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We are proud of our company. Our commitment to ocean health is generating record profits, which in turn benefit shareholders and communities throughout our region and well beyond. Our news archive below features stories about our various businesses, our people, our commitment to cultural preservation and the environment, our response to the Covid-19 crisis and much more. Have a story you think we should know about? Please contact us at corpcomm@sealaska.com Press/media inquiries should be directed to matt.carle@sealaska.com or 907.586.9297.

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Sealaska Early Bird Prize Winners Announced

Here it is, shareholders – the moment you’ve been waiting for! (That is, if you voted your proxy by the early-bird deadline of Friday, June 4.) Winners of the early-bird voting incentive prizes are listed below. It’s not too late to get in on the twin benefits of being involved and active in your company and being eligible for prizes. Each shareholder who returns a valid proxy by 5 p.m. AKDT on June 25, 2021 (online, in the mail, delivery

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Memorial for Tlingit Leader and Sealaska Director Albert Kookesh to be Live Streamed

Sealaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will offer a live web stream from Angoon to share the memorial service for the late Tlingit leader Kaasháan, Albert Kookesh. The ceremony is scheduled at 6 pm (AKDT), Friday, June 4. The service will be available through the MySealaska website and open to the public via YouTube. All loved ones, friends, acquaintances and well-wishers are welcome to tune in. Kookesh Walked Into The Forest on May 28 at his home in Angoon surrounded

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Sealaska Director Albert Kookesh Leaves a Lasting Legacy of Service and Cultural Revitalization

Hearts are heavy at Sealaska after the passing of Sealaska director Albert Kookesh, Tlingit leader, former senator, business owner and fierce advocate for Alaska Natives. Albert died at his home in Angoon, surrounded by family, his children and grandchildren. “Today, we mourn the loss of a colleague, a friend, a champion of Alaska Native people,” said Sealaska Chair Joe Nelson. “Although the void felt at Sealaska will be profound, we can all celebrate a life well-lived – a life of

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Congratulations, High School Graduates!

High school graduations are taking place this month, with many students receiving their hard-earned diplomas. High school can be hard to navigate, and learning during a global pandemic has been a new challenge for our young students. The class of 2021 has shown what true perseverance is. “This past year has seen tremendous educational disruption and required great dedication and effort from students,” acknowledged Sealaska President & CEO Anthony Mallott. “We all share pride in your accomplishments, your resiliency and

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Gregg Drilling cleans up groundwater with new injection technology

At Vandenberg Air Force base in 2019, Air Force staff and partners were focused on cleansing groundwater that had been polluted with chlorinated hydrocarbons, runoff from solvents that were used to spray down missile engines prior to launch. But the challenge was bigger than toxins in the water. Threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp, red-legged frogs and other endemic species in a nearby stream had to be protected from both the pollutants and their treatment. Vandenberg encompasses 42 miles of some of the most pristine central California coastline and habitat types, including coastal dunes, wetlands and freshwater marshes. The nearly 100,000-acre base,

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Q&A with Sealaska President & CEO Anthony Mallott – 2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Sealaska annual report was sent to shareholders on May 5, 2021. Sealaska’s communications team met with President & CEO Anthony Mallott to get his thoughts on last year’s performance and describe how the company’s ocean health businesses are leading to increased shareholder benefits. The full annual report is available online by clicking here. What are the highlights from 2020 from a financial perspective? We were incredibly fortunate to be able to provide more dividends, more programs and more

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Recognizing Albert Kookesh (Kaasháan) For His Service and Positive Contributions to Sealaska

Sealaska is deeply grateful for the service of two of its board members who have chosen not to seek another term on the board. These two men have contributed mightily to our company, and their service and commitment to our people has been of incalculable value. Sealaska director Albert Kookesh, formally announced he will not seek another term on the Sealaska Board of Directors. Albert’s term will end at the 2021 annual meeting. Albert has been a member of the

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New Board-Endorsed Candidates Announced as Two Longtime Sealaska Directors Step Down

Two of Sealaska’s long-serving directors, Senator Albert Kookesh and Tate London, have decided not to seek another term on the board this year. “Both directors have fulfilled the purpose and mission of Sealaska while serving on behalf of our shareholders,” said Joe Nelson, Sealaska Chair. “We are forever indebted for their service.” The decision by Kookesh and London left two board seats open for new candidates on Sealaska’s team of board-endorsed nominees. La quen náay Liz Medicine Crow and Aan Shawatk’i  Sarah Dybdahl were selected from among nearly 50 highly qualified applicants to

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Recognizing Tate London (Xein) For His Service and Positive Contributions to Sealaska

Sealaska is deeply grateful for the service of two of its board members who have chosen not to seek another term on the board. These two men have contributed mightily to our company, and their service and commitment to our people has been of incalculable value. Sealaska director Tate London formally announced he will not seek another term on the Sealaska Board of Directors. Tate’s term will end at the 2021 annual meeting in June. Tate has been a member

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Sealaska Scholarship Payments Benefit Full, Part-time and Vo-Tech Students

Sealaska announced today that its scholarship program will support 415 full- and part-time students and students enrolled in vocational-technical programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Sealaska is pleased to support students financially, especially during a year of where many are facing financial uncertainty, and proud to see so many individuals seeking higher education. In partnership with Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI), Sealaska invests in educational programs that benefit Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. We were able to increase individual awards this

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Sealaska Wants Your Feedback

Every few years, Sealaska reaches out to shareholders as part of an ongoing effort to gather shareholder opinions and feedback. Sealaska is launching the most recent shareholder survey the week of April 19. We look forward to hearing from shareholders through the work.   Why commission the surveys? Surveys are a great way to engage with shareholders. Since 1981, we’ve been reaching out to shareholders to get a sense of priorities and feelings about Sealaska. It gives us insight into what you care about and allows us to incorporate shareholder voices into our decisions. The surveys are just one

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Celebrate Earth Day with Sealaska and the Polynesian Voyaging Society!

Join Sealaska and the Polynesian Voyaging Society this Thursday, April 22, at 12 P.M. AKDT for a Special Earth Day Zoom session! At Sealaska, we are committed to finding ways to address the effects of global warming and sustaining healthy oceans. On Earth Day 2021, please join us in our conversation with the Polynesian Voyaging Society about ocean health and our shared responsibility as Native people in caring for our world. Over the years, Sealaska and representatives of different Indigenous

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