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ERIC Number: ED119933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 20
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Planning How to Use Land in Village Alaska: One of a Series of Articles on the Native Land Claims.
Weeden, Bob
As one in a series of eight articles written by different professionals concerned with Alaska Native land claims, this article focuses on the influence of change and competition in land use planning. Designed to stimulate careful political/historical assessment at an advanced secondary or adult level, this booklet presents a vocabulary list, 9 open-ended questions, and 10 questions for group discussion. Among the major issues presented in the text are: (1) elements involved in the land planning process (goal vs. limitations); (2) the need for cooperative community planning and the means by which compromise can be affected for the following land needs: private and public buildings, open space recreation, resource exploitation, scenic and historic settings, and community revenues; (3) the special environmental, governmental, and economic problems of Alaskan land use (permafrost, a poor water supply, flooding, waste disposal, and air pollution when coupled with high labor and equipment costs and governmental problems of land ownership and planning authority make Alaskan problems unique); (4) the influence of the Settlement Act on community planning (village land bases must be joined with others to maintain subsistence; Native capital needs seed money which may subvert Native control; and Native goals are divided between maintaining and selling resources). (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 1972