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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 Awards Grants to Fund Indigenous Language Education and Social Services for Alaska

On Friday, July 23, 2021, Sealaska’s Board of Directors approved $450,000 in donations to fund language-preservation programs and a social service project spearheaded by organizations in Southeast. Three of the grants, totaling to $400,000, will go toward invigorating all three of Southeast Alaska’s Indigenous languages: Lingít (Tlingit), X̱aad Kíl (Haida), and Sm’algyax (Tsimshian). The fourth grant, for $50,000, will go to support development of Juneau’s Teal Street Center.   The language grants were made from the $10 million language endowment established by Sealaska in 2019 to help develop more advanced speakers of the region’s three

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Sealaska Welcomes USDA Funding for Local Priorities In, Around the Tongass

Sealaska welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement last week that it is dedicating $25 million toward sustainable opportunities for economic growth and community well-being in and around the Tongass National Forest – the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.  The announcement of the Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy, as the funding initiative is being called, came paired with news that the USDA will end all large-scale logging of old-growth timber in Southeast Alaska and transition to a second- or young-growth strategy with provisions for providing logs for cultural use.   “The move away from old-growth is

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Meet the Newly Elected Directors to Sealaska’s Board

On Saturday, June 26, Sealaska shareholders elected the following candidates to serve three-year terms on the company’s board of directors. We asked each of these newly elected directors the following question. Their answers follow. Sealaska is focused on teamwork – on the board and staff levels and within our larger community of tribes, shareholders, descendants and partner organizations. How do you hope to use the next three years to contribute to continuing success for Sealaska both from a business and

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Q&A with Sealaska’s New Board Youth Advisor Tiadola Silva

Every year, Sealaska directors select a shareholder descendant to serve a one-year term as the Board Youth Advisor (BYA). Tiadola Silva was selected as the 2021-2022 BYA. In this position, Silva will provide input and gain board membership training and knowledge of Sealaska’s operations. Silva is originally from Angoon and now lives in Juneau. Her parents are Jeremy Martin and Juanita Silva. Silva is Tlingit, of the Eagle moiety, and from the Thunderbird Clan. Her Tlingit name is Glúdas. Silva graduated from Northwest

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Sealaska’s Board Now Features Strong Female Majority

Saturday’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders Included Election Results, New Logo, Shareholder Survey Data and Report on 2020 Financial Performance  Sealaska’s 48th annual meeting of shareholders closed Saturday with the announcement of shareholders’ selections to fill the five available seats on the company’s board of directors and the green light for the company to move forward with establishment of a settlement trust.   Three board-endorsed incumbents, Board Chair Joe Nelson (Kaaxúxgu), Barbara Cadiente-Nelson (X’ashk’ugé) and Nicole Hallingstad (Ch’aak’ Tlaa) were re-elected by shareholders. (Nelson and Cadiente-Nelson are not related.) New to the board this year is Liz Medicine Crow (La quen náay), who was selected to run as

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Q&A on the Supreme Court’s CARES Act Ruling

Sealaska issued a statement expressing its position on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, June 25 that settled litigation over whether Alaska Native Corporations qualify for federal CARES Act funding. Click here to read Sealaska’s statement. Answers to additional questions shareholders and tribal citizens may have on the decision and Sealaska’s role are below. What does the Supreme Court ruling mean for Alaska Native Corporations? With its ruling in favor of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal promise to Alaska Natives

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today affirms the critical importance of our nation’s support for Alaska Natives, many of whom live in remote, rugged environments with limited infrastructure and services, including healthcare. Alaska Native communities face longstanding vulnerabilities that worsen their coronavirus risk, and Alaska Native Corporations are uniquely positioned to assist them.  At Sealaska, we have been working in close coordination with our tribes to support our Alaska Native people and rural communities throughout the pandemic crisis. Prior to

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Join Sealaska Online for Our Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Sealaska’s annual meeting of shareholders will be held online on Saturday, June 26, 2021. In addition to the annual business presentation, updates on key initiatives and election results this year’s meeting will include the unveiling of Sealaska’s newly updated brand and logo mark. Directors and management will share updates about Sealaska activity, successes and key investments. They will also answer questions from shareholders about Sealaska’s business and initiatives. Questions can be submitted via a survey available here. The Independent Inspector

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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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