaska
Nanwalek, formerly Alexandrovsk (Russian: Александровск) and English Bay, is census-designated place (CDP) in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States that contains a traditional Alutiiq village. The population was 177 at the 2000 census. There is one school located in the community, attended by 76 students. Subsistence activities are a large part of the culture for indigenous people and Nanwalek is no exception, especially when it comes to salmon and seal harvesting. The sale of alcohol is banned in the village, although importing and possession are allowed.Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 History 4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit] Nanwalek and Port Graham are located near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula and are separated by less than five miles (8 km). Both villages are accessible only by air or water (they lie 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Homer)
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Valdez, Alaska
Valdez /vælˈdiːz/,/vəlˈdɛz/ (Alutiiq: Suacit) is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska. According to the 2010 US Census, the population of the city is 3,976. The city was named in 1790 after the Spanish Navy Minister Antonio Valdés y Fernández Bazán. A former Gold Rush
Gold Rush
town, it is located at the head of a fjord on the eastern side of Prince William Sound. The port did not flourish until after the road link to Fairbanks was constructed in 1899. It suffered huge damage during the 1964 Alaska
Alaska
earthquake, and is located near the site of the disastrous 1989 Exxon Valdez
Exxon Valdez
oil tanker spill
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Seward, Alaska
Seward (Alutiiq: Qutalleq) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to 2014 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 2,528. It was named after William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In 1867, he fought for the U.S. purchase of Alaska which he finally negotiated to acquire from Russia. Mile 0 of the historic Iditarod Trail is at Seward. In the early 1900s the trail was blazed in order to transport people and goods to and from the port of Seward to interior Alaska.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Economy 4 Demographics 5 Government and infrastructure 6 Transportation 7 International sister cities 8 Notable people 9 Attractions and points of interest 10 Education 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Metlakatla, Alaska
Metlakatla /ˌmɛtləˈkætlə/ (Tsimshian: Maaxłakxaała "Saltwater pass") is a census-designated place (CDP) on Annette Island in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,375; this had grown to 1,405 by the 2010 census. Since the late 19th century, it has been the major settlement of the Metlakatla Indian Community of the federally recognized Annette Islands Reserve, the only reserve in Alaska and U.S. The Metlakatla voted to opt out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of the 1970s and retained rights to their land and waters
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Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
(Alutiiq: Qikertaq, Russian: Кадьякъ[2]) is a large island on the south coast of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska, separated from the Alaska
Alaska
mainland by the Shelikof Strait. The largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
is the second largest island in the United States and the 80th largest island in the world, with an area of 9,311.24 km2 (3,595.09 sq mi),[3] slightly larger than Cyprus. It is 160 km (99 miles) long and in width ranges from 16 to 97 kilometers (10 to 60 mi). Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
is the namesake for Kodiak Seamount, which lies off the coast at the Aleutian Trench
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Glennallen, Alaska
Glennallen /ɡlɛˈnælən/ (Ciisik’e Na’ in Ahtna) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Valdez–Cordova Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 483, down from 554 in 2000.Contents1 Geography and climate1.1 Location 1.2 Climate2 History and culture 3 Demographics 4 Facilities, utilities, schools, and health care4.1 Facilities and utilities 4.2 Schools 4.3 Health care5 Economy and transportation5.1 Economy 5.2 Transportation6 References 7 External linksGeography and climate[edit] Location[edit] Glennallen is located at 62°06′33″N 145°32′47″W / 62.10917°N 145.54639°W / 62.10917; -145.54639 (62.109170, -145.54639;[1] Sec
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Dillingham, Alaska
Dillingham /ˈdɪlɪŋhæm/ (Curyuk in Central Alaskan Yup'ik), also known as Curyung and (for the southwestern section) Kanakanak,[5] is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 2,329.[6]Contents1 Geography 2 Natural resources 3 Demographics 4 History 5 Education 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] Dillingham is on Nushagak Bay at the mouth of the Nushagak River, an inlet of Bristol Bay, an arm of the Bering Sea in the North Pacific, in southwestern Alaska. It is located at 59°02′48″N 158°30′31″W / 59.04667°N 158.50861°W / 59.04667; -158.50861 (59.046751, -158.508665).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km2)
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Chitina, Alaska
Chitina (/tʃɪtˈ.nʌ/ or /tʃɪ.tiːˈ.nʌ/;[1] Ahtna Athabascan Tsedi Na’ [tʃɛ.diː.näʔ] < tsedi "copper" + na’ "river")[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 126.Contents1 Geography 2 Climate 3 Demographics 4 History 5 ReferencesGeography[edit] Chitina is located on the west bank of the Copper River at its confluence with the Chitina River on the Edgerton Highway, and junction with the McCarthy Road. It is 85 km (53 mi) southeast of Copper Center and 106 km (66 mi) southeast of Glennallen. It is outside the western boundary of the Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve. In 1945, work had begun to convert the CR&NW railroad line, from Cordova to Kennicott, into a highway, but work halted with the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, leaving a significant gap between Chitina and the Million Dollar Bridge near Cordova
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