Huna Totem Corporation was formed under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) enacted by Congress on December 18, 1971.

ANCSA paved the way for the formation of 12 Alaska Native regional corporations and approximately 200 village corporations spread throughout 12 regions in Alaska.

Huna Totem Corporation was incorporated on November 9, 1973. Under ANCSA, Huna Totem Corporation received a cash distribution in addition to 23,042.85 acres of land. The final transfer of land occurred in July 2013.

Since its incorporation, Huna Totem Corporation has become one of the most successful village corporations in Alaska.  Through strong leadership, a mindful board, and supportive shareholders, Huna Totem Corporation has made great strides in both protecting shareholder land in perpetuity and becoming a sustainable corporation for future generations.

Huna Totem Corporation is currently owned by almost 1,600 shareholders whose aboriginal ties are to the Village of Hoonah in Southeast Alaska.