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Ahtna General FAQ

What is Ahtna, Inc.?

Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna) is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation established by Congress under terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. Ahtna is a for-profit company.

The current president of Ahtna is Michelle Anderson, an Ahtna shareholder who was raised in the Ahtna region.

Who owns Ahtna?

Ahtna originally enrolled 1,074 shareholders immediately following the passage of ANCSA. On June 7, 2008, Ahtna shareholders voted to extend stock ownership to lineal descendants of Ahtna shareholders that met the eligibility requirements for that stock and were born after December 18, 1971. These shareholders are referred to as Class L shareholders.

There are now over 2,000 Ahtna shareholders, nearly half of whom are Class L shareholders.

Where is Ahtna headquartered?

Ahtna headquarters are located at MP 115 Richardson Highway in Glennallen, Alaska. Ahtna headquarters houses the President’s office and the Land, Shareholder Enrichment, and Shareholder Services departments.

Ahtna offices are also located in Anchorage, Alaska at 110 W 38th Avenue. The Anchorage building houses the Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Communications, Legal, and IT departments. It is also the headquarters for Ahtna Netiye’, LLC (AN), the business holding company for Ahtna, and several subsidiary companies.

What is ANCSA?

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 is the largest land claims settlement act of its kind in US history.

Under ANCSA, the aboriginal claims of Alaska Natives to lands within Alaska were extinguished; in exchange, they received a settlement of $962.5 million to be paid out over a number of years and fee simple title to 44 million acres within the state. Title to the land was transferred to 12 Alaska Native Regional corporations and more than 200 village corporations.

Ahtna was one of the 12 regional corporations that were formed. Under ANCSA, Ahtna has a total entitlement of 1.77 million acres, including both surface and subsurface estate; more than 1.5 million of which has already been successfully conveyed.

Several Ahtna leaders were prominent in the legislative process that led to the creation of ANCSA, including former Ahtna director and president the late Roy Ewan and former Ahtna president the late Robert Marshall.

Where is the Ahtna region?
Map of the state of Alaska with the Ahtna region highlighted.

The Ahtna region is roughly the size of the state of Ohio and located in Alaska’s south-central interior. There are eight villages within the Ahtna region: Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Gakona, Gulkana, Kluti-Kaah, Mentasta, and Tazlina. All eight villages are federally recognized tribes. Please refer to our interactive regional map for more information on our region and villages.

Does Ahtna own any companies?

Ahtna, Inc. owns Ahtna Netiye’, LLC (AN), the business holding company of Ahtna. Netiye’ is an Ahtna Athabascan word meaning our strength.

Ahtna’s subsidiaries provide an array of services across many industries, including:

  • Administrative & Management
  • Base, Facilities & Range Operations & Management
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Housekeeping
  • Geomatics & Technology
  • Government Contracting
  • Logistics & Procurement
  • Resource Development
  • Security & Investigation

Ahtna subsidiaries operate in nearly all 50 states and internationally. For more information about Ahtna’s subsidiaries, please visit the business section.

How many people does Ahtna employ?

The Ahtna Family of Companies employs more than 1,300 people worldwide, over 300 of whom work in Alaska.

If you are interested in employment with Ahtna, please visit the employment section.