WE ARE SEALASKA

We serve the twin goals of
economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Established in 1972 and nearing our 50th year in business, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska.

Our mission is to strengthen our people, culture, and homelands. We build success by working through our core values:

Haa Aaní | Íitl’ Tlagáa | Na Yuubm: Our Land

  • The basis of our collective identity and culture
  • Utilizing the land while protecting our future generations
  • Sustainable relationship with our lands
  • Sustainable community economies

Haa Shagóon | Íitl’ Kuníisii | Na Hlagigyadm: Our Past, Present, Future

  • Our collective identity reaches across generations
  • Sanctity of ancestral cultural and sacred sites and heritage
  • Social and financial benefits for current and future generations

Haa Latseen | Íitl’ Dagwiigáay | Na Yugyetga’nm: Our Strength, Leadership

  • Our collective identity gives us strength
  • Discipline, Resilience, Perseverance, and Adaptability
  • Education and training for leadership
  • Healthy families and communities

Wooch.Yax | Gu dlúu | Ama Mackshm: Balance, Reciprocity and Respect

  • Our collective identity relies on spiritual and social balance
  • Institutional partnerships and collaboration
  • People, tribes and organizations working together (Wooch.éen) 

Since 2015, Sealaska revenue has grown six-fold, reflecting dramatic growth in our operations over a relatively short time. While the size of our revenue isn’t as important as the size of our profits, the magnitude of the increase highlights the growing scale of our businesses, and the success of our three operating platforms in food, land and water. For more on our businesses, click here.

 

We are community-owned and community-focused.

Sealaska was incorporated on June 16, 1972, as a for-profit corporation pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). ANCSA was the largest land settlement in U.S. history and addressed the aboriginal claim to the land by Alaska Native people by mandating the formation of for-profit corporations representing different regions of the state. Through ANCSA, approximately 44 million acres of traditional homelands were returned to Alaska Natives in the form of 13 regional, for-profit corporations.

Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, Sealaska owns and manages 362,000 acres of land on behalf of more than 23,000 shareholders. Sealaska’s land holdings in Southeast Alaska are roughly 1.6% of the traditional homelands that the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people have inhabited for more than 10,000 years.