Reflections on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act with Dr. Emil Notti

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Event Summary

    Dr. Emil Notti was the first Alaska Federation of Natives president who cast the tie-breaking vote to allow the Sealaska region into Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), the 1971 legislation that authorized Alaska Natives to select and receive title to 44 million acres of public land in Alaska, receive $962 million as settlement of indigenous land claims, and establish village and regional Native corporations. Without his vote, Southeast Alaska would have a different political and economic landscape. Born in Koyukon, Notti is a graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe high school, holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and electrical engineering from Northrop University and honorary doctorate degrees from Alaska Methodist University (Alaska Pacific University) and University of Alaska Anchorage, is a U.S. Navy veteran, and served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Light refreshments will be provided by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Sacred Grounds Café. This program is co-sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Goldbelt, Inc., the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum, and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

    Price: Free


    Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum
    395 Whittier St
    Juneau, AK

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