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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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Your Stories About Blood Quantum: Subsistence Hunting and the Marine Mammal Protection Act

In early September, Sealaska asked shareholders to tell us how blood quantum impacts their lives. So far more than 600 people have responded. We are sharing a selection of quotes and perspectives in social media and on our website to help advance the discussion around blood quantum, and to better understand how it impacts shareholders and descendants. Sealaska is exploring the possibility of changing the eligibility requirements associated with enrolling for Class D (Descendant) stock, which currently include ¼ Native

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Sealaska Partners with AWARE

Support for Healing of Domestic Violence Sealaska’s board of directors recently approved a $25,000 contribution in support of the creation of a totem pole that will serve as a monument and acknowledgement of the healing journey undertaken by women and children as they move from abusive family circumstances to healthier ones. The totem is being carved by master carver Wayne Price of Haines, and will be erected at the Kaasei Totem Plaza near Juneau’s Twin Lakes and adjacent to the

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#NativeEnough Discussion Series Shares Shareholder Perspectives on Blood Quantum

Sealaska shareholders and followers of Sealaska social media channels were asked a simple question about a month ago: “Tell us how blood quantum impacts you.” During a lunch-hour Zoom and Facebook Live event on Wednesday, Oct. 13, Sealaska shared some of those answers. The event also provided background information on the different classes of stock currently available in Sealaska, and the eligibility requirements, rights and privileges associated with each; company history related to eligibility; and information on how to provide input to Sealaska. Since the question was originally posed

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UK Retailers Recognize New England Seafood’s Sustainability Practices with Prestigious MSC Award

NESI also won Retail Supplier of the Year honor in 2018 and 2020 Sealaska company New England Seafood International (NESI) has been honored with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Retail Supplier of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding achievement and performance in sustainable fishing and seafood. It’s the third time the MSC has named NESI as the recipient. The recognition is especially meaningful because nominations come from customers, said Ruth Hoban, Head of Sustainability at NESI. “We are immensely

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Q&A on Sealaska’s CARES Act Distribution in Partnership with Tlingit & Haida

Sealaska will begin accepting applications for its CARES Act distribution in partnership with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska on Monday, Oct. 4. We have compiled the following answers to questions we’ve received so far. Do you have a question that isn’t addressed here? Email us at sealaskacares@ccthita-nsn.gov. We’ll update this Q&A throughout the application period.  APPLICATION DETAILS  How do I apply?  Shareholders can apply online at https://mysealaska.com/AboutMe/CaresActApplication starting on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. For shareholders who

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CARES Act Application Update – 11:10 a.m. Alaska Time

Sealaska and Tlingit & Haida have received thousands of applications already today for the $500 benefit available through our joint CARES Act distribution program.  There was a period of time this morning when the online application was down. It has been fixed now, so if you tried unsuccessfully to apply earlier and received an “error” message, please try again.  We have published a comprehensive list of Q&A to respond to the questions we’re seeing in email. If your question isn’t addressed here, please contact sealaskacares@ccthita-nsn.gov.   Some primary issues this morning include: 

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Sealaska Refines Ocean-Based Foods Portfolio to Focus on Consumer-Centric, Chilled Seafood

Investments bring access to Iceland’s quality and rigor Oct. 1, 2021 (Juneau, AK)—Sealaska, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by 23,000 Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian shareholders, today announced it has plans to acquire equity in two leading Icelandic seafood companies as part of its work to foster ocean health by growing demand for delicious, sustainably sourced seafood. Sealaska’s investment in Iceland’s IceMar and AG Seafood builds on its acquisition of New England Seafood (NESI) in October 2020, to further strengthen its

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Sealaska to Partner with Tlingit & Haida to Distribute CARES Act Funds

Sealaska is teaming up with the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska to distribute its $4.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding from the federal government to eligible shareholders. The application will be live beginning Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Tlingit & Haida has generously contributed an additional $1.8 million to make the total benefit available to Sealaska shareholders $6 million. Up to 12,000 shareholders will be eligible to receive $500 each in relief payments, with 100% of available funding going directly to shareholders. Here’s how to

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Sealaska Marks National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools with Juneau Event

Sealaska will mark September 30, the National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools, with its support for a day of events on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Juneau to raise awareness of the legacy and trauma of the boarding and residential school systems in the United States and Canada.  Also known as “Orange Shirt Day,” the day originated in Canada in 2013, and has since been formally adopted by First Nations, cities and provinces throughout Canada. Canada’s federal government is recognizing the day as well.  

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#SealaskaWayOfLife Photo Contest Winners Announced

#SealaskaWayofLife photo submission by Sandra Rose Sealaska is proud to share the winners of our 2021 #SealaskaWayOfLife photo contest! We created the #SealaskaWayOfLife photo contest in 2020 because we want to see what the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian way of life looks like through your lens, celebrate our culture and heritage and foster connection within our communities and beyond—especially amid the pandemic. This year, we created more opportunities for shareholders to get involved, because we want to continue to tell

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Sealaska Joins Partners in Announcing New Funding Source for Community Economic Development in Southeast

Today, Sealaska joins with several other organizations committed to the long-term health and success of our region in announcing a new vision and funding model for community economic development in Southeast Alaska. Sealaska is proud to commit $10 million to the establishment of the Seacoast Trust. Our $10 million is being matched with $7 million from The Nature Conservancy, and our ultimate goal is to see this fund grow to approximately $100 million. The trust will provide strong financial footing

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Sealaska Shareholder Retires After 23-Year Law Enforcement Career in Alaska

Trooper Granda on assignment in the Kuskokwim region After 23 years of law enforcement service, Alaska State Trooper Mark Granda retired on Aug. 31, 2021. Like his family, Sealaska is proud of Trooper Granda and his honorable service to the people of Alaska. Granda’s career in law enforcement began in 1997 with the Sitka Police Department, where he served for nearly four years. In 2001, Granda began his career with the Alaska State Troopers, moving to Soldotna with his wife Alia and children Caitana

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