Sealaska has actively engaged in the political process, advocating on behalf of our shareholders and Native communities for decades. It follows a practice begun in 1912 with the formation of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood.
Sealaska has 23,000 shareholders living across all 50 states, and we know they are going to have varying opinions on any given issue. With respect to advocacy and policy, Alaska Natives from Southeast Alaska have always been collaborative...read more
As the prime contractor, Sealaska will oversee the installation of a renewable energy system at a National Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Virginia, providing solar energy and “clean” power. The building will be a demonstration site for other National Weather Service regions across the country. This project is...read more
Watch a live stream of the main stage at Elders & Youth including dance groups and keynote speakers beginning Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m. AKDT. Hear stories and encouraging messages from both youth and elders at FirstAlaskans.org. View Elders & Youth 2018 agenda...read more
Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN). Participation in AFN provides Sealaska with a forum to address statewide issues of concern to the Alaska Native community, as well as to highlight issues specific to Southeast Alaska. It allows us to be a part of the dialogue as AFN defines the annual priorities of the organization that will be presented to the State and to the Federal government. As Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, we have a long history of political engagement and advocacy, and AFN is a strong partner in continuing the important mission of advocacy on behalf of our Native people. Every year prior to AFN, Alaskans gather to dialogue and lift up Native youth, strengthened by the wisdom of elders, at the First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference. Join Sealaska at both events in person or online October 15-20.">Share 0 Comments
Ballot Measure 1 in the upcoming Alaska general election seeks to eliminate Alaska’s current science-based fish habitat protections and replace them with red tape and complex regulations, which threatens Alaska’s economy without solving the problem. The writers and funders of Ballot Measure 1 did not consult a diverse representation of groups closest to this issue nor the Alaskan agencies that would enforce these untested regulations. Current regulations protecting Alaskan salmon runs are...read more
This year, Sealaska Corporation headquarters officially became a tobacco-free campus and is the first Alaska Native Corporation in the State of Alaska to implement such a policy. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) commends Sealaska for protecting their employees, shareholders, tenants, and visitors from secondhand smoke and for taking affirmative steps to change tobacco use norms among Alaska Native people for generations to come.
Sealaska recently announced it was accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its board following the passing of Director Ross Soboleff. After his passing in July, we reflected on what made him a great Sealaska board member. He was thoughtful, deliberate, humble – a gentle and calming force on the board – and with that came effectiveness. His leadership will be missed, but we look to only strengthen ourselves with his legacy.
Through the application process Ross helped...read more
“Gregg is a terrific business with excellent people who take pride in their work and bring passion and innovation to solving client problems. It is a company that truly values its employees and as a result is an excellent fit with the open, learning operating culture that Sealaska is building. It is also well placed to play a role in helping solve the growing challenges around water supply and coastal engineering in the western U.S.,” said Terry Downes, Sealaska’s Chief Operating Officer...read more
Gregg Drilling and Testing, Inc., a leading marine drilling and geotechnical services company headquartered in southern California. ">Share 0 Comments
(left) Tsimshian descendant Andrew Wysocki, 2018 Sealaska communications intern, kayaks with fellow interns in Auke Bay in Juneau. (right) Interns participate in an improvisation workshop during intern development week in Juneau, Alaska.
Several times this spring, my grandmother and parents urged me to apply for Sealaska’s ten-week summer internship. They saw it as a great source of experience and told me to take advantage of the opportunity in front of...read more
The Klawock community came together in late August and stood up a totem pole representing all branches of the U.S. military. The totem now stands in the newly named Veterans Memorial Totem Park.
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, a member of both the Senate Armed Forces and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, was a guest speaker at the event. “Alaska has more veterans per capita than any other state in the country. Even more special in my view, Alaska Natives serve at...read more
(left) Sealaska intern Janae Vieira prepares salmon during intern development week. (right) Janae Vieira and Jared Littlefield, her supervisor, lead a tour of Odyssey Foods' fish processing and packaging lines for Sealaska interns.
Most internships involve showing up in business casual or professional attire, but not for Odyssey Foods intern Janae Vieira. Once she arrives at the warehouse in Seattle’s industrial district, she takes off any jewelry and...read more