Tony Strong is interviewed by Stephen Lay in 1981 in Fairbanks, Alaska
ORAL HISTORY 2000-78-40
KUAC (Radio station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
KUAC studios; University of Alaska
Tony Strong talks the purpose of the discussion panel on the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, is to bring information to the public about the efforts that were put into the Settlement Act by the Native community, what has happened since the Act in terms of implementation of the Act, what the Act did not deal with and the non-profit institutions that were organized prior to the Act that were part of the Act itself, the three well-known Native speakers selected to speak at the program, Willie Hensley, Rosita Worl, and Georgiana Lincoln, each person bringing their own area of involvement, people will get a more complete picture of what the efforts were for passage of the Settlement Act, what has been done since the Settlement Act in terms of the implementation and what has been done by the Native community outside of the context of the Settlement Act, the Act not being just history, but a major element in everyday life in Alaska today, looking at the future, discussing the direction people are going now and where the implementation of the Act is going to take them in terms of the corporations themselves, businesses they will be getting into and how they will be operating the businesses to meet the needs of the Native community and to meet the needs of the general economy of the state of Alaska, where their efforts will be put in the future, seeing the Settlement Act as a positive impact on the state, misunderstanding about the Act and its accomplishments, coming to the program to get an understanding of the historical act, what is currently happening and what will be happening in the future.
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