The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), enacted into law on December 18, 1971,
was intended to settle outstanding land claims and establish clear title to Alaska's land
and resources. The Act established regional and village corporations. The village corporations
received title to the surface estate in and around the village, subject to valid existing rights,
as identified in Section 11 of the Act, as amended.
Section 14(c)(3) provides that the village corporation shall convey to a municipal corporation (city),
or the state in trust, lands identified for present and future community needs. The resources
shown below are provided to assist communities with planning for, and carrying out, land conveyances
under ANCSA 14(c)(3).
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 334-0878 Fax (907)269-4563