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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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Virtual Shareholder Orientation offers connection, information for original and new shareholders alike

Sealaska’s Shareholder Relations team hosted a virtual shareholder orientation on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for an audience of nearly 170 shareholders from far and wide. This event offered both new and long-term shareholders a chance to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of being a shareholder and answer questions about specific Shareholder Relations policies, procedures and protocol.   Shareholder Relations Manager Jodie Gatti, who joined the Sealaska team in November, was joined by Enrollment and Event Coordinator Vanessa Allen as

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Sealaska looking ahead

Sealaska Announces Sealaska Board Endorsed Nominee Opening

Deadline Friday, March 15 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time Sealaska is seeking qualified shareholders to become endorsed nominees for the Sealaska Board of Directors. Two seats will be open during this year’s elections – one seat will be filled through the board-endorsed process and the second seat will be filled by the election of an independent candidate. Shareholders interested in serving for a three-year term as a Sealaska Board Endorsed Nominee are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and

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Notice of 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

The 2024 Sealaska Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Saturday, June 29 in Sitka at Harrigan Centennial Hall, located at 330 Harbor Dr., Sitka, AK 99835. Sealaska will share a live webcast of the annual meeting through the MySealaska.com shareholder portal for those unable to attend in person. Here is some key information, including important deadlines, for shareholders: Shareholder resolutions: Under Sealaska bylaws and election procedures, resolutions properly subject to a vote of shareholders may be submitted for adoption

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Virtual policy update connects shareholders with policy and advocacy priorities

Sealaska’s Nax̱too.aat/Wayi Wah/Hágwsdaa (Let’s Go!) policy committee hosted a virtual shareholder update on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 for an audience of over 170 shareholders. The event was focused on Sealaska’s policy priorities for the 2024 year and offered shareholders an opportunity to learn more about ongoing initiatives, supportive advocacy and how they can get involved on an individual level.   Sealaska director ‘Wáahlaal Gíidáak, who serves as the committee chair, was joined by fellow committee members La quen náay and Nicole

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Sealaska rings in 2024 with first board meeting of the year

The Sealaska board of directors met in a board meeting held on Friday, Jan. 26 to review yearly priorities, receive updates from the management team and approve donation requests. Executive Chair Joe Nelson opened the meeting with recognition of long-term shareholder employee Thea Brown, who will be retiring in early March after 40 years of service. Nelson also detailed internal efforts to elevate Sealaska’s organizational efficiencies and strengthen both internal and external partnerships. During the course of the meetings, the

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KIC Language

Sealaska is now accepting applications for 2024-2025 language grants

Sealaska is now accepting applications for 2024-2025 language grants, which support efforts to preserve Sm’algyax, X̱aad Kíl and Lingít. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are allocated. Learn more and apply at https://www.sealaska.com/community/language-revitalization/.  Sealaska’s investment in languages is made possible by a $10 million endowment, established by the Board of Directors in 2019 and aimed at urgent action with emphasis on advanced speakers. Last year, Sealaska invested an additional $750,000 into language revitalization. The endowment

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Sealaska announces annual meeting locations for next three years

As we begin the year and look ahead, Sealaska is excited to share the planned locations for our annual meetings from 2024 to 2026. Each of these unique communities holds special significance to our people, providing us with the opportunity to connect with shareholders throughout our traditional homelands in a more personal, meaningful way.   Sealaska Annual Meeting 2024: Sitka, AK  Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024  Venue: [To be announced] Sitka will serve as the backdrop for our 2024 annual meeting.

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End-of-year message from President and CEO Anthony Mallott

Mallott pictured at Cannon Beach, Yakutat in 2022, while volunteering as a childrens’ surf coach with Yakutat Surf Club. Dear Shareholders, Serving Sealaska has been one of my life’s great honors, and I am filled with gratitude for the years we have spent together, through my nine years of service as president and CEO and the eight years prior as your chief investment officer. In the weeks since my departure was announced, I have been humbled by your kindness and

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Sealaska celebrates the season with Seattle holiday fair

Much has happened in the years since Sealaska was last able to gather with Seattle shareholders and celebrate the holidays in 2019 – and based on the turnout at last Saturday’s holiday gathering, it was time. Sealaska welcomed approximately 1,000 shareholders and their families to the festivities. Sealaska’s staff and board of directors were excited to offer an event that provided shareholders with the opportunity to engage with Sealaska in a fun, festive environment, celebrating the best of the season

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Sealaska’s final board meeting for 2023 focuses on stability and growth

In a year marked by significant growth, Sealaska’s Board of Directors announced that it remains excited about 2023’s financial performance and looks forward to significant growth planned for 2024. The company’s ocean health business platform, Woocheen, LLC, continues to expand its scope of work around the planet, most recently through Seas Geosciences, LLC’s work on the first floating offshore wind park in the Mediterranean. During last week’s annual review of Sealaska’s 2024-2028 Strategic and Operating Plan, the directors received updates

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Over 100 Sealaska and SHI sponsored-students and educators attend AISES STEAM conference

On a sunny October afternoon in Spokane, Washington, over 2,500 Indigenous students were gathered to attend the 2023 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference.  Among them were a cohort of more than 100 Sealaska and Sealaka Heritage Institute (SHI) sponsored college and high school students, Alaska Youth Stewards crew members, and Southeast Alaska educators, representing the many shareholders and descendants pursuing careers paths in science, technology, engineering and math.    When approaching a research project — and life

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Sealaska board provides fourth quarter, distribution update in virtual session

Sealaska’s quarterly Board Q&A sessions offer shareholders and directors a chance to connect in a casual online environment, empowering shareholders to ask questions directly to the board and providing directors a chance to hear shareholder voices on the issues that are important to them. On Nov. 7, Sealaska directors provided an update from the November board meeting, held on Nov. 2, as well as information on the fall distribution ahead of its issue date, Nov. 9. Shareholders from around Alaska

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