When ANCSA was enacted in 1971, five Southeast Alaska communities—Haines, Tenakee Springs, Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan—were excluded from corporation status and therefore were not granted title to any lands, including traditionally inhabited lands. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Don Young have both introduced legislation in the U.S. Congress that calls for recognition of landless communities under ANCSA.
The Sealaska Board of Directors strongly supports the landless communities and Sealaska has contributed approximately $1 million in financial support, technical and legal assistance, backing efforts to gain ANCSA corporate status for Haines, Tenakee, Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan. Sealaska has been working with the landless coalition since 1998 and continues to push Congress to amend ANCSA in this regard. The landless communities have created an organized coalition to develop a unified goal and strategy, the Southeast Alaska Landless Corporation.
Haines Georgianna Hotch P.O. Box 857 Haines, AK 99827 907.766.3903
Sue Folletti PO Box 243 Haines, AK 99827 907.766.3230
Ketchikan Joe Reeves 10563 Collins Court PO Box 8034 Ketchikan, Ak99901 (907) 220-3649 Home (907) 617-8850 Cell
Bonnie Newman P.O. Box 9162 Ketchikan, AK 99901 907.247.7189
Petersburg Brenda Louise 206 S Dickens St Petersburg, AK 99833 Phone: (907) 772-2615
Tenakee Springs Al Hill P.O. Box 395 Hoonah, AK 99829 907.945.3645
Tom Paddock P.O. Box 21342 Juneau, AK 99802 907.586.2790
Wrangell Myrna Torgramsen P.O. Box 348 Wrangell, AK 99929 907.305.0209
Melville "Bucky" Bjorge P.O. Box 756 Wrangell, AK 99929 907.874.4166