In 1971, Congress enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), which aimed to resolve the long-standing issues surrounding Native claims to land in Alaska. ANCSA was also intended to stimulate economic development throughout the state.
The settlement extinguished Native claims to the land by transferring titles to more than 200 local Village and 12 Native-owned Regional Corporations, including Sealaska.
Sealaska and the other Alaska Native Corporations formed under ANCSA now provide stewardship of ancestral lands and support the Native people of our region.
Below are links to other ANCSA Corporations across Alaska. Please visit the ANCSA Resource Center for more information.