Sealaska’s land ownership through ANCSA is 1.6 percent of our original 23 million-acre homelands. Yet we have made solid contributions and advancements to the regional economy, environmental management and social and cultural well-being of our communities for more than 35 years.
The balanced land management structure outlined below can offer current benefits and continue to provide opportunity for generations to come.
Sealaska is building, acquiring and investing in businesses that align with its Alaskan Native heritage broadly categorized in land management, environmental monitoring/remediation, niche construction and natural foods. Sealaska Timber Corporation is the core business within our land management efforts.read more
Before Congress and the president approved House Resolution 3979, which included the Sealaska land entitlement bill, Sealaska Timber and contractors were uncertain if Sealaska would be in the timber industry in 2015.
“The law passed in the eleventh hour—literally as we were forced into considering shutting down operations at Sealaska Timber,” said Anthony Mallott, Sealaska president and CEO. “We have spent the last year strategizing to ensure a consistent smaller timber program can...read more
Sealaska Seeking Young, Passionate People for Career Tracjectory
Sealaska board and management’s commitment to operating Sealaska Timber in perpetuity opens the door to a broad range of career paths to support the industry. “Sealaska believes a local workforce is necessary for a sustainable second growth industry,” said Bob Girt, Sealaska Timber senior environmental compliance and community liaison specialist. Girt remembers his first day on the job with Sealaska. He...read more
Many of the changes from the new operational structure are largely behind the scenes, however, all stakeholders will notice improvements, according to Kleinhenz.
“Shareholders and community members will experience a single voice from Sealaska. They will also play an important role in planning processes and benefit from higher velocity communications and more values-focused action that will make even greater positive impacts. We will continue to build relationships and trust in order...read more
“Consumers are very excited about these products and flavors and we look forward to an ever deepening relationship with Haa Aaní economic development as we expand our market distribution and product offerings,” said Anne French, vice president marketing of Dear North.
Wild Alaska Spruce Salmon Bites is a smoked coho product, enhanced with the slight herbal infusion provided by spruce tips in the smoking process. The spruce tips are sourced directly from
Sealaska has advanced Haa Aaní’s purpose and commitment to the region by aligning our natural resource efforts with our economic development activities. Haa Aaní is now a holding company that includes Sealaska Timber and Alaska Coastal Aggregates.
“By elevating Haa Aaní to involve all of our natural resource efforts and community focused work, we can achieve our goal of creating meaningful financial benefit to...read more
The project is a collaboration with the Douglas Indian Association, Juneau Parks and Recreation and the Juneau School District. The effort will culminate with a proposed plaza at Savikko Park in Douglas; Alaska titled A Time for Healing. Sealaska directors approved a log donation request that will be used for two totem poles, one at the new plaza site and one for the Gastineau Elementary School in Douglas.
The state of Alaska passed legislation in 2013 recognizing March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. Sealaska is an advocate of the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act (H.R. 2387/ S. 1955) that would further amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to address obstacles in the original Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act provisions to allow for equitable allotment of land for Alaska Native Vietnam veterans. Sealaska Director Bill Thomas has been leading...read more
Sealaska’s short-term financial priority is to be profitable before investment and ANCSA Section7(i) income. As we approach accomplishing this priority, we are also driving strategic initiatives that will make Sealaska a stronger, more resilient company. Operational dividends are currently low because of the 2013 operational losses. Our strategic plan maintains a goal to increase operational income, which will stabilize the dividends to shareholders and begin to consistently grow the amount...read more