2011 CCTHITA Delegates Approve Resolution Supporting Land Legislation
Sealaska is grateful for the land legislation support given by delegates attending the 76th Annual Tribal Assembly.
Sealaska is seeking finalization of land entitlement promised under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. Under ANCSA the federal government was mandated to convey 375,000 acres to Sealaska. To date only 290,000 acres have been conveyed to the corporation. Sealaska seeks the remaining acreage, approximately 85,000 acres through the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act, S.730/H.R.1408.
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) delegates approved a resolution submitted by the Klawock Tlingit and Haida Community Council. In part the resolution states Sealaska Corporation is the single largest private employer in Southeast, providing anywhere from 600 to 800+ part-time and full-time jobs annually, and contributing as much as $90 million annually to the Southeast economy through its logging contracts, road building activities and other timber related activities.
Sealaska is seeing growing support for the land legislation and asks you to join those who have already provided support.
To sign a letter of support go here To view the list of supporters go here To view the resolution go here