Resolution 2018-16: Canyon Village Traditional Land Selections

WHEREAS, Congress has historically failed to recognize the Tribe of Canyon Village Gwich’in as a federally recognized tribe, and has not restored the rights and lands of the Canyon Village Gwich’in; and WHEREAS, it is beholden upon the US Congress to recognize the Canyon Village Tribal Government and their right to lands and ability to generate economic development and self-government …

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Resolution 2017-20: Canyon Village Traditional Land Selections

WHEREAS, Congress enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to recognize and settle the aboriginal claims of Alaska Natives to their traditional homelands by establishing Alaska Native corporations to receive and manage settlement lands and funds; and WHEREAS, The purpose of ANCSA was to settle the land claims of Alaska Natives and to provide them with the means to pursue economic …

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