Ahtna, Inc. and State of Alaska Reach Agreement on Klutina Lake and Historic Gulkana Village Site

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 July 17, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Proposed settlement terms balance public access and private ownership rights Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna) and the State of Alaska announced today that they have reached agreement on a  proposed settlement regarding lands along Klutina Lake Road and near the Historic Gulkana Village off the Richardson Highway…. Read more »

Ahtna, Inc. and State of Alaska Klutina Lake Settlement

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Proposed Klutina Lake settlement terms preserve public access Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna) and the State of Alaska are currently involved in productive settlement negotiations that involve lands in the Klutina Lake area off the Richardson Highway. This settlement would resolve a longstanding legal dispute that dates back to 2009. No party has agreed… Read more »

Ahtna, Inc. Announces Conclusion of Tolsona No. 1 Field Operations and Successful Demobilization

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Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. announced today that it has concluded operations on the Tolsona No. 1 gas exploration well after completion of the initial flow testing. All personnel, equipment and materials have been successfully demobilized from the drilling site, the well has been suspended and all that remains is the well head. The well… Read more »

Governor Walker Forms Working Group to Resolve a Decades Long Battle and Right a Wrong in Gulkana

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The State of Alaska, Ahtna, Inc. and Gulkana Village Council work to return villagers’ sacred burial grounds  Glennallen, Alaska – Representatives from Governor Bill Walker’s administration are meeting with Ahtna, Inc. and the Gulkana Village Council to explore a path forward to return the villagers’ sacred lands that are currently in state possession.  The working… Read more »

Ahtna’s Tolsona Gas Exploration Well Reaches Drilling Milestone

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Drilling phase complete with well testing to begin later this month Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tolsona Oil & Gas Exploration LLC, successfully completed the drilling of gas exploration well Tolsona No. 1 on December 5, 2016. The drilling rig has been released and demobilization will take… Read more »

Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission and U.S. Department of the Interior Sign First Cooperative Management Agreement Under New Secretarial Order

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Agreement provides for a greater tribal role in managing subsistence wildlife resources Glennallen, Alaska – U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Michael Connor signed a historical agreement today to create a cooperative management demonstration project with the Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AITRC). The agreement formalizes the subsistence wildlife management partnership between the DOI… Read more »

Commercial Firewood Moratorium

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Recently members of the Ahtna Successor Village Organizations voted to place a moratorium on all Commercial Firewood harvesting on former Ahtna Village Corporation lands. Shareholder Personal Use Firewood is still allowed under the following pre-approved conditions. Shareholders who harvest Personal Use firewood from former Village Corporation land are required to be an original Village Corporation… Read more »

Historic Announcement Requires Inclusion of Tribes in Management of Lands and Resources

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  Glennallen, Alaska – U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Jewell made a historic announcement at her presentation at the 50th Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. She announced the release of Secretarial Order No. 3342 requiring the Interior Department’s agencies to, where… Read more »