On December 18, 1971, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was signed into law. ANCSA is the largest land settlement in United States history between aboriginal people and the federal government which created 12 regional Native corporations in Alaska, along with 229 village/urban corporations.
On February 9, 1973, two years after the passage of ANCSA, Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) was incorporated by Frances C. Longley, Myrtle Johnson, Jerome Trigg, Robert K. Joe, Sr., and Charles W. Fagerstrom. Today, celebrating our 50th year, we are reminded of the shared history of our people and corporation and the wisdom and guidance of those before us. We also recognize the hard work and dedication of each person: present and past board members, staff, shareholders, and descendants who have helped us become the corporation we are today.
As we look back on our past accomplishments, we are also excited about the future – using our traditional values to guide our business decisions and leadership with the goal to benefit our shareholders, protect our land and its resources, and support our culture for the next 50 years.