Sealaska Recognizes Navy Veteran Sylvester “Sonny” Peele III In celebration of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Sealaska recognizes just a few of our many shareholders who have served in the Armed Forces as part of our #RecognitionMatters Veterans Campaign. American Indian and Alaska Native people have a longstanding tradition of service and sacrifice, as they serve at a higher rate than any other demographic in the entire country. As a country, we take time every November to honor
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDDnDGOQgoI&t=516s&ab_channel=SealaskaKwaan Applications are now open for the 2023 summer internship program! Sealaska hosted a virtual internship information session on Nov. 28 to help prospective interns and their families learn more about exciting internship opportunities offered next summer at Sealaska and partner organizations. Shareholder Development Program Manager Kayla Roberts provided information about the internship program, types of internships available and the benefits of participating in Sealaska’s internship program. Other information provided during the one-hour session included: Eligibility requirements Program timeline
A memorial totem pole honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits (MMIWG2S) was recently raised near Klawock. This beautiful, heartbreaking tribute is the result of a sensitive collaboration, and was dedicated to Judylee Guthrie, who was murdered by her partner in 2016. The pole was carved in recognition of the crisis of violence facing Indigenous communities. The totem pole is carved from a western red cedar log, and features several inlaid designs that are symbolic of Haida
Sealaska Recognizes Combat Veteran Fred Peratrovich In celebration of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we are recognizing shareholders who have served in the Armed Forces as part of our #RecognitionMatters Veterans Campaign. Today, we recognize U.S. Army combat veteran Fred Peratrovich. Peratrovich was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service in the Vietnam war in 1968-1969. This honor is bestowed upon those who distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement or meritorious service. American Indian and Alaska Native
Applications are now open for the Codefy program, a new training and internship program offered by Sealaska. Sealaska is partnering with Codefy to empower young adults with the skills needed to succeed in high-demand technology careers – without a college education. The program features a twelve-week course of remote training classes beginning in February. Upon completion of the training, successful participants will take part in a 10-week remote internship beginning in June. “This program is unique in meeting the needs
Happy Dr. Walter Soboleff Day! Today, we recognize the remarkable life and tremendous legacy of Kaajaakwtí Dr. Walter Soboleff, reflecting on one of his most important guiding principles: Sh yáa.awudanéiyi a kwáan – respect people; respect yourself; and other people will respect you. A lifelong Lingít speaker, minister and public servant, Soboleff served on the Sealaska board for nine years. He was Tlingit of the Raven, L’eeneidí (Dog Salmon) clan. A quietly powerful advocate for Alaska Native people, Soboleff taught
Sealaska mourns the profound loss of former director Aanwoogex’ Ethel Lund, who walked into the forest in the early morning of November 11. She was Tlingit, Yéil (Raven), Teeyhíttaan, born to Carl Lund of Sweden and Martha Ukas of Wrangell and raised by grandparents Tom and Josephine Ukas. Lund was a pioneer of tribal healthcare, using her steadfast determination and gift for healing to lead in the creation of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). She served on the
Sealaska Recognizes Veteran Aaron Isaacs In celebration of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we will be recognizing a handful of shareholders that have served in the Armed Forces as part of our #RecognitionMatters Veterans Campaign. The first piece will be published today, in honor of Veterans Day. This story features former Sealaska founding director Aaron Isaacs who served in the Alaska Army National Guard and as a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper. American Indians and Alaska Natives have
Sealaska shareholders tuned in from locations around Alaska and the country yesterday to hear an overview of the fall distribution from Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott. The distribution, which was issued to those with direct deposit today, is the third made through the Sealaska Settlement Trust, which was established by shareholder vote in 2021. Mallott was joined by Director Morgan Howard, who serves as chair of the finance committee and provided background and a board perspective for shareholder Q&A.
Sealaska published a special edition Shareholder Newsletter. The following was included. Following the June 25 approval of a shareholder resolution to eliminate the one-quarter blood quantum requirement from the eligibility criteria for Sealaska’s Class D (Descendant) shares, Sealaska is now pursuing justice on behalf of another group of disenfranchised descendants — those who were born before Dec. 18, 1971, and whose blood quantum is lower than one-quarter. Dec. 18, 1971 is the date the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was
Sealaska published a special edition Shareholder Newsletter. The following was included. Hello shareholders, I would like to welcome our new descendant shareholders to Sealaska and thank all of those who supported removing the blood quantum requirement for descendant stock. It is so important for all our people, no matter their blood quantum, to have a connection to our traditional homelands through ownership in our Alaska Native corporation. I didn’t learn a lot about Alaska Native corporations or ANCSA (the Alaska