Ahtna, Chitina Sign Declaration of Friendship

Published August 2017

Chitina Native Corporation President Anne Thomas and Ahtna, Inc. Board Chairman Nicholas Jackson sign the agreement.

After working collaboratively since 2012, Ahtna and the Chitina Native Corporation signed a Declaration of Friendship on May 9.

“The Ahtna and Chitina relationship has been a very special one for both Ahtna and Chitina,” the declaration states, “… two corporations (that) have a cultural and familial relationship that goes back thousands of years.”

The two corporations entered into a memorandum of agreement five years ago to work together in land planning and mapping, and to meet regularly and share information “for the benefit of our people.”