It’s time for the federal government to fulfill its promise.
On Dec. 17, 1971, President Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act into law.
ANCSA, as it was known, called for the distribution of 40 million acres to Native villages and regional corporations created by the act.
Almost 43 years since Nixon put pen to paper, many Native groups are still waiting for their land. Among them is Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.