Enrolling with Sealaska
Sealaska has have moved to a paperless enrollment process. We have also simplified the application process as well.
- We have dropped the notarization requirements.
- Applicants can take a picture and upload supporting documents (supporting documents include your birth certificate, CIB, and potentially your parents and or grandparents birth certificates).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL WITH SEALASKA?
When Sealaska was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) 15,782 people were enrolled and are often called “original” shareholders. Each original shareholder received 100 shares of class “A, “B” or “C” stock (more about stock classifications at this link).
In 2007, Sealaska shareholders voted and approved, to issue new shares (we call this life estate stock) to eligible descendants (class “D” stock) and Leftouts (class “L” stock). Life estate stock cease to exist upon the shareholders death. Eligibility for class “D” or “L” stock includes:
- ¼ Alaska Native blood quantum.
- A lineal descendant of a Sealaska shareholder or eligible to enroll in 1971.
- Not enrolled with another ANSCA corporation (if you were gifted or inherited shares this does not hinder applying for class “D” or “L” stock).