Alaskans and the rest of the nation are taking time this weekend to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day, recognized each November 11, is a time to recognize and honor those who served in the US Armed Forces. According to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Alaska Natives and American Indians have played a vital role in the military.
Sealaska's board of directors approved a fall shareholder distribution totaling nearly $15.5 million, during its board meeting on Nov. 2, 2018. The November distribution is $8.19 per share for urban and at-large shareholders and $3.04 per share for village, descendant and elder shareholders. This distribution reflects strong growth from Sealaska’s businesses as well as investments and income from Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) Section 7(i) revenue sharing.
The 2018 midterm elections are Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 and will feature hundreds of congressional, state and local races across the country. Throughout this election season, Sealaska collaborated with the Get Out The Native Vote (GOTNV) Southeast Alaska Partners to enhance candidate engagement and voter education.
Sealaska Constructors was awarded multiple federal construction contracts at the end of September performing installation, design and renovations to government and military facilities across the country.
Sealaska has been a long-standing member of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN). Participation in AFN provides Sealaska with a forum to address statewide issues of concern to the Alaska Native community, as well as to highlight issues specific to Southeast Alaska. It allows us to be a part of the dialogue as AFN defines the annual priorities of the organization that will be presented to the State and to the Federal government. As Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, we have a long history of political engagement and advocacy, and AFN is a strong partner in continuing the important mission of advocacy on behalf of our Native people. Every year prior to AFN, Alaskans gather to dialogue and lift up Native youth, strengthened by the wisdom of elders, at the First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference. Join Sealaska at both events in person or online October 15-20.