Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 123, the Alaska Tribal Recognition Act – legislation that generations of Alaska Native advocates have worked tirelessly to bring about. This specific piece of legislation was sponsored by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky of Bethel and championed by Alaska Native leaders from around the state, including Sealaska’s board of directors. The bill will now pass into law, officially recognizing Alaska’s 229 tribes in a significant first step in building a positive, government-to-government relationship with the state to build
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“It’s never too late to follow your dreams!” This summer, look for stories from some of Sealaska’s scholarship recipients. Each student is on a different path, with diverse personal, academic and professional goals. Sealaska believes in their dreams. By helping to further the education of these future leaders, we are investing in our people’s shared future. Heather Davis graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business. Davis is a former Sealaska
Sealaska and its partners in the Seacoast Trust gathered last week in Juneau to celebrate meeting the first major fundraising milestone — $20 million — for the newly created trust. In September of 2021, Sealaska and its partners in the Sustainable Southeast Partnership announced the creation of the trust as a long-term, sustainable and sovereign funding vehicle for SSP. Sealaska’s initial $10 million commitment was matched by $7 million from The Nature Conservancy. The SSP team immediately went about fundraising
In June, Sealaska shareholders voted to extend eligibility for Class D (Descendant) stock to descendants with less than one-quarter blood quantum. Sealaska will no longer ask for or collect blood quantum information from applicants for Class D shares. Filling out the application for Class D stock is easy and can be done entirely online. If you need assistance, Sealaska created this step-by-step guide to Class D enrollment. We are excited to welcome new descendant shareholders to the company.
Discover a Fulfilling Career! Are you a student starting to think about what to do after high school? Are you between secondary and post-secondary school right now and not sure what is the best next step? Are you a post-secondary or college student who isn’t sure what to major in yet? Join fellow Alaska Native students to learn practical ways to take your next steps in your education or career pathway! In collaboration with Sealaska’s Intern Program, Spruce Root and
On August 16, Alaska will hold a special election to fill out the remainder of former Congressman Don Young’s term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Alaskans will have three choices to rank in order of preference on the August 16 ballot: Nick Begich, Sarah Palin and Mary Peltola. Sealaska encourages Alaskans to choose Mary Peltola first as they rank the special election candidates. If elected, she would be the first Alaska Native to hold a Congressional-level post representing Alaska. Each vote –
Irish company will expand global geosciences capabilities Roto-sonic drilling at Scapa Flow, Orkney – January 2022 June 28, 2022 (Seattle, WA)—Sealaska and Causeway Geotech Limited, one of the leading independent ground-investigation contractors in Ireland and the United Kingdom, today announced Causeway is becoming part of Sealaska’s ocean-health business platform. Run through a Seattle-based company called Woocheen, Sealaska’s ocean-health businesses tackle the challenges facing Earth’s oceans in a variety of ways: supporting sustainably managed fisheries around the world, applying geotechnical expertise
The Causeway team mobilizes out of Stornoway Harbour in November 2018, with jack-up barge OCM 80 to commence drilling operations at Smooth Point. A deep appreciation for the outdoors, for people and for problem-solving united Darren O’Mahony, Paul Dunlop and Ciaran Doherty when they were colleagues at Glover Site Investigations in Northern Ireland. So when Glover liquidated in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2011, their strong working relationships saw the trio reunited again in a new, fledgling
Sealaska shareholders gave strong support to a resolution that will extend eligibility for Class D (Descendant) stock in Sealaska to lineal descendants of original shareholders without respect to their documented Alaska Native blood quantum. Sealaska joins Calista and Arctic Slope Regional Corporation in rejecting the practice of quantifying degree of Indian blood in order to be a shareholder. “I want to thank our shareholders for having the difficult conversations and doing the soul searching that so many did as we
Q: What did the blood quantum resolution do? A: When it was approved by shareholders, the resolution on this year’s proxy eliminated the requirement for applicants for Class D (Descendant) stock to prove they have at least one-quarter Alaska Native blood quantum. Q: Who is eligible for Class D stock? A: Lineal descendants of original shareholders who were born after Dec. 18, 1971 and who were previously ineligible because their blood quantum was either too low or couldn’t be
New Language Award Honors Founding Director Clarence Jackson, Sr. The inaugural Clarence Jackson Sr. Language Awards were presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The award recognizes individuals for the tremendous impact on Lingít, Xaad Kíl and Sm’álgyax language revitalization. The first awards recognized Elder/birth speakers. The new Sealaska language awards are named after Galtín Tá Gooch Clarence Jackson Sr. for his championing of language efforts and tireless advocacy of language revitalization. Jackson was a founding Sealaska board member, serving
Alaska Native Brotherhood, Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp Support Elimination of Blood Quantum Requirement for Sealaska Enrollment
The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp approved a resolution on Thursday, June 16 to support Sealaska’s proposal to remove as a criteria for eligibility for Class D stock the requirement that applicants have at least one-quarter Alaska Native blood quantum. The issue is currently in front of Sealaska shareholders, who have until this Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m. to vote in the company’s annual election, which also features four open seats on the board of