Applying for Class L shares

Published January 2019

Application booklets for Class L shares are available online at www.ahtna-inc.com and at either Ahtna office. Ahtna will not accept incomplete applications. Once a shareholder turns 18, it becomes their responsibility to ensure their records are up to date as parents or family members cannot request changes on their behalf.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Lineal descendant of an original Ahtna shareholder (such as child, grandchild, etc.)
  • 1/4 or more Alaska Native blood quantum
  • Be born after Dec. 18, 1971
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not be a shareholder of another ANCSA regional corporation (except by gifting or inheritance)

Required documents:

  • Class L stock application
  • Original birth certificate – an original birth certificate is the only document that will be accepted. If you do not have an original birth certificate, contact your local vital statistics office.
  • Original Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
    – For assistance regarding CIBs, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Additional documents that may be required, if applicable, can be found online.

IMPORTANT:

If you are a Class L shareholder, are of age and have received your high school diploma, GED or equivalent, please remember that Shareholder Services needs proof of graduation/completion, such as a copy of your diploma, so they can transfer your remaining shares to you. Please note that Class L applications and graduate gift requests are managed under separate programs and proof of graduation must be submitted separately to each. When first enrolled, a Class L shareholder-owner receives 30 shares of Class L stock. Upon turning 18 and receiving a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, Class L shareholder-owners receive an additional 70 shares of Class L stock, for a total of 100 shares.