Alaska Native corporation secures mineral rights after 40 years
Koniag Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, has received mineral rights promised by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of1971.

The Bureau of Land Management will transfer title of the mineral rights on 146,693 acres to the corporation.

The corporation is expecting mineral rights to another 123,000 acres.

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