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Letter from the Board Youth Advisor Connor Ulmer

Sealaska published a special edition Shareholder Newsletter. The following was included. Hello shareholders, I would like to welcome our new descendant shareholders to Sealaska and thank all of those who supported removing the blood quantum requirement for descendant stock. It is so important for all our people, no matter their blood quantum, to have a connection to our traditional homelands through ownership in our Alaska Native corporation. I didn’t learn a lot about Alaska Native corporations or ANCSA (the Alaska


Allen Sisters Celebrate Increased Voting Rights with Class D Shares

Tracy and Penny are among Sealaska’s newest shareholders, who have enrolled since the one-quarter blood quantum requirement was removed from enrollment criteria for Class D (Descendant) stock. Tracy Allen welcomes the change. “I think that eventually our blood quantum would have run out as a lot of us are mixed ethnicities,” she said. “The change has been great for me and Penny, and all our children. But not for my older siblings, Gary Allen and Lynn Allen. They are still


She Speaks for Desendants: Shyla Germain

Sealaska published a special edition Shareholder Newsletter. The following was included. In 2019, Shyla Germain, who works in Shareholder Relations at Sealaska, was sitting in the lobby of the company headquarters talking to people about enrolling to become a Sealaska shareholder. It was during Celebration, and many Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people filled the streets of downtown Juneau. She spoke with many people that day, always enthusiastic and confident that anyone who was eligible would want to enroll. A conversation


New Class D Shareholders by the Numbers

Sealaska published a special edition Shareholder Newsletter. The following was included. Count as of October 10, 2022 Michaud family L-R: Bernadette, Mike, Michael, Lily, Angela and Kahlan Michaud Click on image to view in real time.


Internship Applications Now Open for 2023 Program

Applications are now open for summer 2023 internships at Sealaska and partner organizations like Sealaska Heritage Institute, Spruce Root, Barnacle Foods, McKinley Capital and Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Sealaska internships are in a class of their own — they are whole-person experiences designed to provide cultural, social and professional development; are full-time, paid positions; include cohort and team-building activities with fellow interns; and are available in a wide range of functions, from construction


Sealaska Announces Fall 2022 Distribution

The Sealaska Board of Directors approved a distribution totaling $15.4 million to be issued to shareholders on Nov. 9. This includes $2.8 million in earnings from the Marjorie V. Young (MVY) Shareholder Permanent Fund, $7.6 in operations income and $5.1 million in Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Section 7(j) natural resource revenue sharing funds. Through a balanced, sustainable approach and deliberate reinvestment back into our businesses, Sealaska provides benefits to shareholders through distributions and – equally important – a robust


Six Shareholders Selected to Join Shareholder Participation Committees

Sealaska has selected six shareholders to fill open seats on two of its three Shareholder Participation Committees. The following shareholders were selected for their strong applications, diverse backgrounds and the balance they bring to the current composition of the committees: Alexis Paige Blake, Bethesda, MD – Outside of Alaska Shareholder Participation Committee Cheryl K. Blanchard, Parker, CO – Outside of Alaska Shareholder Participation Committee Kristin Marie John, Ketchikan, AK – Southeast Alaska Shareholder Participation Committee Linda Sue Keizer, Ketchikan, AK


Jon Rowan Honored for 30 Years of Teaching

Jon Rowan has spent the last 30 years at Klawock City School District leading the Native Arts department. After a long and successful teaching career, he retires this fall, leaving a legacy of community pride. A renowned Tlingit master carver and artist, Rowan was honored at the 2022 STEAM Conference held in Juneau on Friday, Oct. 14. Klawock City School District is a model of incorporating Native arts into the school, setting the bar for other communities. “These values that


An Update for Ineligible Descendants

Sealaska cannot issue stock to descendants who were born before December 18, 1971 and are less than one-quarter Alaska Native unless the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) is amended to authorize a new class of shares and another shareholder vote.    We would need the support of other ANCSA regional corporations to make this happen. That is highly unlikely, as half of them have not authorized descendant stock at all.   For the foreseeable future, descendants born before December 18, 1971


Externship Participant Explores, Advocates Through ICWA Role

Barbara Belk’s life – and career – took a different direction through language learning and connection with community Seeking meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sealaska shareholder Barbara Belk shifted the path of her life in the past couple of years. A few big changes include learning Sm’algya̱x, returning to school to pursue a degree in social welfare and exploring a new career path with an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) externship offered through a partnership between Sealaska and Central Council


Sukteeneidí Clan Raise Totem Pole

First Tlingit Totem to Stand in Craig, Alaska Hundreds gathered and traveled to Prince of Wales Island last weekend to witness the raising of the first Tlingit totem that now stands in the community of Craig. The Sukteeneidí Honor Totem Pole recognizes and holds up uncles of the dog salmon clan. Ed Thomas commissioned Tlingit master carver Jon Rowan to help bring to life the story behind the pole. At the top is a figure depicting uncles holding the clan


Sealaska Shares Advocacy Update in Policy Forum

Sealaska hosted a lunchtime policy update on Tuesday, September 13, to provide shareholders with up-to-date information about Sealaska’s public policy efforts. The policy committee, Naxtoo.aat / Wayi Wah / Hágwsdaa – each of which translates loosely to “Let’s Go!” – works to bring forth and advocate for state and federal policies that align with Sealaska’s vision and shareholder priorities. Sealaska director and policy committee chair ‘Wáahlaal Gíidaak Barbara Blake provided viewers with updates on the committee’s work, while ‘Kaa Ju

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