Suwat: Alaska Native Land Allotments for Veterans

On May 17th, the discussion focused on the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Program which allow Vietnam-era veterans to apply for federal land up to 160 acres. Joining Danielle Slingsby of Kawerak (the host of Suwat), were Candy Grimes the program lead for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mike Everett a land law examiner with BLM, Paul Mayo the Native Allotment Coordinator for Alaska with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tom Sparks a local BLM employee at the Nome office.
You can hear more about the application process, frequently asked questions and assist the BLM in gathering information or addresses for about 160 eligible veterans across Alaska.

Listen to the full episode below:

About this program: Danielle Slingsby with Kawerak and guests discuss what’s happening in the Norton Sound Region. Catch Suwat on KNOM 780 AM 96.1 FM on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Image at top: A map of the total acreage of land that will potentially be available for Alaska Native Veterans to claim through the BLM’s program. Photo is publicly sourced as a screen grab from BLM, 2020.