In 1971, Congress enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The act resolved the long-standing conflict over aboriginal land claims in Alaska. The act created 12 regional corporations and more than 200 village corporations. A 13th regional corporation was formed outside of Alaska. The settlement involved both land (45 million acres) and cash compensation ($962 million).
Huna Totem Corporation (HTC) was formed in 1973 and was entitled to 20,040 acres of land under ANCSA. The first land conveyance made from the Bureau of Land Management to HTC occurred in 1979.
On July 31, 2013, Russell Dick, Chairman, Ozzie Sheakley, Secretary, and Larry Gaffaney, Chief Executive Officer and President of HTC, met in Anchorage at the Bureau of Land Management for the signing ceremony of the final land conveyance of 2.85 acres, a grand total of 23,042.85 acres, thereby fulfilling the corporation’s Sec. 16(b) land entitlement under ANCSA.
After overcoming many challenges, Huna Totem Corporation’s entitlement under ANCSA has finally been met
Land Use Policy
Huna Totem Corporation HTC Land is open for personal use by shareholders. However:
All activities should be conducted in a clean and safe manner.
No buildings, structures, or improvements can be made without authorization by the HTC office.
No trees, timber, or live vegetation shall be cut, damaged or removed.
Leaving a limited footprint on the land will ensure that the land is there for the next generation to enjoy.
Non-shareholders are not permitted to enter or hunt on HTC land without written permission by the HTC office.
Any commercial activity on HTC land requires a land use permit approved and issued by the HTC office. Questions in regards to commercial activity on HTC land should be directed to Amber Henderson, Shareholder Relations Manager.
Pre-commercial thinning improves the health and growth of young forests, creating important habitat benefits, including providing forage for deer. Siviculture programs on our land, like these, are consistent with one of HTC’s Guiding Principle: Maintain our land in perpetuity and Perpetuate our culture and land through prudent stewardship.
Looking to save for your children’s education?
Huna Totem Shareholders may choose to have a percentage or their entire annual dividend and Shareholder Settlement Trust distributions automatically deposited into their children’s college savings plan.
Anthony Lindoff, an HTC Board Member and shareholder, has opted to have his distributions deposited into his children’s UA College Savings accounts. We hope more shareholders follow his lead, if not through HTC or the UA College Savings Plan, then through their own means, to invest in the next generation’s future. Print the college savings plan option form and the UA New Account Agreement.
Our Vision and Mission
We envision a future where the economic and cultural achievements of the Xúna Kaawu are recognized as the standard of excellence in the advancement of Native People.
To advance the economic aspirations and culture of the Xúna Kaawu through business excellence, sustainable economic growth, leadership, and education.
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