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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Planning and Land Management

Resources for ANCSA 14(c)(3)

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).

For more information, contact:

Diane Sam

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1650
Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 334-0878
Fax (907) 269-4563
Email: diane.sam@alaska.gov