Q: Why does Sealaska have discretionary voting as part of its election process?
A: Discretionary voting is a common practice used by Sealaska and six other ANCSA regional corporations and is provided by Alaska law. Historically, about 25% of voting Sealaska shareholders have used this option. Sealaska shareholders have three choices to complete a proxy:
For decades, we have been coming together every other year during Celebration – as Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. It is a beautiful thing.
Over the years, much has changed, and yet, much has stayed the same. Technology changes every few months. Leaders change every few decades. We have made progress in some areas. We have regressed in others. Many of the challenges that we face are the same as they were forty years ago....read more
In mid-May, we visited with nearly a thousand Sealaska shareholders, sharing updates about Sealaska and taking the time to listen and learn about each community’s concerns and ideas. To everyone who welcomed us and shared a meal with us, we thank you.
“The purpose of community meetings is to rekindle and nurture relationships, not only with Sealaska but with each other – between shareholders, board of directors, staff and communities,” outgoing Board Youth Advisor Nicole George...read more
The former professional basketball player from Hydaburg, Alaska is now Sealaska’s Director of Youth and Community Development. His role and passion is to mentor and motivate Southeast Alaska and Pacific Northwest youth so they can eventually serve and enhance their communities and Native organizations.
“Since the age of 14, basketball was my life. Over my athletic career, coaches and many others guided me in a positive direction through encouragement, tough conversations and passion...read more
Damen Bell-Holter will meet with students, host basketball camps and speak at Sealaska community meetings in Southeast Alaska and Washington State communities.">Share 0 Comments
Sealaska’s financial strength comes from three income sources, all showing significant increases in 2017 compared to 2016. The three net income sources include operations, investments and income generated from Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA) Section 7(i) revenue sharing.
Heavy financial losses in 2013 prompted Sealaska to recreate itself, transitioning its business strategy to investing in companies in Alaska and Pacific Northwest that work toward enhancing the health and...read more
The board of directors met at the end of March, and we are all excited about Sealaska’s financial performance. The results will be published in the 2017 annual report, showing one of our most successful operating years to date. Shareholders can look for the annual report in their mailboxes in early May. We set a high bar for our management team, and we proved to ourselves that we can be successful. We will...read more
TRAYLS blends experiential education, on the job training, career counseling and job placement for youth in Southeast Alaska to get on the path to higher education and employment in natural resource stewardship. Youth can apply who are interested in learning natural resource management practices including wildlife habitat mapping, salmon stream surveys, road condition surveys, field archeology and others.
Damen is now Sealaska's new Director of Community and Youth Programming. The program will focus on helping young people in Southeast Alaska communities gain leadership and career-planning skills.
Damen grew up in Hydaburg playing high school basketball at Mt. Edgecumbe, going on to play Division One college basketball and professionally in the U.S. and Europe. Since leaving basketball, Damen has pursued his passion of giving back to his community, serving as a role model for kids...read more