Welcome to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Realty Department Page

Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Realty Department services begin with the Tribe notified of a member passing away. Once our office is so notified, we must report the death to the BIA. All deaths of Native American or Alaska natives must be reported, this is done in order to determine if the individual has a share in a Restricted Deed. If not, The BIA must research to make sure that there is no Individual Indian Money account in the decedent’s name. Once probate is done, services done by our office include of the following:

A service is provided for land owners of restricted deed to gift loved ones their share to an allotment. Once the gift goes through the grantor no longer has a say in what happens with the allotment.

Our Realty Department has a fiduciary obligation to the allotment owner to look out for their long term best interest of the land owner with this and all transactions.

As with Negotiated sales, our main obligation is to insure the land owner gets nothing less than the current appraised value for this sale.

Legally deal with wrongful entry onto another property or land.

To allow excess pathway through one’s land, such as water & sewer lines, power lines, and other rights of way.

We encourage those that have a share of a Native Allotment to be sure they have a living will, so that their share will go to the loved one they want their land to go to. Our office files all forms to the BIA for their final approval.

Please feel free to contact my office during normal business hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Melenda Lekanof
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Realty Director

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