Ahtna, Inc. Releases Regional Map App

The Ahtna Land department has developed a mapping app to help locals and visitors to the region determine who owns the land they are exploring. The app clearly shows property boundaries and public and private land ownership in the Region. Your mobile device’s GPS interacts with the map to give you real-time location-based intelligence. An Ahtna Land Use Permit is required for activities on Ahtna lands and the app can help you plan accordingly.  Visit www.ahtna-inc.com/land-permits for details on purchasing an Ahtna Land Use permit. Using the app you can search for locations, view the land ownership legend, measure distances ...
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A Message From Ahtna, Inc. Regarding the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC)

Published June 26, 2019 The Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) in Los Fresnos, TX has been in the news lately in connection with the ongoing national discussion regarding U.S. immigration policies. Ahtna Support and Training Services (AhtnaSTS)[1] has a contract to provide detention center services at PIDC, and a story by The Daily Beast contained several inaccuracies and misrepresentations about our management of this facility. We wanted to take a moment to clarify a few key facts – and address how the core values of our corporation with regard to respect, safety, quality and integrity guide every aspect of the ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Mourns Passing of Board Member Franklin John

Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. and the Ahtna people are mourning the loss of beloved Board Member Franklin John. Franklin passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by family in Anchorage, AK. He was the son of subsistence rights advocate Katie John and often spoke of the influence she had on him.  She was the one who taught him the old ways of living off the land that he enjoyed sharing with others. “Franklin was a friend and a colleague, and we are forever grateful for his leadership as a member of the Ahtna Board. He loved his people and ...
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Ahtna Netiye’ Announces New Vice President of Business Development, Eric McLaurin

Anchorage, Alaska – Ahtna Netiye’, LLC is pleased to announce that Eric McLaurin has joined the Ahtna team as the new vice president of business development. Eric will be responsible for identifying strategic business opportunities and fostering strong industry relationships. Eric has a military background and brings over 28 years of Federal business development experience across engineering, construction, base operations and support, facility management, environmental, disaster recovery and information technology programs. He has directed business units of varying sizes with staff located throughout the U.S. and at international sites. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Urges Support of Senate Bill 78 Establishing May 31 as Katie John Day

A bill for an act establishing May 31 as Katie John Day: Katie John Day is established on May 31 of each year to honor Ahtna Athabascan elder Katie John for her mentoring and advocacy in defense of Alaska Native customary and traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering rights. Katie John Day may be observed by suitable observances and exercises by civic groups and the public. You Can Help by Testifying: The hearing on SB 78 in the Senate State Affairs Committee will be open to public testimony. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm this Thursday, April 4th ...
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Ahtna People Mourn the Loss of Ahtna, Inc.’s First President and Beloved Elder Robert Marshall

Glennallen, Alaska – The Ahtna people are mourning the loss of beloved Elder, leader and first president of Ahtna, Incorporated - Mr. Robert Marshall. Mr. Marshall passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Tazlina, Alaska. A well-known and respected Ahtna leader, Mr. Marshall served his people in various capacities throughout his life and was instrumental in the formation of Ahtna, Inc. and the Copper River Native Association (CRNA). To honor his contributions through the years, CRNA’s new building is named the Robert Marshall Building. Even his traditional name 'Kensal canan', which means "Leader Man comes back with a boat," highlights ...
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Ahtna Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Sturgeon Decision

March 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna is pleased by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Katie John line of cases as part of the Sturgeon ruling. The Katie John decision has stood as one of the few protections of Alaska Native traditional hunting and fishing rights and today’s ruling helps defend how our people live and use the land and waters near our communities. This is a paramount issue for Ahtna and we are honored that the Court cited our amicus brief in protecting the Katie John decision. Protecting our right to use our ...
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Anchorage Earthquake UPDATE #2: Ahtna Anchorage Office to Reopen on Tuesday, December 4

The Ahtna Anchorage office will resume normal business and reopen Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Ahtna staff should check their email for more details and the status of roadways along their route before traveling (www.dot.alaska.gov/earthquake2018). The safety of our employees and those we work with is our top priority and if staff feels it is still unsafe to return to work they should talk with their supervisor about alternate arrangements. Anchorage Police Department Emergency Updates: http://nixle.us/AKZZG ...
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Anchorage Earthquake UPDATE: Ahtna Anchorage Office Closed to the Public on Monday, December 3

The Ahtna Anchorage office will remain closed to the public on Monday, December 3. Ahtna staff should communicate with their supervisor for further direction and check their Ahtna email for more details. With the road closures, detours and heavy snowfall expected limited travel is advised. Our thoughts are with everyone that has been impacted and we are touched to see the community come together to help recover from this emergency. Anchorage Police Department Emergency Updates:http://nixle.us/AKZZG ...
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Governor Walker Signs Historic Agreement to Return Sacred Burial Sites to Ahtna

Governor Walker Signs Historic Agreement to Return Sacred Burial Sites to Ahtna Governor's Office Press Release December 1, 2018 No. 18-142 ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker and Gulkana Village Council today formally agreed to a process whereby the State of Alaska will re-convey land that had been developed 75 years ago without permission of the Ahtna people. In 1943, the Alaska Road Commission built a bridge across the Gulkana River, dividing the village of Gulkana and making uninhabitable portions of land the Ahtna had occupied for centuries. The bridge was built within feet of the village cemetery. In the last 75 years, ...
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