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Alaska Native Association of Oregon records

Guide to the Alaska Native Association of Oregon records

Collection number: HMC-0021.
Creator: Alaska Native Association of Oregon.
Title: Alaska Native Association of Oregon records.
Dates: 1971-1977.
Volume of collection: 1.3 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Alaska Native organization created on behalf of non-Alaska residents.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Native Association of Oregon was incorporated under the laws of the state of Oregon in December, 1971. It was a non-profit organization which seeks to promote pride on the part of Alaska Natives in their heritage to preserve their customs, folklore, and art; promote their physical, economical, and social well-being; discourage racial prejudice and inequities; and to promote good government. The membership of the corporation consists of all persons of Eskimo, Indian. or Aleut extraction and their descendants. A board of directors of three members was to be elected at each annual meeting. The organization participated with the Alaska Federation of Natives, International in a suit against the Secretary of the Interior, Rogers Morton, in 1973 which brought about the establishment of a thirteenth regional corporation for Alaska under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The Secretary was directed to enroll every eligible non-resident Native who elected in favor of the thirteenth region. The Secretary of the Interior was directed to distribute monies from the Alaska Native Fund to members of this group. The organization went on to participate in the enrollment of Alaska Natives living outside of the state.

Collection description:
This collection consists of articles of incorporation, documents relating to the lawsuit between the association and the Secretary of the Interior, grant files, correspondence, membership inquiries. newsletters, fund raising information, and other materials concerning the organization’s activities between 1971 and 1977.

Arrangement: The records in the collection are in alphabetical order by file title.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: Some files may contain personally identifiable information such as social security numbers or medical information. Researchers must redact this information in any use or copying of the materials.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials is not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Alaska Native Association of Oregon records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by Mrs. Katherine Peterson Rankin in January 1980, with the assistance of Mrs. Barbara Sweetland Smith.

Processing information: This collection was described by described by an Archives employee in 1981. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017. At that time the publications not created by the ANAO were removed from the collection. Further description was provided for collection contents.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Date
1/1 Adoptions 1972-1973
1/2 Alaska Federation of Natives 1971-1975
OSF1 Alaska Native Association of Oregon poster undated
1/3 Alaska Native Enrollment Office 1972-1974
1/4 Alaska Native News 1973
1/5 Alaska World Equity Corporation 1973
1/6 American Civil Liberties Union 1973
1/7 ANAO budget 1971-1972
1/8 ANAO calendar 1972
1/9 ANAO newsletters 1971-1973
1/10 Annual reports 1972-1973
1/11 Appeals 1973
1/12 Articles of incorporation 1971
1/13 Census return letter undated
1/14 Census push 1971
1/15 Census lists, results 1-4 1972
1/16 Committee chairman reports 1973
1/17 Doyon Limited 1972-1976
1/18 Election 1974
1/19 Enrollment 1971-1976
1/20 Esk-Ind-Al-,Inc. 1973
1/21 Fundraising letters undated
1/22 Fundraising picnic 1972
1/23 Fundraising spaghetti dinner 1973
1/24 Grant budget justification 1972
1/25 Grant project Alaska Natives 1972
1/26-30 Grant: Operation Manhunt 1972
1/31 Hensley, Willie 1973
1/32 Health Security Action Council 1973
1/33 Incoming correspondence 1975-1976
1/34 Indian Day undated
1/35 Johnson, Billie 1973-1974
1/36 Johnson, Charles 1972-1973
1/37 Koniag Corporation 1972-1974
1/38 Lawsuit file 1973-1974
1/39 Membership inquiries, A-M 1971-1976
1/40 Membership inquiries, N-Z 1971-1975
1/41 Message from Sa-Gee, ANAO President 1971
1/42 Minutes of meeting, tape transcripts 1972
1/43 Minutes, Alaska Federation of Natives meetings 1972-1973
1/44 Minutes, ANAO meetings 1971-1974
1/45 Minutes, non-resident leadership meeting 1972
1/46 Minutes, 13th Regional meeting 1973
1/47 Native American Rights Fund 1972-1975
2/1 Northwest Alaska Native Association 1972-1974
2/2 Officers list 1974
2/3 Paul, William Jr. 1973
2/4 Phone calls – incoming 1973-1974
2/5 Preble, Edwin 1975-1976
2/6 Press release (rough draft) 13th Corporation undated
2/7 Sealaska 1972-1974
2/8 Secretary Joseph Kadas 1972
2/9 13th Regional Corporation 1971-1976
2/10 13th Regional Corporation, voter solicitation management slate 1976
2/11 13th Regional Corporation voter solicitations opposition slate 1976
OSF1 13th Regional Corporation slate “Your questions answered” recording (33 1/3 lp) 1976
2/12 U.S. Department of Interior 1975-1976
2/13 Weekly activities 1972-1973

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