Reflections on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act with Emil Notti
Wednesday, November 20th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Lecture Hall at The Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, Alaska
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 provided by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Sacred Grounds Café will be served in the atrium prior to the presentation.
This program is co-sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Goldbelt, Inc., and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.