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THE NCAI certainly doesn't care about civil rights violations, do they
Ahtna, Inc. is one of a number of companies profiting off of the deportation of undocumented immigrants from the United States. Previous reporting by The Daily Beast has revealed that the federal government currently employs the services of several companies and charities bringing in millions of dollars off of the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.
The Ahtna, who have also run immigrant detention centers in New York, Florida, and Arizona in addition to Port Isabel, fall under the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) umbrella, and Ahtna, Inc. is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation established by Congress under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
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NCAI director Jackie Pata is a long time board member on Sealaska, an Alaska Native corporation. Despite her lofty position, she has publicly and erroneously stated that the Sealaska Corporation is a "natural resource tribe."
I'm guessing her allegiance is towards the Alaska Native corporations, since Sealaaska has given her an average of over $55,000 a year for attending meetings.
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