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Alaskan Native Regional Corporations
The ALASKA NATIVE REGIONAL CORPORATIONS (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. CONTENTS * 1 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 links ASSOCIATIONS, REGIONAL AND VILLAGE CORPORATIONSUnder 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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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
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
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 oil tanker spill. Today it is one of the most important ports in Alaska, a commercial fishing port as well as a freight terminal
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Demographics * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYNanwalek 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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Seward, Alaska
SEWARD (Alutiiq : Qutalleq) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska
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
United States Secretary of State
under Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
and Andrew Johnson
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
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Metlakatla, Alaska
METLAKATLA /ˌmɛtləˈkætlə/ ( Tsimshian
Tsimshian
: Maaxłakxaała "Saltwater pass") is a census-designated place (CDP) on Annette Island in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census
Census
Area , Alaska
Alaska
, United States
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
Alaska
and U.S. The Metlakatla voted to opt out of the Alaska
Alaska
Native Claims Settlement Act of the 1970s and retained rights to their land and waters
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Kodiak Island
KODIAK ISLAND ( Alutiiq
Alutiiq
: Qikertaq) is a large island on the south coast of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska
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), slightly larger than Cyprus
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
Aleutian Trench
. The largest community on the island is the city of Kodiak, Alaska
Alaska

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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. GEOGRAPHYPort 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 . The Alaska Marine Highway System provides ferry service to all of Kachemak Bay. Port Graham is located at 59°20′52″N 151°50′0″W / 59.34778°N 151.83333°W / 59.34778; -151.83333 (59.347736, -151.833420). According to the United States Census Bureau , the CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), all of it land
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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. GEOGRAPHYTatitlek 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). 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. DEMOGRAPHICSAs of the census 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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Alaska Peninsula
The ALASKA PENINSULA is a peninsula extending about 800 km (497 mi) to the southwest from the mainland of Alaska
Alaska
and ending in the Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
. The peninsula separates the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
from Bristol Bay , an arm of the Bering Sea . In literature (especially Russian) the term ‘ Alaska
Alaska
Peninsula’ was used to denote the entire northwestern protrusion of the North American continent , or all of what is now the state of Alaska
Alaska
, exclusive of its panhandle and islands. The Lake and Peninsula
Peninsula
borough , the Alaskan equivalent of a county , is named after the peninsula
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Aleutian Islands
The ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (/əˈluːʃən/ ; possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island ") are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the United States
United States
and Russia
Russia
. They form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean
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
Russia
, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the south
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Pribilof Islands
The 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 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 . CONTENTS * 1 Principal islands * 2 Fur trade * 3 Seal Island Historic District * 4 Today * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PRINCIPAL ISLANDSThe 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 . The Otter and Walrus islets are near St. Paul
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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
Alaska
, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet
Orca Inlet
on the east side of Prince William Sound
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. In the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Exxon Valdez oil spill
of March 1989, an oil tanker ran aground northwest of Cordova, heavily damaging ecology and fishing
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Copper Center, Alaska
COPPER CENTER (Tl’aticae’e 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. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Demographics * 4 Education * 5 References GEOGRAPHYCopper 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). 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 . It is about 16 miles southeast of Glennallen on the Glenn Highway 1 and about 100 miles north of Valdez. According to the United States Census Bureau , the CDP has a total area of 13.7 square miles (35 km2), all of it land
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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. CONTENTS* 1 Geography and climate * 1.1 Location * 1.2 Climate * 2 History and culture * 3 Demographics * 4 Facilities, utilities, schools, and health care * 4.1 Facilities and utilities * 4.2 Schools * 4.3 Health care * 5 Economy and transportation * 5.1 Economy * 5.2 Transportation * 6 References * 7 External links GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATELOCATIONGlennallen 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; Sec. 23, T004N, R002W, Copper River Meridian), in the Chitina Recording District and Game Management Unit 13
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
COOK INLET REGION, INC., or CIRI, is one of thirteen Alaska Native regional corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) in settlement of aboriginal land claims. Cook Inlet Region, Inc. was incorporated in Alaska on June 8, 1972. Headquartered in Anchorage , Alaska , CIRI is a for-profit corporation, and is owned by more than 7,300 Alaska Native shareholders of Athabascan and Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq and Aleut descent. The CIRI region in the Cook Inlet area of southcentral Alaska is the traditional homeland of the Dena\'ina and Ahtna Athabaskan peoples, and about 40 percent of CIRI shareholders are of Dena'ina or Ahtna descent
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Doyon, Limited
DOYON, LIMITED is one of thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) in settlement of aboriginal land claims. Doyon, Limited was incorporated in Alaska on June 26, 1972. Headquartered in Fairbanks , Alaska , Doyon, Limited is a for-profit corporation with about 18,000 Alaska Native shareholders primarily of Northern Athabaskan Indian descent. CONTENTS * 1 Officers and directors * 2 Shareholders * 3 Lands * 4 Business enterprises * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OFFICERS AND DIRECTORSA current listing of Doyon, Limited's officers and directors, as well as documents filed with the State of Alaska since Doyon's incorporation, are available online through the Corporations Database of the Division of Corporations, Business an estimated 1,227 elders who will turn age 65 by 2011 will also receive additional shares of Doyon stock
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