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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 Board of Directors Approves Increase in Language Funding at First Meeting of 2023

Language efforts and the Board Youth Advisor program took center stage at the first board meeting of the year. At a board meeting held on Friday, Jan. 27, Sealaska’s Board of Directors approved a one-time $250,000 increase in funding for language programming from the Sealaska language fund, bringing this year’s contribution to $750,000. The fund, which was established by Sealaska in 2019, was created with a goal of increasing proficiency of advanced learners of Southeast Alaska’s three Indigenous languages: Lingít 

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Take the Sealaska Engagement Survey Today!

As part of our ongoing efforts to connect with shareholders like you on important issues, Sealaska invites you to complete our 2023 Shareholder Engagement Survey. This survey is vital to understanding your priorities and meeting your expectations for how Sealaska engages with shareholders.   To take the survey, please visit www.sealaskasurvey.com to complete the survey online. You can also call to schedule a time to complete the survey by phone. If you are calling from Alaska: 949-341-4669 If you are calling from the

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Sealaska Welcomes New Shareholders With Virtual Orientation Session

Since the elimination of the blood quantum requirement in June 2022, Sealaska has welcomed over 2,100 new shareholders. Sealaska hosted a virtual shareholder orientation to provide our new shareholders with more information on Sealaska, as well as what to expect as a shareholder moving forward. Board Chair Joe Nelson served as the host and was joined by President and CEO Anthony Mallott, Enrollment Team Lead Vanessa Allen and Senior Director of Shareholder Development Tesla Cox.   After a warm welcome by

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Shareholders Nominated for Work on “Molly of Denali” at the Emmys

“Molly of Denali” is one of the biggest shows on PBS — so big that it was recently nominated for the Children’s and Family Emmys in two categories: Outstanding Preschool Animated Series and Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program. The team behind that outstanding writing includes four Sealaska shareholders: Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Vera Starbard, X̱’unei Lance Twitchell and ‘Wáats’asdíyei Joe Yates. Sealaska helped sponsor the team’s travel to Los Angeles to attend the Emmys and surrounding events. Katasse,

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2022 Year in Review

Happy New Year!  As we greet 2023, we at Sealaska also invite you to join us in reflecting on the 2022 year. In 2022, we celebrated 50 years; made strides toward our goal of ocean health; and continued on the path of financial stability despite continued investment market challenges. There is much to be thankful for: our hardworking employees, our creative, collaborative partners and our inspiring community of shareholders, all of whom help shape our collective future and chart the

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Community Event Connects Alaska Native Youth To Ski And Snowboard Opportunities

Partnership between local organizations and volunteers leads to snow sports celebration, connecting families with community resources. An evening of winter sports festivities on Jan. 6 will kick off a partnership offering unique opportunities for Alaska Native children and teens to access low-cost and free ski and snowboard rentals, lessons and passes to Eaglecrest Ski Area. The event, which will run from 6-9 p.m. at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Indigenous skiers and snowboarders working

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Record number of shareholders participate in virtual holiday party

More than 2,300 shareholders — nearly 10 percent of Sealaska’s shareholder base! — participated in Sealaska’s virtual holiday party held on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Shareholders and their families gathered from their homes and phones to celebrate the magic of the season and learn more about the past year’s achievements. The event included door prizes, seasonal greetings from Sealaska’s board of directors and management team and holiday messages from shareholders spreading the joy of the season, as well as a surprise

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T’oyaxsut ‘nüüsm, Háw’aa, Gunalchéesh, Thank You Veteran Sylvester Peele

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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2023 Summer Internship Information Session Held on Nov. 28

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 

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Memorial totem pole honors MMIW, Judylee Guthrie of Hydaburg

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

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T’oyaxsut ‘nüüsm, Háw’aa, Gunalchéesh, Thank You Veteran Fred Peratrovich

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

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Codefy Training and Internship Creates New Opportunities for Rural Workforce Entrants

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

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