The year 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The web sites listed below examine ANILCA from a variety of perspectives. This list is not comprehensive and only touches on issues such as subsistence; the researcher is encouraged to follow additional links contained in these web sites and use web search engines for further information.
LAW AND LEGISLATION
Created by Robert H. Hume, Jr. of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Resource Center provides links to fulltext laws, regulations, administrative actions and orders, legal cases and other publications pertaining to ANCSA. The section on ANILCA is currently under construction. This site also includes links to Native regional, village and urban corporations.
The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University offers searchable access to the United States Code, including the Table of Popular Names. The full text of ANILCA is available at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/16/ch51.text.html
The web site of the Alaska Region Office of Subsistence Management in Region 7 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contains the full text of ANILCA www.r7.fws.gov/asm/anilca/toc.html and an introduction that describes the issues leading up to the signing of this act at www.r7.fws.gov/asm/anilca/intro.html
OPINIONS AND EDITORIALS
The Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Program provides a journal article written by Steven McNabb, titled “Native Claims in Alaska: A Twenty-Year Review,” which covers ANCSA and ANILCA at www.alaskool.org/projects/ancsa/mcnabb/s_mcnabb.htm
The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management web site contains the Alaska Mineral Assessment Program page. The purpose of the program is to assess the mineral potential of public lands in Alaska as specified in Section 1010 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, PL 96-487.
The Jimmy Carter Library web site provides access to presidential documents in digital format that led up to the enactment of ANILCA. These are searchable through the National Archives ARC Basic Search at www.archives.gov/research/arc/index.html. Click on “Basic Materials Search.” Check the “Descriptions of Archival Materials linked to digital copies” box, limit the search to the Jimmy Carter Library, and search “Alaska lands.”
The Institute of the North offers an ANILCA seminar described at www.institutenorth.org/programs/alaska-commons/anilca-seminars/. The curriculum is designed to educate all stakeholders about the law in order to ensure that it is implemented correctly and fairly.