The amount of the dividend per shareholder ranges from $374 to $695 per 100 shares and depends on the class of shareholder.
The suit asks a judge to issue an order compelling the department to conduct surveys and draft plans for cleanup.
Sealaska is the third of Alaska’s 12 regional Native corporations to eliminate the blood quantum requirement.
Progress has been too slow, Carlton Waterhouse says.
Multiple people who attended the forum said that abortion was the most important issue for them this election cycle.
The Petersburg assembly voted to send a letter opposing a bill that would create five new urban Native corporations in Southeast Alaska and transfer land from the Tongass National Forest to those corporations.
Getting land to the five communities will require an amendment to ANCSA, a law that has been amended over 100 times.
If the requirement is eliminated, Sealaska estimates that about 10,000 more people would be eligible to enroll.
The appeals centered on whether Anchorage’s South Muldoon neighborhood should be paired with Eagle River in a Senate district, Skagway should be in a House district with downtown Juneau or the Mendenhall Valley, and Valdez and part of Mat-Su should share a House district.
Sites include a chemical weapons dump in Adak as well as old tank farms all over Alaska and abandoned buildings that contain lead and asbestos.