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.

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.

All of our businesses follow a formula designed to create both profit and pride:

  • To improve our air and water quality, we sustainably manage our forests – including preserving nearly half of our forested lands as part of our Carbon Offset Project;
  • To protect fisheries, our seafood companies actively support sustainable fishing and seek more value per fish through innovative practices;
  • To improve the health of streams and waterways, our environmental services companies are testing water quality and solving complex hydrology challenges.

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.