Bulletin: AK000008

Date:
August 08, 1990
To:
All Alaska Offices
RE:
Native Villages

Dear Associates:

The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled that Chickaloon village (located North of Palmer) is not an Indian tribe with sovereign rights of self-government. Harrison v. State, 79l P.2d 359 (Alaska App. 1990). It had attempted to license vehicles and drivers independent of the State of Alaska.

Chickaloon village is not a reservation. It is not recognized as a self-governing tribe by the federal government. The Court of Appeals refused to recognize any governmental powers.

The only native American groups in Alaska that have sovereign powers are the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island and the village of Tyonek.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
9.08 Indian Titles
Exceptions Manual:
AK Native Americans
Forms:
None