Alaska, Ralph, Pacific Northwest discussed on Borne the Battle
Gentlemen and candy. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the largest panel I've had on board the battle. But I'm happy to have it on such an important subject. To me, this hits close to home, because I'm a child of the Pacific Northwest myself. My great grandmother was from the flathead reservation. And I grew up 20 minutes outside of the quinone Andy nation. So to be in a position where I can potentially broadcast information out to help give land back to Native American veterans, and for the opportunity for them to be self sufficient. I think all of you guys for an opportunity to do that. Thank you. So first, whoever wants to answer this, how did this allotment come to be? Ralph your bio you mentioned the Alaska natives claim to act as 1971. How does it relate to the bureau's Native American allotment program of 2019? No you don't mind Paul. I'll try to field up, but there's candy and others who experience of this allotment dating back to 1906. And this has the right growth out of the 1906 allotment back in 1971 when the claims act was introduced the west passed, but previous to that introduced part of the claimed film and I said that you all are entitled to a 1906 allotment. And with the passage of Asgard, that opportunity will cease to exist. And so we had a lot of that because myself included to apply through that through that period before it was discontinued. And then but as Kanye will tell you the veterans had an opportunity and this is their second opportunity to file for a lot. And we thank you for allowing us to use your medium to go out and find the needle in a haystack so that these Vietnam veterans will have an opportunity to apply, which is their right and to your hope if we are flying at least one, we will all be worth this opportunity. Thank you. Absolutely. Thank you, Ralph. Give me a brief history on what allotment programs are. How they came to be and what how they may have differed between 1906, 71 and 2019. The name of allotment 1906 act started when to allow Alaska natives to select a 160 up to a 160 acres of land that they use in occupied. They had to show 5 years of use and occupancy, potentially exclusive of others. And that went up until the past few banks. Which stopped that application, but what is that acronym? Let's see Alaska native claims settlement act of 1971. Okay. We were of course we still adjudicated the applications we received before Inca. And then in 19 98, when the first vet act was passed, we were it was also they had to use the land. It was land that they would have selected if they hadn't been in the military and here to apply before the 1971. Cutoff date. Okay. And unfortunately, a lot of them did not qualify because the rules on that one were they had to be living the state resident of the state, or had to have been resolved. And when they died, this one is completely different. They can select gland sets available, but they didn't have to actually use it. There's a lot of the lands that they had originally used is gone. It's already been claimed by either the state or an angst corporation or withdrawn for other reasons. So they won't be able to have that. So this one opens up more land to them. And there's no they don't have to live in Alaska. They don't have they didn't have to be a blaster resident if they, at the time of their death. So it actually opens that up broader and so much better. So it's not as limiting as previous land alumnus. No, no, it's not. Very good. Very good. So I guess that leads into my next question. How are you eligible for this land allotment? It's not only veterans. It's a veteran has passed away the heirs to a veteran are eligible too, right? Yeah, this is Paul. That's absolutely correct. And that's another benefit to this allotment program. The basic the basic eligibility requirements or you had to have served between August 5th, 1964 and the passage of the Alaska native claim settlement act. December 31st, 71. And so how the process the eligibility is working is DoD and VA were tasked by the legislation to give the bureau of Indian affairs a list of veterans who serve between that period of time. And then BIA bureau of Indian affairs would determine whether the individuals of Alaska native. And that got sent to that list get sent to the bureau land management to determine if the native veteran had previously received an allotment pursuant to those previous acts that were just described. And then we notify those eligible individuals. Wow. Wow. Okay, so for all these landlords, why is the department of interior doing this in the first place? Paul, can I take a stab? Absolutely, rob. Yeah. You ask a very, very, a question that they all the way back to the treaties between the American Indians and in this case agreements with Alaska native people. Yes, sir. And you ask, well, why is the bureau land management or department of interior, providing this opportunity for the vets? It provided the opportunity for American Indians receiving a 160 acres to be to be all on the opportunity to be a farmer. And so there's another story there. And but that continued and continued. When it got to Alaska, it kind of got stalled out because communications and other reasons. But the bottom line is that you American Indian can no longer be roaming the country. Here's.