91ϳԹ Land Entitlement and Natural Resources

91ϳԹ’s land entitlement comprises 6.5 million acres in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) River Delta and the Kuskokwim Mountains. Most of this land is split estate where the village corporation owns the surface estate and 91ϳԹ owns the subsurface. The region’s 56 villages selected the bulk of these lands near their villages based primarily on subsistence needs. 91ϳԹ’s entitlement also includes 264,000 acres of fee estate lands where 91ϳԹ owns both surface and subsurface rights. Much of the fee estate entitlement is prospective for precious metal mineral resources.

91ϳԹ Region

The region 91ϳԹ serves is a vast and beautiful corner of the world. Tucked between two of Southwest Alaska’s mightiest rivers – the Yukon and the Kuskokwim – this unique isolated area is the traditional home of the state’s indigenous Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan people, our 91ϳԹ.

Size – Massive and Remote
  • 58,000 square miles – about the size of New York State
  • About 10 percent of Alaska’s entire land area
  • Second largest ANCSA region in land size
  • No roads outside of the Region
  • No rail service
  • Land entitlement to 91ϳԹ is only 6.5 million acres – less than 20 percent of the land area
  • Approximately 75 percent of the land within the Region is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Most remaining lands are owned by federal and state governments, with a very small amount privately owned

Native Allotments

Authority for Native allotments is designated to the organization affiliated with the tribal enrollment of the allotted individuals. 91ϳԹ is not responsible for the transfer of Native allotments owned by individuals in the 91ϳԹ Region.