Submitted 2 years 10 months ago by dixie.hutchinson.
Sealaska directors approved a December distribution to shareholders totaling $17.5M. Total distributions in 2015 to Sealaska shareholders are $30.4M. Management continues to follow priorities outlined in the strategic plan including growing operations in relevant industries and creating a disciplined investment process.
“Sealaska is in a strong position to utilize investment capital to make new operational investments...read more
“Sealaska is in a strong position to utilize investment capital to make new operational investments,” said Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott. “This will add to our net income and help us reach our goal of profitability before ANCSA Section 7(i) and investment income. The executive team and board have taken deliberate steps during the last two years to focus on financial stability and show operational improvement.”">Share 0 Comments
Submitted 2 years 11 months ago by dixie.hutchinson.
The Haa Aaní Community Development Fund and The Nature Conservancy in Alaska have received the 2015 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Silver Award in recognition of their innovative Path to Prosperity business development competition. The IEDC is the world's largest economic development organization and each year, the group recognizes innovative, successful economic development programs that are positively impacting their communities and region. The IEDC presented the award...read more
"HACDF is focused on building thriving communities in the region," said HACDF Executive Director Ed Davis. "We are excited about this partnership; it aligns with our mission of building resilient communities and opens up access to capital for the region. The CDFI has now grown to nearly $3 million, with much of the funding coming from outside partners such as USDA, who share our mission of promoting sustainability in the region."">Share 0 Comments
Submitted 2 years 12 months ago by dixie.hutchinson.
Entrepreneurs from across Southeast Alaska converged in Juneau recently for three days of “business boot camp.” The group of 12 are semifinalists in the region’s innovative Path to Prosperity contest. Though they live in many communities, all of them have a common dream: running a business that makes a difference in the lives of their communities. The Path to Prosperity business contest aims to make these dreams come true.
“According to the State of Alaska, 19 out of 32 Southeast communities lost a cumulative of 750 jobs during the last ten years,” said Haa Aaní LLC Director Ed Davis. “During the first three years of P2P, we have seen a total 105 applications, so we know the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Southeast Alaska. With help from programs like ours, these entrepreneurs can have a significant impact on the economy of Southeast.”">Share 0 Comments
Submitted 3 years 2 weeks ago by dixie.hutchinson.
(pictured L to R --- Sealaska Director Richard Rinehart presents a check to Wrangell ANS Camp #1 President Sandy Churchill)
Some of the first meetings of the Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) were documented on brown paper bags. “I recall my mother, Louise Bradley, telling me the group of ladies didn’t have enough...read more
“The history of the ANS and ANB represents dedication, passion, respect and much more,” said Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott. “Sealaska is happy to donate $2,500 to Wrangell ANS Camp #1 to help with the costs of celebrating this milestone. In 1987 Sealaska set aside $500,000 for the ANB/ANS endowment, which has been a steady source of revenue for this important organization that will long be associated with the success of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.">Share 0 Comments
Submitted 3 years 3 weeks ago by dixie.hutchinson.
US President Barack Obama is visiting Alaska this week, bringing with him a focus on climate change. In part Alaska and residents are considered at the frontlines of the issue. The White House issued a “Fact Sheet” today that announced new investments to combat climate change and assist remote...read more
Submitted 3 years 3 weeks ago by dixie.hutchinson.
When the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was approved in 1971, the federal legislation created 12 regional Native corporations and numerous village corporations. In Southeast Alaska, five communities (Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell) were left out of ANCSA and are often referred to as landless communities. Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to amend ANCSA to allow the five land communities to form corporations. At this time, Congress...read more
Submitted 3 years 1 month ago by dixie.hutchinson.
She says the group is an opportunity to teach Alaska Native youth about their culture, promote self-esteem, self- confidence and leadership (Haa Latseen | Íitl’ Dagwiigáay | Na Yugyetga’nm).
A community celebration in Juneau will bring together nearly 200 current and former Ldakát Naax Satí Gátx’í (All Nations Children) dance group members. “It is very rewarding to work as the corporate controller helping to meet the company’s goals and objectives, said Soboleff...read more