ERIC Number: ED164231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Policy Review Commission Special Joint Task Force Report on Alaskan Native Issues.
Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.
Impact of the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) on Alaskan Natives, particularly at village levels, is the focus of a joint task force report on Alaskan Native issues. Prepared for the American Indian Policy Review Commission, the report is the work of representatives from task forces on tribal government, federal, state, and tribal jurisdiction, and reservation development and resource protection. Report findings include: Department of Interior has not been sufficiently effective in implementing ANCSA; long-term ability of native corporations for economic success is undercut by delay in land transfers and impact of inflation; Natives' long-term ability to control their land and corporation will be undercut by 1991 removal of exemption against taxation and against alienability of Native-held ANCSA corporation stock; Native village status is complicated by application of concepts with little relevance to Alaska. Recommendations deal with completion of interim conveyances by 1981; repeal of the ANCSA easement provision; amending ANCSA so that 20-year taxation exemption runs from conveyance of fee simple title to all ANCSA lands and so that all undeveloped lands remain permanently tax exempt; establishment of Special Congressional Commission to determine if ANCSA assures viability of Alaska Native communities; amendment of PL 638 as regards self-determination grants in Alaska. (RS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Responsibility, Economics, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Land Settlement, Land Use, Local Government, Management Systems, Natural Resources, Rural Areas, Self Determination, Taxes, Tribes, United States History
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.