Tonya M. Charlie, Director
To provide services to individual restricted landowners in accordance with legal principles and standards governing the performance of trust functions.
Realty staff provide counseling to individual landowners of federally restricted property, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their land. The types of realty transactions include:
The Probate and Estate Planning staff’s primary responsibility is to administer and manage the estates of deceased landowners, which includes preparation of probate packages containing family information and legal documentation in order to determine heirs. The probate packages are forwarded to the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Hearing and Appeals (OHA) for decisions determining heirs.
The individual must own or have inherited interest in federally restricted land, i.e., Native allotment(s) or Native restricted townsite lot(s), located within the jurisdiction of an AVCP compacted realty tribe. There is no application process. An individual will have already applied for a Native allotment prior to the enactment of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), or have applied for a restricted townsite lot. Another way of acquiring restricted land is by inheritance through probate proceedings and by way of a gift deed transaction.
There are over 3,000 individual tracts of land, many of those tracts include multiple landowners, usually resulting from the settlement of probate proceedings.
Realty Department (907)543-7360