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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 02/11/14
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 907-271-4418,    
  KJ Mushovic, 907-271-3322,    
News Release No. 14-05

BLM fulfills final Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entitlement for Qanirtuuq, Inc.

ANCHORAGE -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made an important land transfer to Qanirtuuq, Inc. today. The corporation's land entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) is now fulfilled.  Qanirtuuq, Inc. was formed under ANCSA to represent the Alaska Native village of Quinahagak.
The signing ceremony was held in Anchorage.  Qanirtuuq, Inc.’s corporate board president Pauline Matthew and manager Warren Jones accepted the village corporation final patent for 2,434.54 acres. June McAtee, Vice President for Land and Natural Resources for Calista Corporation, accepted the regional corporation’s patent for the subsurface estate.  Both land transfer documents were signed by BLM-Alaska State Director Bud C. Cribley.
Qanirtuuq, Inc. received its first conveyances under ANCSA from BLM in June, 1980.  With this patent, Qanirtuuq, Inc. received just over 130,564 acres of land surrounding the village of Quinhagak, situated on the east side of Kuskokwim Bay.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 02-11-2014