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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|1/12||Articles of incorporation||1971|
|1/13||Census return letter||undated|
|1/15||Census lists, results 1-4||1972|
|1/16||Committee chairman reports||1973|
|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|
|1/32||Health Security Action Council||1973|
|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|
|2/3||Paul, William Jr.||1973|
|2/4||Phone calls – incoming||1973-1974|
|2/6||Press release (rough draft) 13th Corporation||undated|
|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|