Category Archives: Clan Based Property

Victory for the T’akdeintaan and Teeyhíttaan clans

Spokesman: ‘We proved … that we owned it’ The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGRA, Review Committee in Washington, D.C. found a Native object in the Alaska State Museum and several in the University of Pennsylvania Museum … Continue reading

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Formulating a Strategy for an Independent Tlingit Nation – Part 1 ANCSA Village Corporations

There are 3 pillars of power in Tlingit Country that can be harnessed to help establish an independent Tlingit Nation made up of independent clans and Kwaans: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Village Corporations Municipal Governments Tribe/Clan entities (Chilkat … Continue reading

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Clan/Tribe property ownership and resource management

Cross posted from AIAN Attack the System The traditional forms of commonly owned tribe and clan property have been the economic arrangements that have sustained our people for thousands of years. Recently our property and resources have been reorganized into … Continue reading

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Our way forward is to embrace our past

A speech from 1995 by Dr. Walter Soboleff stresses the importance of education, and the foundation of that education in Tlingit society: family and clan. The opening lines remind us that American public education has no place in a society … Continue reading

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