The Hoonah Indian Association was chartered in 1939 as a federally recognized Tribe in accordance with and by authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), and May 1, 1936 (49 Stat. 1250), the Indian Reorganization Act.
The Hoonah Indian Association is the federally recognized governing body of the tribal members of Hoonah, Alaska. The Hoonah Indian Association also has the authority to establish relationships and enter into contracts for the well being of the Tribe.