LAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

LMS FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Talialuk Building
    1st floor Room 104
  • 907.443.4320
    800.443.4316
  • 907.443.4459
  • lms@kawerak.org

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

Land Management Services

Land Management Services provides management assistance to restricted Native allotment and restricted townsite lot owners and their heirs.

NOTICE TO VETERANS

The legislation passed by the Congressional House and Senate as section 1119 of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, this was enacted March 12, 2019, as Public Law 116-9, Section 1119.

Under this Act, Native Veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the period August 5, 1964, and December 31, 1971 and has not received an allotment made pursuant to—

(I) the Act of May 17, 1906 (34 Stat. 197, chapter 2469) (as in effect on December 17, 1971);

(II) section 14(h)(5) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1613(h)(5)); or

(III) section 41 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1629g); or

is the personal representative of the estate of a deceased eligible individual, who has been duly appointed in the appropriate Alaska State court or a registrar has qualified, acting for the benefit of the heirs of the estate of a deceased eligible individual described in subparagraph can apply for a Native Allotment.

When the process and the procedures open up for the application process, LMS will assist the eligible applicants to apply as much as we can.

John D Dingell Act

More details on the Act

Frequently Asked Questions

Kawerak Land Management Services

Kawerak Land Management Services provides management assistance to Restricted Native Allotment and Restricted Townsite Lot owners and their heirs as the Service Provider for the BIA.  Alaska Natives acquired restricted lands through the 1906 Allotment Act, and the 1926 Townsite Act.  Villages that DO contain Restricted Townsite Lots are Brevig Mission, Teller, Golovin, Koyuk, St. Michael, Shaktoolik, and Stebbins.

Some  of our services include:

  • Probates
  • Property Sales
  • Gift Deeding
  • Leasing and Permitting
  • Title Recovery
  • Mortgages
  • BLM Adjudication Information
  • Removal of Restrictions
  • Resolving Trespass Settlements
  • Granting Rights-of-way
  • Probating Restricted Estates
  • Wills
  • Forestry
  • Fire Suppression
  • Environmental Consulting

The first step for ANY transaction is to contact our office directly and we will send an application with the information regarding the process for any transaction listed above. Any Transactions notarized or recorded in court will NOT be valid unless they go thru our office.

If you have a restricted townsite lot or native allotment or inherited interest in either, you:

  • Cannot be taxed for your restricted property
  • In certain circumstances, allotees do not need to pay taxes on income generated from their restricted property
  • Are entitled to have your Last Will and Testament drafted free of charge, along with having your restricted estate automatically probated by the Kawerak Land Management Services Office and an Administrative Law Judge.

PROBATE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

Native Allotments are federal Property. The Probate process for Native Allotments is separate from State Probate Cases. Probates are the most common transaction that transfers ownership of Native Allotments. Currently, LMS has approximately 200 Probates to process and we need your assistance in getting these submitted with all the proper documents for the Probate Judge to process these cases.

Kawerak Land Management Services Probate Specialists are working on federal probate cases for the decedent’s interest in Native Allotment and/or Restricted Townsite property. If you are, or you know of family members of deceased Native Allotment owners, please contact the Probate Specialists, even if you are not sure whether they owned Restricted Property.

LMS staff and contacts are as follows:

  • Tony A. Weyiouanna Sr.- Program Director, ph. 907-443-4327, TWeyiouanna@kawerak.org
  • Francine Johnson- LMSS II, Ph. 907-443-4324, fjohnson@kawerak.org
  • Vacant– LMSS I,
  • Nora Brock- Probate Specialist II- Promoted May 8, 2017, Ph. 907-443-4326, nbrock@kawerak@kawerak.org
  • Brian James- Probate Specialist I, Ph. 907-443-4320, BJames@kawerak.org
  • LMS- Toll free number- 1-800-443-4316

Land Management Services

Land Management Services provides management assistance to restricted Native allotment and restricted townsite lot owners and their heirs.

NOTICE TO VETERANS

The legislation passed by the Congressional House and Senate as section 1119 of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, this was enacted March 12, 2019, as Public Law 116-9, Section 1119.

Under this Act, Native Veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the period August 5, 1964, and December 31, 1971 and has not received an allotment made pursuant to—

(I) the Act of May 17, 1906 (34 Stat. 197, chapter 2469) (as in effect on December 17, 1971);

(II) section 14(h)(5) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1613(h)(5)); or

(III) section 41 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1629g); or

is the personal representative of the estate of a deceased eligible individual, who has been duly appointed in the appropriate Alaska State court or a registrar has qualified, acting for the benefit of the heirs of the estate of a deceased eligible individual described in subparagraph can apply for a Native Allotment.

When the process and the procedures open up for the application process, LMS will assist the eligible applicants to apply as much as we can.

John D Dingell Act

More details on the Act

Frequently Asked Questions

Kawerak Land Management Services

Kawerak Land Management Services provides management assistance to Restricted Native Allotment and Restricted Townsite Lot owners and their heirs as the Service Provider for the BIA.  Alaska Natives acquired restricted lands through the 1906 Allotment Act, and the 1926 Townsite Act.  Villages that DO contain Restricted Townsite Lots are Brevig Mission, Teller, Golovin, Koyuk, St. Michael, Shaktoolik, and Stebbins.

Some  of our services include:

  • Probates
  • Property Sales
  • Gift Deeding
  • Leasing and Permitting
  • Title Recovery
  • Mortgages
  • BLM Adjudication Information
  • Removal of Restrictions
  • Resolving Trespass Settlements
  • Granting Rights-of-way
  • Probating Restricted Estates
  • Wills
  • Forestry
  • Fire Suppression
  • Environmental Consulting

The first step for ANY transaction is to contact our office directly and we will send an application with the information regarding the process for any transaction listed above. Any Transactions notarized or recorded in court will NOT be valid unless they go thru our office.

If you have a restricted townsite lot or native allotment or inherited interest in either, you:

  • Cannot be taxed for your restricted property
  • In certain circumstances, allotees do not need to pay taxes on income generated from their restricted property
  • Are entitled to have your Last Will and Testament drafted free of charge, along with having your restricted estate automatically probated by the Kawerak Land Management Services Office and an Administrative Law Judge.

PROBATE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

Native Allotments are federal Property. The Probate process for Native Allotments is separate from State Probate Cases. Probates are the most common transaction that transfers ownership of Native Allotments. Currently, LMS has approximately 200 Probates to process and we need your assistance in getting these submitted with all the proper documents for the Probate Judge to process these cases.

Kawerak Land Management Services Probate Specialists are working on federal probate cases for the decedent’s interest in Native Allotment and/or Restricted Townsite property. If you are, or you know of family members of deceased Native Allotment owners, please contact the Probate Specialists, even if you are not sure whether they owned Restricted Property.

LMS staff and contacts are as follows:

  • Tony A. Weyiouanna Sr.- Program Director, ph. 907-443-4327, TWeyiouanna@kawerak.org
  • Francine Johnson- LMSS II, Ph. 907-443-4324, fjohnson@kawerak.org
  • Vacant– LMSS I
  • Nora Brock- Probate Specialist II- Promoted May 8, 2017, Ph. 907-443-4326, nbrock@kawerak@kawerak.org
  • Brian James- Probate Specialist I, Ph. 907-443-4320, BJames@kawerak.org
  • LMS- Toll free number- 1-800-443-4316

LMS FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 907.443.4324
    800.443.4316
  • 907.443.4458
  • lms@kawerak.org