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For many with stake in Alaska native corporations, promise of better life remains unfulfilled

When Congress established more than 200 Alaska native corporations 40 years ago to provide land and money for indigenous people who had long been mired in deprivation and dislocation, each of the 75,000 original Alaska native shareholders received a stake in one of the new corporations, which held out the promise of economic development and a better life. But the original promise remains largely unfulfilled.

By Robert O'Harrow Jr.

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