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Timeline

1977
January 1 1977

Christine Craig serves as President of Ahtna from 1977-1978

Christine Craig serves as President of Ahtna from 1977-1978
She is the first female President of an Alaska Native Corporation.
1976
July 4 1976
June 22 1976
January 1 1976
1975
November 28 1975

Ahtna Lodge

Ahtna Lodge

Ahtna Development Corporation (ADC) is formed to construct and operate the Ahtna Lodge.
Photo: Breaking ground for the Ahtna Lodge. The lodge opened July 4th, 1976 and closed in 1987. 

April 25 1975
April 18 1975
April 15 1975
March 27 1975

Pipeline Construction Begins

Pipeline Construction Begins

AC&PPC, in a JV with Trans-Alaska Engineering Company, begins construction of the pipeline, laying the first section of pipe at Tonsina River.

January 3 1975

Trans-Alaska Engineering Company JV

AC&PPC enters into a Joint Venture (JV) with Trans-Alaska Engineering Company.

1974
July 1 1974

Alyeska Omnibus Agreement

Ahtna and Alyeska enter into the Omnibus Agreement.

June 10 1974

Ahtna Construction

Ahtna Construction logo

“Copper River Natives, Inc.” is changed to “Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Corporation” (AC&PPC).

April 13 1974

First Annual Meeting

First Annual Meeting

First Annual Shareholders Meeting is held at the Glennallen High School.

Photo courtesy of Karen Fredrick.

1973
January 1 1973

TAPS Construction

Black and white photo of Tazlina River and pipeline suspension bridge

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act enables Alyeska and owner companies to begin construction.

1972
June 24 1972
June 23 1972

Ahtna, Incorporated is formed

Ahtna, Incorporated is formed

Robert Marshall, Harry Johns, Sr., Nick Jackson, Henry Bell, Roy Ewan, Hector Ewan, Dorothy Shinn, Lillian Boston, Christine Craig, and Judy Marshall serve as the first Board of Directors.

Photo: Ahtna, Incorporated representatives in 1972 at the beginning of the Native Land Claims implementation. Christine Craig, Nicholas Jackson, Harry Johns Sr. and Robert Marshall. Photograph courtesy Ted Stevens Foundation.

February 3 1972

Copper River Native Association (CRNA) is formed and its Articles of Incorporation are adopted

Copper River Native Association (CRNA) is formed and its Articles of Incorporation are adopted

Robert Marshall is elected as president and Harry Johns, Sr., Christine Craig, Nick Jackson, Roy Ewan, Norman Johns, Judy Marshall, Hector Ewan and Dorothy Shinn are elected as the officers and board members.

January 4 1972
1971
December 31 1971

U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) into law

U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) into law

First meeting is held on land selections and forming a regional profit organization.

November 25 1971

Robert Marshall is elected president of Ahtna T’Aene Nene’

Nick Jackson, Frank Jordan, Arlene Tibbits, Mae Marshall, Fred Ewan, Walter Charley, Fred John, Jr., and Harry Johns, Sr. are elected as officers and board members.