The Ahtna people’s customary and traditional (C&T) way of life remains the cornerstone of everything that our Corporation does. For us, C&T doesn’t just refer to cultural activities like hunting, fishing, trapping and the like; it’s actually the successful continuation of a lifestyle that has existed for thousands of years – a lifestyle that is the foundation of our Corporation’s culture, values and vision.
Although the Ahtna Region is highway-accessible and fairly modernized, our people still practice a C&T lifestyle whenever possible. Our region’s abundance of fish and game and its proximity to major urban centers make it a popular location for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities, so maintaining our lifestyle can be challenging. As a result of this constant influx of outside parties, our people now have to compete more and more for the resources (game, fish and plant life) located on traditional Ahtna lands.
These resources and the cultural practices surrounding them play a significant role in maintaining our C&T way of life and, because of this, we are constantly seeking ways to continue or further that way of life through cultural education programs aimed at future generations of Ahtna; partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; consultation with our region’s tribes, villages and local organizations; and continuous dialogue with our most important constituents – our Elders and shareholders.
C&T News Bulletin
2018/2019 CSH Tier II Moose hunt: Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation
If you signed by December 15, 2017, for the 2018-2019 CSH Tier II Moose hunt, you should have received a 2018-2019 Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application) in the mail by now.
The deadline to fill out a 2018 CSH Any Bull Moose Allocation (application) is April 23, 2018.
2018 CSH Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (applications) cannot be copied.
ADFG’s computer will not scan duplicate copies of 2018-2019 Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application).
Please call Ahtna, Inc. Office in Glennallen to receive a hard copy of the 2018 CSH Any Bull Moose Locking-Tag Allocation (application) in the mail.
2018 CSH Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application) can only filled out using a black ink pen.
Unit 13 CSH Nelchina Caribou hunting season closed on March 31st.
Caribou CSH permit must be mailed to the ADF&G office in Glennallen within 5 days (if successful) or 15 days (if unsuccessful) in harvesting a caribou, after the close of the caribou season.
The Community Subsistence Harvest Application Period has been Extended
Due to some issues with the Community Subsistence Harvest Hunts applications, the application period for the Copper Basin CSH Caribou hunt (CC001) and the Copper Basin CSH Moose Hunt (CM300) will be extended until 5:00 p.m. (AKST) on December 22, 2017.
Caribou Hotline Update for November 30, 2017
2017-2018 Community Subsistence Hunt Hotline
IF YOU HAVE NOT MAILED IN YOUR MOOSE REPORT, PLEASE MAIL MOOSE REPORTS TO ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME OR REPORT ONLINE AT: at www.hunt.alaska.gov
Call (907) 267-2304 to get Emergency Order Information for Unit 13 CSH (CC001) Caribou Hunt
Community Subsistence Hunt:
Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou Open to either sex –
CSH Season Dates area: October 21 – March 31
Up to 300 Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou may be harvested.
Harvest for CSH Unit 13 – Nelchina Caribou as of November 30, 2017 is: 247
Please report online at www.hunt.alaska.gov or call Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game at (907) 822 -3461.
New This Year
Copper Basin CSH Moose Hunt CM300 “any-bull” locking tags will be distributed to participants using scoring criteria to determine their customary and direct dependence on the game population. Please note this change and allow additional time to complete this application.
If you wish to sign up for 2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt, the deadline date to sign up is December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
You may only sign up online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/ Click on Hunting tab, click on Subsistence under Hunting and Trapping, click on Cultural and Subsistence Harvest and follow directions.
Please contact Gloria Stickwan for the 2018-2019 COMMUNITY SUBSISTENCE HUNT NUMBERS FOR CARIBOU AND MOOSE:
-Gloria Stickwan: (907) 822-3476
2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt
If you wish to sign up online in the Ahtna Tene Nene Group for the 2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt for moose and caribou, the date to sign up begins November 1, 2017 and deadline date is December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
You may only sign up online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/ Click on Hunting tab, click on Subsistence under Hunting and Trapping, click on Cultural and Subsistence Harvest.
Please contact Gloria Stickwan or Starr Knighten for the 2018-2019 COMMUNITY SUBSISTENCE HUNT NUMBERS FOR CARIBOU AND MOOSE:
-Gloria Stickwan: (907) 822-3476
-Starr Knighten: (907) 822-8154
Community Subsistence Hunt for Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou re-opened October 21, 2017 and ends March 31, 2018.
The current reported harvest for 2016-2017 Community Subsistence Hunt for Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou is 111 cows, and 124 bulls.
Quota for CSH Caribou hunt is 300.
- Hunting on Ahtna lands is closed to non-shareholders. Shareholder affiliated persons can hunt if provided with a permit from Ahtna, which are evaluated on a case by case basis. Shareholder affiliated refers to a child or spouse of a shareholder.
- Questions or concerns about the Community Subsistence Harvest should be directed to Gloria Stickwan, C&T and Environmental Coordinator, at (907) 822-3476.
AITRC Cooperative Management Agreement
The Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AITRC), which was established by Ahtna, Inc., Chitina Native Corporation and the 8 federally recognized tribes of the Ahtna region, signed an agreement in 2016 with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy to create a cooperative management demonstration project. The agreement will help maintain the Ahtna people’s customary and traditional hunting practices on Ahtna lands. AITRC is successfully building wildlife management capacity through collaboration and cooperative management programs with state and federal agencies.You can view the press release announcing the Cooperative Management Agreement signing here.
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 Alaskans.
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: