Missing: More than 550 Alaska Native Veterans Eligible for Federal Land

Readers may recall earlier Raven’s Circle articles that referenced the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which contains a provision to help eligible Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War era select up to 160 acres of land in Alaska. CIRI forwarded a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to eligible shareholders in May, which urged them to update their contact information with the BIA Alaska Regional office as soon as possible. Currently, more than 550 Alaska Native Vietnam veterans may miss out on receiving their land allotment. If you or someone you know may be eligible, visit blm.gov/alaska/2019AKNativeVetsLand.