Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Conveyances

ANCSA was enacted in 1971 to settle aboriginal land title claims with Alaska Natives. Part of ANCSA  provides for each specific regional or village corporation to select federal lands within their legally defined regions to be conveyed to them.  The selection process was completed in the early 70s, and the BLM is currently working through some of the more complicated conveyances and patents.

Additionally, under Section 14(h)(1), Alaska Native regional corporations were allowed to submit applications to obtain title to lands across the state containing Native historical places and cemetery sites.

Fiscal Year 2022 ANCSA Conveyance Work Plan
Project Region
Nuiqsut Village Closure Arctic Slope
Tazlina Village Section 12(a)(b) Closure  Ahtna
Cantwell Section 12(a) Conveyance  Ahtna
Bristal Bay Native Corporation Section 14(h)(8) Confirmatory Patent  Bristol Bay
Calista Corporation Section 14(h)(1) Patents (x100 site selections)  Calista
Chugach Alaska Corporation Section 14(h)(1) Patents x30 site selections)  Chugach
Aleut, Incorporated Section 14(h)(1) Patents (x20 site selections)  Aleut
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Section 14(h)(1) Patents  Bristol Bay
Yakutat Village Closure Sealaska
Saxman Village Closure Sealaska
Sealaska Corporation Section 14(h)(1) (surveying priorities)  Sealaska