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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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‘How to Enroll’ Guide Makes Descendant Application Easy

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.

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New Youth Opportunity

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

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Sealaska Encourages Support for Mary Peltola for Congress

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 –

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Causeway Geotech to Join Sealaska’s Ocean Health Business Platform

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

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Causeway Geotech Brings Skill and Passion for People and Planet to Sealaska’s Ocean Health Work

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

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Blood Quantum Resolution Passes, Incumbents Retained in Sealaska Election

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

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Q&A: Enrollment for Class D (Descendant) Stock

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

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New Language Award Honors Founding Sealaska Director Clarence Jackson Sr.

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

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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

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Sealaska Scholarship Gives Confidence Boost to Shareholder Recipient

“I know they believe in me and they want to continue to see me succeed.” This spring, 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. Nirvana Ramos is pursing a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a strategic and organizational communication

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Shareholder Participation Committee Approves Resolution to Support Blood Quantum Measure

Sealaska’s Shareholder Participation Committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution in support of the removal of blood quantum from Sealaska’s eligibility requirements when it met the week of June 6 in Juneau.   Sealaska shareholders will decide this month whether applicants should have to prove they have at least one-quarter Alaska Native blood quantum to qualify for Class D (Descendant) stock.   The Sealaska Shareholder Participation Committee was established in 2019 to help better connect Sealaska with its shareholders. There are three chapters of

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Sealaska’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held Saturday, June 25

Sealaska’s more than 23,000 shareholders are invited to join us in person and virtually on Saturday, June 25 for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at Centennial Hall in Juneau and streaming live on MySealaska.com. The meeting will include the results of this year’s election for four open seats on the Sealaska board as well as the resolution on this year’s proxy to eliminate the blood quantum requirement for Class D (Descendant) stock. The meeting will also feature: A celebration

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