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ANCSA (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) Information

ANCSA corporations may incorporate under AS 10.06 and be on record with the Corporations Section of this Division. To locate entities on record go to: Search Corporations Database

The Alaska Corporations Code (AS 10.06) addresses a wide range of topics from formation of the corporation through dissolution, including annual meetings (AS 10.06.405), proxies (AS 10.06.418), voting of shares (AS 10.06.420), access to records (AS 10.06.430) and many other areas. In addition, AS 10.06.960-961 provide information specific to ANCSA corporations. For more information go to: Corporations Statutes and Regulations

NOTE: The Corporations Section of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing is mainly a filing agency. This means, IF an entity provides their filings complete and compliant according to statutes (AS 10.06) and regulations (3 AAC 16) THEN the Corporations Section may file it for record.

IMPORTANT: AS 10.06 does not give the Corporations Section of this Division the jurisdictional authority to adjudicate over issues or concerns regarding an entity’s internal operations. The authority to adjudicate over these issues rests with the Alaska Court System which may, as a result of a court case, issue a court order for whatever action the court deems appropriate.

Shareholders seeking to resolve issues with their ANCSA corporation are encouraged to:

  • review their statutory shareholder rights under AS 10.06;
  • contact their ANCSA corporation directly (tip: submit your request in writing and reference the specific statute for the right you are seeking to exercise);
  • seek legal counsel; and/or
  • exercise your shareholders rights through the Alaska Court System

For anyone with concerns or issues with an entity or ANCSA corporation we encourage you to seek legal counsel.

ANCSA Frequently Asked Questions

1.   Who are the Federal recognized Native entities within the State of Alaska? 2.   Who are the Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Communities? 3.   Who are the thirteen (13) ANCSA corporations? 4.   Are there resources for ANCSA planning and land management? 5.   What is my role as an ANCSA shareholder? 6.   If I am a candidate for an upcoming ANCSA corporation board of directors’ election, do I need to file anything with the Division of Banking and Securities? 7.   If I am a candidate for an upcoming ANCSA corporation board of directors; election, do I need to file anything with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing? 8.   What are the Alaska Corporation Code statutes (AS 10.06) pertaining to shareholders and directors? 9.   Can I get copies of my ANCSA corporations’ books and records of account, board minutes and shareholders mailing lists? 10.   Can the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing help me if my ANSCA Corporation is not providing me with books and records of account, board minutes and shareholders mailing lists, or other information I feel I am entitled to as a shareholder? 11.   Can the Division of Banking and Securities help me if my ANSCA Corporation is not providing me with books and records of account, board minutes and shareholders mailing lists, or other information I feel I am entitled to as a shareholder? 12.   Can I get copies of documents filed for record with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing? 13.   Can I get copies of ANCSA proxy solicitations and annual reports filed with the Division of Banking and Securities? 14.   Where can I get copies of the ANCSA corporations’ bylaws? 15.   Where can I file a complaint against an ANSCA corporation?

This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.


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