Attention Landless Sealaska Shareholders

Sealaska Landless shareholders will be receiving a letter in the mail if you are a Shareholder who:

  • Originally enrolled in one of the five communities
  • Have received gifted or inherited shares from an original shareholder from one of the five communities

When the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was approved in 1971, the federal legislation created 12 regional Native corporations and numerous village corporations. In Southeast Alaska, five communities (Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell) were left out of ANCSA and are often referred to as landless communities. Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to amend ANCSA to allow the five land communities to form corporations. At this time, Congress has not yet enacted legislation.

Sealaska Landless shareholders will be receiving a letter in the mail if you are a Shareholder who:

  • Originally enrolled in one of the five communities
  • Have received gifted or inherited shares from an original shareholder from one of the five communities

Sealaska will provide Landless shareholder names and contact information by September 25, 2015 to the Landless representatives, unless you want to “OPT-OUT”. 

To “OPT-OUTfill out the form on the back of the letter you will be receiving and return to Sealaska in the postage pre-paid envelope enclosed.  We must receive the form by September 25, 2015.

If you do not receive an “OPT-OUT” letter by September 20, 2015, but should have been a recipient, please contact the Corporate Secretary Department at 907-586-1512.

Please watch your mail for additional details.

Click here to view sample letter.

 

 

 

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