• Short Summary

    Alaska's original native races--Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts--are going to be compensated by the United States Government for land appropriated from their forefathers when the white man colonised the country.

  • Description

    Alaska's original native races--Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts--are going to be compensated by the United States Government for land appropriated from their forefathers when the white man colonised the country. For although the native inhabitants have about one-ninth of Alaska's land set aside for them, they number one-fifth of the population. Most of their land is not very valuable--mountains, glaciers and bogs.

    A cash settlement of about one billion U.S. dollars (about GBP250 million sterling) is linked to a scheme to turn villages into corporations, and to parcelling out the natives' existing land among these corporations. Each resident would become a shareholder in the land and money.

    BUT the villagers aren't happy with the scheme. They fear it would restrict their traditional rights to move about freely in pursuit of their livelihoods--hunting, fishing and trapping, Recently, a National Broadcasting Company of America television crew went to Alaska to investigate the situation--and this film is what they brought back. It's accompanied by a voice-on-film narration in English, for use by English, for use by English subscribers. For translation purposes for other subscribers, a transcript of the narration is provided below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABWDZMA0IDCIU8YBBZAZ9ZRO3A
    Media URN:
    VLVABWDZMA0IDCIU8YBBZAZ9ZRO3A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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