Alaska's Landless Tlingits and Haidas

The Landless communities of Seet Kah (Petersburg), Kaachxana -aakw (Wrangell), Deishu (Haines), Teinaa Geey (Tenakee Springs), and Kichxaan (Ketchikan).

List of unrecognized tribes in the United States from Wikipedia - In References #12 : # Jesse Cooday. "http://cooday8.tripod.com/landless-tlingits.htm". Retrieved 2007-08-29.

SitNews - Opinion/Letter: The Theft of Taan ta Kwaan Lands in Ketchikan By Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr. (May9, 2009)

Excerpt from "The Theft of Taan ta Kwaan Lands in Ketchikan" ...

"Illegal taxation and theft of Taan ta Kwaan properties by the City Fathers in the early 1900 are in the downtown area of Ketchikan. The City Fathers even went so far as sending a prominent Tongass Native leader to prison because his refused to sell his properties; they had no trials or charges to imprison him in an Oregon prison, but he later died in an insane asylum in Salem, Oregon. There were four other Taan ta Kwaan leaders that would not sell their properties and were imprisoned with no trials or charges. They also died in an insane asylum in Salem. " By Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr.

Tlingit Fish Traps Provide Valuable Look at Native Culture - posted on soc.culture.native - Posted on behalf of the landless Tlingits of Alaska by Ben Chitty, NY... VVAW (ab...@cunyvm.cuny.edu - First Posting for Landless Tlingit Communitys on NewsGroup, Sept 19, 1996. On Oct 20th, 1996 we launched the The Tlingit National Anthem, Alaska Natives and Native Americans online site)

Early records of posting for landless Tlingit Communities on Newsgroups - 1996 -2003

 

 

Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp resolution supporting the landless communities of Seet Kah (Petersburg), Kaachxana -aakw (Wrangell), Deishu (Haines), Teinaa Geey (Tenakee Springs), and Kichxaan (Ketchikan). Download (PDF)

Mr Smith E-Mails Washington: Constituents On Line - By Christopher Scope, Congressional Quarterly Weekly Reporter.

Excerpt from "Mr Smith E-Mails Washington: Constituents On Line" -

"The Internet is becoming an essential grass-roots tool for   outreach and for keeping the interested informed.Jesse Cooday, a Native American of the Tlingit Nation, said the Internet is injecting new life into his peoples' long time cause-reclaiming some of their native southeast Alaska lands."  Christopher Scope, Congressional Quarterly.  CQ   NOVEMBER 29, 1997 --2940-2941

More Landless Info -

In 1994, in a Congressionally Study of the landless issue: A Department of the Interior official states that because Petersburg, Wrangell, Haines,Tenakee Springs, and Ketchikan were excluded from ANCSA land grants back in 1971, they were not eligible unless Congress ameds the Alaska Native Lands Settlement Act and corrects the omission.

We were left out of the Alaska Land Claims Settlement Act 34 years ago.  With the New Generations born after the original Alaska Land claims settlement 34 years ago, This now affects one-third of our Tlingit & Haida Nation today. We are seeking our Historical, Burial and Subsistence lands.

 In 1995 Haa tl'atgi (The first Landless Tlingit Internet Support Group).  was formed to bring our story to the Internet community.  We started out by posting to various newsgroups, environmental,  media, and political forums.   On Oct 20th, 1996 we launched the Tlingit National Anthem, Alaska Natives and Native Americans Online

 

 

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