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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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Law Student Finds Support, Connection with Sealaska

“Knowing Sealaska is rooting for me is much more meaningful than just the money.”  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.   Jess Johnson is currently finishing up her second year of law school at Syracuse University. She plans to

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Celebration’s Return Highlights the Achievements of Sealaska Heritage Institute

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s famed Celebration kicked off Wednesday, June 8 in Juneau after four long years and the community is abuzz with the energy of dancers and singers assembling from around Southeast Alaska and beyond. Celebration began in 1982 as an opportunity to celebrate the cultural survival of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian and to share those cultures with the public. This year’s event will feature more than 1,200 dancers from 28 dance groups and thousands more attendees during the

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Ancestor Energy Helps Edwell John Jr. in Pursuit of Doctorate Degree

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. For the 2022-2023 school year, Sealaska proudly granted scholarships totaling $1,166,227 to 426 awardees.   “My ancestors are watching and cheering me on.”   Edwell John Jr. is pursuing a doctorate in executive leadership with

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Sealaska Board Adds $25 Million to Shareholder Permanent Fund

In April, the Sealaska board approved a resolution to add $25 million in earnings from Sealaska’s carbon sequestration program to the Marjorie V. Young Shareholder Permanent Fund. The $25 million addition brings the balance of the fund to more than $175 million. The addition will help provide stability to distributions from the fund if shareholders approve the 2022 proxy resolution to eliminate the blood quantum requirement for enrollment, which will result in thousands of newly eligible shareholders. “It seems fitting

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#NativeEnough Discussion Guide

Discussing blood quantum with friends and family can be challenging because no matter how you feel about the issue, it often strikes at the very core of who you are or how you would like to be perceived. We believe shareholder-to-shareholder conversations about this issue are critical to deepening understanding. The following questions are provided to help shareholders discuss the issue. For answers to frequently asked questions about blood quantum and the 2022 Sealaska proxy resolution, please click here or

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Sealaska Announces $1.2 Million in Scholarship Awards

Sealaska announced today that it will award $1.2 million in scholarships to 426 recipients for the 2022-2023 school year. Scholarships were awarded to full- and part-time degree-seeking students as well as students enrolled in vocational-technical programs. Sealaska prioritizes investing in education and is dedicated to supporting Indigenous students seeking to further their education. Sealaska partners with Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) to provide scholarships and other educational programs to benefit shareholders and descendants. Scholarships are funded by Sealaska and administered by

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In-Person Juneau Community Meeting Canceled, Event to be Held Virtually Instead

Sealaska announced Monday, May 23 that the Juneau Community Meeting scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 25 at Centennial Hall in Juneau will now take place as a virtual event only due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Juneau.   The City and Borough of Juneau recently updated its recommendations to include indoor masking in Juneau among other precautions as cases doubled from the previous week’s case count. The Community Case Rate in Juneau is now more than 774 per 100,000

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Sealaska Voting Action Alert: Special Election by Mail

Alaska’s primary for the special election to fill our open Congressional seat has begun. This seat was held by the late Congressman Don Young for nearly fifty years – and now, forty-eight candidates are running to fill it. This election will be the first to utilize Alaska’s new voting system. The June primary, for which ballots have already been sent, will be conducted primarily by mail. Voters will select one out of the 48 candidates – their top choice –

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Sealaska Shareholders, Descendants Discuss Blood Quantum Resolution

Sealaska shareholders and descendants gathered online for a person-to-person discussion of the company’s resolution on the 2022 proxy that would eliminate the requirement to document blood quantum in order to be eligible to apply for Sealaska descendant shares. The event, held the evening of Monday, May 9, was designed to allow shareholders and descendants to discuss amongst themselves the implications and considerations associated with the vote. More than 100 shareholders participated. Stripping the blood quantum requirement will make eligible up

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Sealaska Partners with Red Cross to Provide Community Emergency Vehicle

Vehicle will allow the Red Cross to assist more families in Southeast communities Sealaska has sponsored a Community Emergency Vehicle (CEV) to be based in Juneau. This vehicle will enable Red Cross staff and volunteers to provide support and relief to southeast Alaska communities. “The Dodge Promaster van will be used to serve communities efficiently and effectively. Having this additional resource in our southeast towns means the Red Cross can be there when we are needed to help those affected

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New System, Multiple Elections: Key Information for Alaska Voters in 2022

Alaska voters will face a series of elections between now and November — a special primary and general election to fill the seat left vacant when Congressman Don Young passed in March, and a regularly scheduled primary and general election in August and November. The special election, which is already underway, will be the first time Alaskan voters choose a candidate using the state’s new open primary and ranked-choice voting system. “The Alaska Native vote is powerful in Alaska, and

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Upcoming Events – Spring/Summer 2022

After two years of meeting virtually, Sealaska is excited to welcome shareholders back to in-person events this spring!   Shareholders and descendants are invited to join Sealaska – including representatives from Shareholder Relations, Shareholder Development, board and leadership, Corporate Communications and more – at one or more of the many upcoming events. Each event will offer participants the chance to learn about business priorities and recent developments, Sealaska’s ocean health vision and upcoming workforce development opportunities, as well as update

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