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 1970s, 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.

Lands withdrawn under Sec. 17(d)(1) of ANCSA, for classification or reclassification by the Secretary of the Interior, do not preclude selection and conveyance of those lands in fulfilling Alaska Native village entitlements under Secs. 12(a) and 12(b) of ANCSA.

Fiscal Year 2024 ANCSA Conveyance Work Plan showing projects by region

 

Project Region
Cantwell Village  Ahtna
Chistochina Village Ahtna
Belkofski Village Aleut
The Aleut Corporation (Section 14(h)(1) - 18 sites) Aleut
The Aleut Corporation (Section 12(a)(1)) Aleut
St. Paul Village Aleut
St. George Village Aleut
Sand Point Village Aleut
Utqiavik Village Arctic Slope
Bering Straits Native Corporation (Section 14(h)(1) Sites) Bering Straits
Manokotak Village Bristol Bay
Koliganek Village  Bristol Bay
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Section 14(h)(1) Entitlement Closure Bristol Bay
Calista Corporation (Section 14(h)(8)) Calista
Calista Corporation (Section 14(h)(1) - 17 sites) Calista
Calista Corporation (Section 12(a)(1)) - In-Lieu) Calista
Calista Corporation (Section 14(f) @ Napaskiak) Calista
Kongiganek Village Calista
Oscarville Village Calista
Kasiguluk Village Calista
Chugach Alaska Corporation  (Section 14(h)(1) - 8 sites) Chugach
Tatitlek Village Chugach
Eklutna Village Cook Inlet
Chickaloon Village Cook Inlet
CIRI Deficiency Lands Cook Inlet
CIRI - (Fire Island former housing site) Cook Inlet
CIRI (Section 14(h)(1) - 6 Sites) Cook Inlet
Beaver Village Doyon
Circle Village Doyon
Doyon, Limited (Section 14(h)(1) - 16 sites) Doyon
Ouzinkie Village Koniag
Woody Island Village Koniag
Kotzebue Village NANA
NANA, Inc. (Section 14(h)(1) - 2 sites) NANA
NANA, Inc. (Sections 14(h)(8) and 12(c)) NANA
Sealaska Corporation (Section 14(h)(1) - 3 sites) Sealaska
Sealaska Corporation (Section 14(h)(8)) Sealaska

 

 

Acres Conveyed: 44,247,071 acres (96.8%)

ANCSA Entitlement Pie chart showing 36.3 million acres patented, 2.5 million acres conveyed under other charges, 5.5 million acres Interim Conveyed, 1.5 million acres remaining entitlement
ANCSA Remaining Entitlement by Village, January 10, 2024

Villages

Remaining Entitlement (acres)

 Interim Conveyed (acres)

