Alaskan People & Government

Chief Mitch Demientieff speaks at a podium in Denali National Park and Preserve with park staff and mountains in the background
Chief Mitch Demientieff speaks in Denali National Park and Preserve. NPS Photo/Kent Miller
Discover stories of some of the people, social movements, and institutions that have shaped Alaskan life. To read in depth about Alaska native culture, visit the Alaska Native Culture page. To learn more about the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980, which created most of the national parklands in Alaska and impacts the National Park Service in many ways, visit the ANILCA page.
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