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Goldbelt, Incorporated is the proud parent company for Mt. Roberts Tramway and Raven Eagle Gifts. Goldbelt, Inc. is an urban, Alaska Native, for-profit corporation located in Juneau, Alaska. Its primary purpose is to manage assets and to conduct business for the benefit of its nearly-3,600 shareholders of Alaska Native descent.

Shareholders collectively hold the entire 272,200 shares of Goldbelt stock, representing assests of approximately $105 million plus over 32,000 acres of land in the vicinity of the City and Borough of Juneau. The company is named after a richly mineralized zone in Southeast Alaska that stretches along the mainland from Frederick Sound on the south to Berners Bay on the north and area encompassing Goldbelt's land holdings.

Founded in 1973 and incorporated on January 4, 1974, Goldbelt was organized under the terms of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), the largest single federal settlement of Native American land claims. Through ANCSA, descendants of Alaska's original inhabitants received 44 million acres of land and $966 million in cash. This was divided amoung more than 200 community corporations and 13 regional corporations. 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary for Goldbelt, Inc.

 

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