Akiachak-Calista 985.00 1,471.50
Akiak 760.85 8,019.25
Alakanuk 11,871.61 2,531.32
Aleknagik - Bristol Bay 2,490.06 17,100.67
Atmautluak 243.09 -
Beaver - Doyon 5,990.54 65,674.34
Belkofski -  Aleut 843.69 957.92
Bethel 8,101.73 34,209.34
Birch Creek   19,919.60
Cantwell - Ahtna 30,908.08 45,596.40
Chalkyitsik 10,411.40 79,025.98
Chenega - Chugach 289.41 54,308.73
Chevak 5,514.77 -  
Chickaloon 12a - Cook Inlet 34,859.21 15,706.09
Chignik 899.85 6,107.50
Chignik Lagoon 2,368.59 6,107.50
Chignik Lake 961.98 6,107.50
Chistochina 9,056.37 55,059.90
Chitina 13,458.18 96,623.29
Chuloonawik 2,008.90 -
Circle 1,759.84 813.14
Copper Center 11,140.41 19,475.08
Dillingham 10,197.08 49,724.10
Dot Lake - 12a 641.59 66,877.11
Eek 595.05 2,588.08
Eklutna 10,743.67 26,165.78
English Bay 146.19 1.40
Eyak 6,554.38 84,711.16
Gakona 15,279.91 63,472.30
Grayling - 12a 2,749.43 -
Gulkana 16,845.91 60,935.27
Healy Lake - 12a 36.66 42,606.27
Iliamna  12a 494.61 -
Inalik - Bering Straits 253.66 -
Kaktovik - 12a - Arctic Slope 2,235.92 27,995.84
Kasigluk 3,644.09 1,484.73
King Cove 19,106.28 -
Knik  12a 160.00 39.00
Kokhanok 944.42 27,966.02
Koliganek 1,891.13 1,039.35
Kongiganek 2,641.51 1,552.63
Kotzebue - 12a - NANA 2,762.43 165,087.24
Kwethluk 1,808.35  40.00
Kwigillingok 1,596.40 123,203.42
Larsen Bay - 12a - Koniag 10,060.40 62,856.05
Manley Hot Springs - 12a 534.94 -
Manokotak 2,531.15 -
Mentasta Lake 8,946.84 61,673.16
Minto - 12a 7,492.01 33,657.63
Naknek 14,885.31 28,001.19
Napaimute 12a 775.99 -
Napakiak 122.82 6,382.38
Nelson Lagoon 1,287.15 27,071.22
Nenana - 12a 1,438.02 4,869.45
Newtok 6,802.78 79,016.06
Nightmute 1,428.96 -
Ninilchik 12a 1,063.92 -
Nome 1,432.02 1,017.61
Nondalton 795.10 22,599.18
Northway - 12a 221.55 24,229.35
Nuiqsut 1,952.94 -
Nunapitchuk 3,216.25 8,390.91
Oscarville 657.16     -  
Ouzinkie 90.90 2,320.96
Platinum 1,229.96 -
Point Hope - 12a 368.81 23,170.91
Point Lay - 12a 1,916.89 5,239.36
Port Graham 411.56 3,859.65
Portage Creek 4,798.58 8,613.82
Rampart - 12a 725.12 -
Russian Mission 525.33 16,823.86
Sand Point 3,667.83 20,074.35
Saxman - Sealaska 278.15 7,072.80
Seldovia 12a 4.28 10,120.37
Shaktoolik 913.36 32,520.59
Sleetmute 12a 2,195.16 -
South Naknek 6,038.56 16,721.87
St Paul 14,945.04 92,328.37
Stevens Village 406.34 -
Tanacross - 12a 3,115.95 87,870.88
Tanana - 12a 799.81 11,096.47
Tatitlek 8,603.90 2,189.24
Tazlina 17,389.60 5,457.39
Tuluksak 735.33 565.73
Tuntutuliak 7,007.09 34,703.42
Tununak 6,901.02 -
Umkumiute 450.00 -
Unalakleet - 12a 602.24 744.98
Unalaska 785.70 17,791.68
TOTAL 406,801.16 2,162,447.39
ANCSA Remaining Entitlement by Region, January 10, 2024
 
Regions Remaining Entitlement (acres)  Interim Conveyed (acres)
Ahtna 12C 48,519.23 87,585.60
Ahtna 12B 37,126.38 -
Ahtna 14h8 1,862.89 21,094.65
Aleut 14h8 1,268.08 -
Aleut in lieu subsurface 12,652.35 57,359.81
ASRC  12C 53,979.65 85,153.35
ASRC in lieu subsurface 20,000.00 251,652.69
BSNC 14h8 22,311.27 14,127.36
BBNC 14h8 2,112.47 -
Calista 14h8 9,124.63 38,518.61
Calista in lieu subsurface 130,469.50 391,043.41
Chugach 12C 8,152.41 77,307.98
Chugach 14h8 1,643.16 14,669.99
CIRI 12C 74,982.86 703,378.77
CIRI 14h8 2,943.00 -
CIRI in lieu subsurface 18,702.45 -
Doyon 12C 202,042.00 1,477,693.68
Doyon 14h6   15.00
Doyon 14h8 117,650.66 61,631.00
Doyon in lieu surface 9,958.97  
Koniag in lieu subsurface 51,347.47 20,273.00
NANA 12C 12,188.45 -
NANA 14h8 31,114.37 -
TOTAL 870,152.24 2,620,149.36
ANCSA Remaining Entitlement by Group, January 10, 2024
Groups Remaining Entitlement (acres) Interim Conveyed (acres)
Nagamut - Calista 6,080.00 -
Canyon Village - Doyon 4,160.00 -