Ahtna, Incorporated

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Ahtna, Incorporated is one of thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) in settlement of aboriginal land claims. Ahtna, Incorporated was incorporated in Alaska on June 23, 1972.[1] Headquartered in Glennallen, Alaska, Ahtna is a for-profit corporation with more than 1,700 Alaska Native shareholders primarily of Ahtna Athabascan descent.

Ahtna, Inc. stewards over 1,500,000 acres (6,100 km2) of lands granted through land claims under ANCSA finalized between 1971 and 1998. The Ahtna region is located primarily in the Copper River region in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of Alaska, with a small spillover into the neighboring Denali Borough in the area of Cantwell. Ahtna's total entitlement under ANCSA is 1,770,000 acres (7,160 km2).

Officers and Directors[edit]

A current listing of Ahtna, Inc.'s officers and directors, as well as documents filed with the State of Alaska since Ahtna's incorporation, are available online through the Corporations Database of the Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.[1]


At incorporation, Ahtna enrolled approximately 1,000 Alaska Natives, each of whom received 100 shares of Ahtna stock. As an ANCSA corporation, Ahtna has no publicly traded stock and its shares cannot legally be sold.

The corporation has over 1,700 shareholders, all of whom are Alaska Natives. [2]


Ahtna's total entitlement under ANCSA is 1,770,000 acres (7,160 km2), including regional and village entitlements.[3]

Eight villages are contained within the Ahtna region, including Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta, the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah (Copper Center), and Tazlina. Under the terms of ANCSA, 714,240 acres (2,890 km2) of land surrounding the villages were allocated to the village corporations established for those villages. Ahtna, Inc. received bonus selections of about 45,000 acres (182 km2) for distribution among the eight villages based upon historic use and subsistence needs.

In 1980, seven of the eight village corporations in the Ahtna region merged with Ahtna. These included the village corporations Yedatene Na Corporation (Cantwell), Cheesh-Na, Incorporated (Chistochina), Gakona Corporation (Gakona), Sta-Keh Corporation (Gulkana), Kluti-Kaah Corporation (Kluti-Kaah in Copper Center), Mentasta, Incorporated (Mentasta), and Tazlina, Incorporated (Tazlina). Ahtna assumed management of the lands of the seven merged corporations; however, under terms of the merger agreement, the former village corporations were permitted to maintain shareholder committees known as Successor Village Organizations (SVO) each of which retains the right to reasonably withhold consent to new development of former village lands.

Chitina Native Corporation (in Chitina) chose not to merge with Ahtna, and retains rights to the surface estate of its lands. Rights to the subsurface estate of its lands are with Ahtna, Inc., per the requirements of ANCSA.

  • Surface estate (including gravel), timber, and subsurface estate is managed by the Ahtna, Inc. Land Department.[4]

Business enterprises[edit]

Ahtna Netiye', Inc., the holding company of Ahtna, Inc. manages fifteen operating subsidiaries, all of which are wholly owned. These subsidiary companies are involved in a number of corporate activities, including civil and vertical construction, environmental remediation, facilities management and support services, government contracting, and oil and gas pipeline maintenance and construction.[5] Ahtna Netiye', Inc. is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.[6]

Under federal law, Ahtna and its majority-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships are deemed to be a "minority and economically disadvantaged business enterprise[s]" (43 USC 1626(e)).

Company Headquarters Enterprises
Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Corporation (AC&PPC) Anchorage, Alaska Oil spill response; subcontractor with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company; general construction and electrical/mechanical services.
Ahtna Contractors, LLC (ACL) Anchorage, Alaska Civil and vertical construction.
Ahtna Design-Build, Inc. (ADB) Irvine, California Infrastructure design-build opportunities, general construction, and environmental remediation.
Ahtna Development Corporation (ADC) Glennallen, Alaska Operations and maintenance (O&M), specializing in facilities management.
Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC (AES) Anchorage, Alaska Government contracting, operations and maintenance (O&M), architectural and engineering, construction, and professional services.
Ahtna Enterprises Corporation (AEC) Anchorage, Alaska Government contracting and demolition.
Ahtna Environmental, Inc. (AEI) Anchorage, Alaska Environmental remediation.
Ahtna Facility Services, Inc. (AFSI) Anchorage, Alaska Operations and maintenance (O&M), logistics, and support services.
Ahtna Government Services Corporation (AGSC) West Sacramento, California Government contractor in environmental engineering and demolition, general contracting, and professional services.
Ahtna Professional Services, Inc. (APSI) Anchorage, Alaska Security services.
Ahtna Support and Training Services, LLC. (ASTS) Anchorage, Alaska Simulations/facilities operations and maintenance, training range operations, and instrumentation.
Ahtna Technical Services Incorporated (ATSI) Anchorage, Alaska Facility operations and maintenance; shared services.
Ahtna Technologies, Inc. (ATI) Anchorage, Alaska Information technology services.
Koht’aene Enterprises Company, LLC (KEC) Anchorage, Alaska Vertical construction.


  1. ^ a b "Ahtna, Incorporated." Corporations Database. Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  2. ^ "Our Shareholders". Ahtna, Incorporated. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.ahtna-inc.com/about_ahtna.html
  4. ^ http://www.ahtna-inc.com/land_department.html
  5. ^ http://www.ahtna-inc.com/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.ahtna-inc.com/subsidiaries.html

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