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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 Unifies Businesses Around Ocean Health & Working Together

For several years, Sealaska has been building a business platform that revolves around fostering healthy oceans. Now, with global expertise in geotechnical services, data sciences, marine construction, sustainable seafood and more, it’s time for Sealaska’s businesses to share an ocean-health identity. Part of that identity involves giving the platform a name. Woocheen is a name that was carefully chosen for the deep meaning of the Tlingit word – Wooch.éen – that inspired it, a word that speaks to working holistically

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Sealaska Announces Spring 2022 Distribution

Sealaska’s board of directors approved a $21.3 million distribution to shareholders when it met Friday, April 8. The spring distribution is made up of $7.5 million from Sealaska’s business operations, $2.6 million from the Marjorie V. Young (MVY) Shareholder Permanent Fund and $11.2 million in Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Section 7(j) natural-resource revenues. The distribution will be issued to shareholders on Friday, April 22.     The distribution demonstrates Sealaska’s financial strength and the continued growth of business operations, which have

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Workforce Development at Sealaska

Sealaska’s financial success allows for increased investment in workforce and career development, a priority consistently reflected in shareholder surveys. Sealaska seeks shareholder input and invests in areas highlighted by shareholders. Through increased support for workforce development, Sealaska helps shareholders and descendants advance professionally, grow into leadership roles and give back to their communities. Sealaska’s communications team recently had the opportunity to sit down with Senior Director of Shareholder Development Tesla Cox to talk about what opportunities 2022 has in store

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Your Questions – Answered! Spring 2022 Distribution

Sealaska’s spring 2022 distribution will be announced on Friday, April 8. Distributions are just one of many benefits Sealaska provides to shareholders and descendants, including educational and professional development programs like shareholder and workforce development opportunities; vocational training, scholarships and internships; and donations to community and cultural programs. Answers to frequently asked questions about the distribution process and timeline are below. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Contact us at corpcomm@Sealaska.com and we’ll track down the information you need.  Q: What is

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Sealaska Settlement Trust FAQs

Sealaska shareholders approved a resolution to establish the Sealaska Settlement Trust by a margin greater than three to one during the 2021 shareholder election. The trust frees Sealaska shareholders from paying federal income tax on their dividends. It will also reduce Sealaska’s tax obligation to the federal government in the future. Sealaska will work to ensure the trust is accountable to shareholders and has created processes and policies that aim to maximize the benefits we can offer shareholders. Please read

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Sealaska Announces Spring 2022 Distribution Schedule

Sealaska’s deep connection to Southeast Alaska and to Indigenous wisdom informs its choices as a business to strive for balance and well-being in its operations and on behalf of its shareholders. Sealaska’s focus on ocean health businesses has led to another successful year.   The Sealaska board of directors is scheduled to meet Friday, April 8, and will approve the spring distribution amount. An announcement of the distribution date and amount will be published Friday afternoon on MySealaska.com, the Sealaska eNews

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Sealaska Mourns the Passing of Rep. Don Young

Sealaska was saddened to learn of the passing of Alaska U.S. Representative Don Young, and would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Congressman Young served our state since 1973 and has been a staunch and loyal supporter of Sealaska and our Alaska Native community over the years. Congressman Young was a tireless advocate on behalf of Sealaska’s “landless” communities over many decades. Five southeast communities were left out of the Alaska

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Sealaska Student Sponsorship Opportunity

Sealaska is providing opportunity for students to experience education enhancement and career development outside of the classroom! Apply to be a Sealaska-sponsored student to attend events that give access to career paths and inspiring networks. Our sponsorship criteria vary by opportunity. In general, sponsorship stipulation includes: Must be a Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder Must be a current student Must be at least 18 years old Be prepared to provide a resume, unofficial transcript, and short application essay

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Sealaska Hosts Protected Species Observer Training

Sealaska’s first Protected Species Observer training program, held Feb. 17-18, resulted in successful completion by 23 Sealaska shareholders and descendants, who are now ready to work on construction sites, on fishing and weather vessels and elsewhere to monitor impacts on federally protected species like walrus, orcas and humpback whales. A unique profession in the marine industry, Protected Species Observers (PSOs) are certified professionals trained in protected species monitoring and mitigation procedures.  The program recently offered by Sealaska accepts Indigenous knowledge

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Celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich

The Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) Grand Camp organizations brought Alaska Native leaders together to celebrate the life and legacy of Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich during a virtual event held Wednesday, February 16. Peratrovich is remembered as a powerful Tlingit civil rights leader who served in the ANS alongside her husband Roy who served in the ANB. Elizabeth is honored for her work that helped pass the nation’s first anti-discrimination law. The State of Alaska recognizes February 16 as

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AP&T and Sealaska Team Up to Promote Clean Energy in Rural Southeast Communities

Sealaska and Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) have teamed up to offer AP&T customers on Prince of Wales Island and in Haines, Skagway and Gustavus a significant incentive to upgrade their home heating to a more sustainable, less expensive alternative. Sealaska is expanding on an existing offer from AP&T that provides a $500 incentive to any customer who switches to a heat pump for home heating versus home heating oil or diesel. Sealaska shareholder households in the impacted communities are

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About Sealaska Elder Benefits

As Sealaska celebrates its first 50 years of history, we can look back with great pride in the knowledge that the early leaders of our company sought to ensure Elders are recognized and cared for through additional shareholder benefits. The Elders’ Settlement Trust was established at the same time, which provides a one-time payment to shareholders when they turn 65. (To qualify, you must have owned stock in Sealaska in 1991.)  Today, about 5,000 shareholders are 65 years of age

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