Start Date

19-5-2021 1:20 PM

End Date

19-5-2021 2:35 PM

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History

Subjects

United States. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska Natives -- Claims, Alaska Natives -- Land tenure, Alaska Natives -- Legal status laws etc., Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Alaska -- History

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Alaska Natives have been living on the land that is now known as Alaska since time immemorial. Although that is the case, legally that does not give them immediate rights to the land in the colonial world. The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANSCA) was put in place to resolve the aboriginal land claims that were ignored when Alaska became a state in 1959. This forced Alaskan Natives to come together and make an agreement with the United States government. In the end, ANCSA made it possible to exploit the land for natural resources, which greatly impacted and continues to impact the Indigenous communities. The real question lies in whether or not ANCSA was just another form of assimilation for Indigenous Peoples in the United States.

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May 19th, 1:20 PM May 19th, 2:35 PM

Session 1: Panel 1: Presenter 3 (Paper) -- The Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act: The Impact on Alaskan Natives

Alaska Natives have been living on the land that is now known as Alaska since time immemorial. Although that is the case, legally that does not give them immediate rights to the land in the colonial world. The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANSCA) was put in place to resolve the aboriginal land claims that were ignored when Alaska became a state in 1959. This forced Alaskan Natives to come together and make an agreement with the United States government. In the end, ANCSA made it possible to exploit the land for natural resources, which greatly impacted and continues to impact the Indigenous communities. The real question lies in whether or not ANCSA was just another form of assimilation for Indigenous Peoples in the United States.