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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’s Board Now Features Strong Female Majority

Saturday’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders Included Election Results, New Logo, Shareholder Survey Data and Report on 2020 Financial Performance  Sealaska’s 48th annual meeting of shareholders closed Saturday with the announcement of shareholders’ selections to fill the five available seats on the company’s board of directors and the green light for the company to move forward with establishment of a settlement trust.   Three board-endorsed incumbents, Board Chair Joe Nelson (Kaaxúxgu), Barbara Cadiente-Nelson (X’ashk’ugé) and Nicole Hallingstad (Ch’aak’ Tlaa) were re-elected by shareholders. (Nelson and Cadiente-Nelson are not related.) New to the board this year is Liz Medicine Crow (La quen náay), who was selected to run as

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Q&A on the Supreme Court’s CARES Act Ruling

Sealaska issued a statement expressing its position on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, June 25 that settled litigation over whether Alaska Native Corporations qualify for federal CARES Act funding. Click here to read Sealaska’s statement. Answers to additional questions shareholders and tribal citizens may have on the decision and Sealaska’s role are below. What does the Supreme Court ruling mean for Alaska Native Corporations? With its ruling in favor of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal promise to Alaska Natives

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today affirms the critical importance of our nation’s support for Alaska Natives, many of whom live in remote, rugged environments with limited infrastructure and services, including healthcare. Alaska Native communities face longstanding vulnerabilities that worsen their coronavirus risk, and Alaska Native Corporations are uniquely positioned to assist them.  At Sealaska, we have been working in close coordination with our tribes to support our Alaska Native people and rural communities throughout the pandemic crisis. Prior to

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Join Sealaska Online for Our Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Sealaska’s annual meeting of shareholders will be held online on Saturday, June 26, 2021. In addition to the annual business presentation, updates on key initiatives and election results this year’s meeting will include the unveiling of Sealaska’s newly updated brand and logo mark. Directors and management will share updates about Sealaska activity, successes and key investments. They will also answer questions from shareholders about Sealaska’s business and initiatives. Questions can be submitted via a survey available here. The Independent Inspector

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Sealaska Early Bird Prize Winners Announced

Here it is, shareholders – the moment you’ve been waiting for! (That is, if you voted your proxy by the early-bird deadline of Friday, June 4.) Winners of the early-bird voting incentive prizes are listed below. It’s not too late to get in on the twin benefits of being involved and active in your company and being eligible for prizes. Each shareholder who returns a valid proxy by 5 p.m. AKDT on June 25, 2021 (online, in the mail, delivery

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Memorial for Tlingit Leader and Sealaska Director Albert Kookesh to be Live Streamed

Sealaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will offer a live web stream from Angoon to share the memorial service for the late Tlingit leader Kaasháan, Albert Kookesh. The ceremony is scheduled at 6 pm (AKDT), Friday, June 4. The service will be available through the MySealaska website and open to the public via YouTube. All loved ones, friends, acquaintances and well-wishers are welcome to tune in. Kookesh Walked Into The Forest on May 28 at his home in Angoon surrounded

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Sealaska Director Albert Kookesh Leaves a Lasting Legacy of Service and Cultural Revitalization

Hearts are heavy at Sealaska after the passing of Sealaska director Albert Kookesh, Tlingit leader, former senator, business owner and fierce advocate for Alaska Natives. Albert died at his home in Angoon, surrounded by family, his children and grandchildren. “Today, we mourn the loss of a colleague, a friend, a champion of Alaska Native people,” said Sealaska Chair Joe Nelson. “Although the void felt at Sealaska will be profound, we can all celebrate a life well-lived – a life of

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Congratulations, High School Graduates!

High school graduations are taking place this month, with many students receiving their hard-earned diplomas. High school can be hard to navigate, and learning during a global pandemic has been a new challenge for our young students. The class of 2021 has shown what true perseverance is. “This past year has seen tremendous educational disruption and required great dedication and effort from students,” acknowledged Sealaska President & CEO Anthony Mallott. “We all share pride in your accomplishments, your resiliency and

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Gregg Drilling cleans up groundwater with new injection technology

At Vandenberg Air Force base in 2019, Air Force staff and partners were focused on cleansing groundwater that had been polluted with chlorinated hydrocarbons, runoff from solvents that were used to spray down missile engines prior to launch. But the challenge was bigger than toxins in the water. Threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp, red-legged frogs and other endemic species in a nearby stream had to be protected from both the pollutants and their treatment. Vandenberg encompasses 42 miles of some of the most pristine central California coastline and habitat types, including coastal dunes, wetlands and freshwater marshes. The nearly 100,000-acre base,

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Q&A with Sealaska President & CEO Anthony Mallott – 2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Sealaska annual report was sent to shareholders on May 5, 2021. Sealaska’s communications team met with President & CEO Anthony Mallott to get his thoughts on last year’s performance and describe how the company’s ocean health businesses are leading to increased shareholder benefits. The full annual report is available online by clicking here. What are the highlights from 2020 from a financial perspective? We were incredibly fortunate to be able to provide more dividends, more programs and more

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Recognizing Albert Kookesh (Kaasháan) For His Service and Positive Contributions to Sealaska

Sealaska is deeply grateful for the service of two of its board members who have chosen not to seek another term on the board. These two men have contributed mightily to our company, and their service and commitment to our people has been of incalculable value. Sealaska director Albert Kookesh, formally announced he will not seek another term on the Sealaska Board of Directors. Albert’s term will end at the 2021 annual meeting. Albert has been a member of the

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New Board-Endorsed Candidates Announced as Two Longtime Sealaska Directors Step Down

Two of Sealaska’s long-serving directors, Senator Albert Kookesh and Tate London, have decided not to seek another term on the board this year. “Both directors have fulfilled the purpose and mission of Sealaska while serving on behalf of our shareholders,” said Joe Nelson, Sealaska Chair. “We are forever indebted for their service.” The decision by Kookesh and London left two board seats open for new candidates on Sealaska’s team of board-endorsed nominees. La quen náay Liz Medicine Crow and Aan Shawatk’i  Sarah Dybdahl were selected from among nearly 50 highly qualified applicants to

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