Ahtna, Incorporated is one of 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations established by Congress under terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. Headquartered in Glennallen, Alaska, Ahtna, Inc. is owned by more than 1,900 shareholders, the majority of whom are of Ahtna Athabascan descent, with many still residing in the Ahtna region, the traditional homeland of the Ahtna people.
Ahtna, Inc. owns in fee title approximately 1,528,000 acres of land conveyed in December 1998 from an entitlement of 1,770,000 acres. Much of this land is located in the Ahtna region, which is roughly the size of the state of Ohio and is located in the Alaskan south-central interior. The Ahtna region encompasses the Copper River Basin and the Wrangell Mountains and is bordered by the Mentasta and Nutzotin Mountains to the northeast, the Alaska Range to the north, the Talkeetna Mountains to the west, and the Chugach Mountains to the south.
Seven of the eight Native Villages within the Ahtna Region are merged with Ahtna, Inc., and all eight are Federally Recognized Tribes. A thirteen-member board made up exclusively of Ahtna shareholders directs corporate operations. The President of Ahtna, Inc. is Michelle Anderson.
The Ahtna family of companies includes thirteen operating subsidiaries; twelve of which are managed by Ahtna Netiye’, Inc., the business holding company for Ahtna, Inc. Ahtna Netiye’ is based in Anchorage, Alaska, and is headed by Interim CEO Michelle Anderson and a six-member board.
Ahtna subsidiaries are involved in a myriad of activities, including civil and vertical construction, environmental remediation, facilities management and support services, food service contractors, forestry and gravel sales, government contracting, healthcare and medical records services, janitorial services, oil and gas pipelines maintenance and construction, staff augmentation, surveying, and training range operations.
As an Alaska Native and shareholder-owned corporation, Ahtna, Inc. remains committed to its vision and mission statements, with a goal of preserving, strengthening, and enhancing a cultural identity that has existed for thousands of years. Ahtna’s efforts are aimed at providing a broad range of opportunities for shareholders, continued business growth and diversification, as well as effective management of all Ahtna resources.
Ahtna, Incorporated News & Updates
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Annual Meeting Positions are Now Open! Positions are available only to Ahtna shareholders, shareholder descendants, and shareholder spouses. If interested, please apply! posted 5-7-2015
In order to assist Ahtna shareholders who are seeking employment and training opportunities, Ahtna provides a Shareholder Talent Bank that contains information on a shareholder's education, work history, skill sets, and abilities. This information allows us to match up shareholders with opportunities at Ahtna and elsewhere. We ask that shareholders update their Talent Bank profiles on a regular basis so that their most current information is readily available.
Ahtna lands are private lands and are open to entry by permit only. A permit fee is required for public and commercial activities, although some activities may not be allowed on certain tracts of land. Use of Ahtna lands without a permit is considered trespass.
*If you have recently purchased a land use permit, please take a moment to complete our customer survey: Ahtna Land Permit Survey
*Congratulations to Justin Fulkerson, winner of the 2014 Ahtna, Inc. Permit Survey Drawings, and to Wilbur Joe and Brenda Tyone, winners of the 2014 Ahtna Lands Flyover*
The Walter Charley Memorial Scholarship, named after the late Walter Charley, is administered by the Ahtna Heritage Foundation and funds Ahtna shareholders who are either full-time or part-time college students. The majority of the funding for the scholarship is generously provided by Ahtna, Inc.
Full-time students are eligible for $2,000 per Fall and Spring Semester, while part-time students are eligible for $1,000 per Fall and Spring Semester.
Ahtna, Inc., in conjunction with Chitina Native Corporation and the 8 federally recognized tribes of the Ahtna region, is proposing a Federal-State-Tribal co-management structure that will help maintain the Ahtna people's customary and traditional hunting practices on Ahtna lands.
The goal of the co-management structure is to unify wildlife management throughout Ahtna's traditional territory and improve the current dual federal-state subsistence wildlife management system, which has proven to be ineffective, by replacing it with Ahtna's proposed co-management structure.
The two videos below detail the struggles of the Ahtna people to maintain their customary & traditional rights under the current system while also presenting a solution that will benefit all.
Ahtna Voice of the Elders,A Perspective on the History of the Ahtna People’s Customary & Traditional Practices and the Need for Wildlife Co-Management:
Details of Ahtna's Tribal Wildlife Co-Management Legislative Proposal: