When it comes to starting your career, diverse experiences can open more doors for you.
To help prepare shareholders and their descendants for professional careers, we started our internship program in the early 1980s. Since then, over 400 shareholders and shareholder descendants have participated in our program.
We are especially excited by the opportunity to grow a seafood business that provides consumers high quality Alaskan seafood tied to a story of how our own people have sustained themselves on seafood for the 10,000 + years in Southeast Alaska.
Sealaska’s seafood platform begin with Independent Packers Corporation (IPC) in 2016. Two new investments were made in 2017 with companies that purchase, process and market high quality seafood products.
Sealaska and its subsidiary management and staff have worked tirelessly to meet that goal. Sealaska’s three primary sources of income are as follows:
Sealaska Operations continue to achieve substantial growth in profitability from its actively managed business endeavors. This has been a major initiative for the last several years and will continue to be going forward.
Sealaska Foods has co-invested in two new seafood companies during 2017. First is
MySealaska.com is the simplest way to manage and access your shareholder information and keep in touch with Sealaska.
Two months ago, Sealaska launched a campaign to bring awareness to the new and improved MySealaska.com shareholder portal site. Thank you to everyone who signed up for a MySealaska account, signed up for direct deposit and filled out a testamentary. And thank you to everyone who had already signed up for those features. We saw an 11...read more
Over the last few years, Sealaska analyzed and selected the lands that will be set aside into a carbon offset program. Instead of logging these lands for their timber, Sealaska set them aside and created a carbon bank. The trees will store carbon emissions from the atmosphere through a process called carbon sequestration. One major benefit of doing this is to protect watersheds in communities such as Hydaburg, which support healthy runs of salmon and clean, safe supplies of drinking water....read more
The 28 participants started with planks of plain cedar from Southeast Alaska, and each walked away with a unique and traditional canoe paddle. Sealaska donated and delivered those cedar planks free of charge and assisted in travel expenses for the instructors to the three-day workshop.
“The Native spirit there brought tears to my eyes,” says Bill Bennett, General Manager for Sealaska Coastal Aggregates. He has managed the Sealaska Carving Program for over 20 years.
Sealaska Construction Solutions has begun reconstruction of the Lena Beach Recreation Area in Juneau, Alaska. Along with building new picnic shelters, aligning and reconstructing the road and improving parking, they...read more
These students were about to begin a summer of building trails, mapping wildlife habitats and maintaining watersheds for the TRAYLS program, which stands for Training Rural Alaskan Youth Leaders & Students. It’s like summer camp, but you work outside – that’s the best way to describe it.
Girt is the Sr. Environmental Compliance and Liaison Specialist for Sealaska Timber, and he was part of winning a grant to develop the TRAYLS program. He saw it as an...read more
GCI is collaborating with the Walter Kaitz Foundation to offer a fellowship program to two Alaska Native content creators—from directors to producers to playwrights— as part of an effort to promote Alaska Native culture and content in films, television and online entertainment. Through the month of November, GCI will accept applications for the program which provides exclusive entry to the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s 9th Hollywood Creative Forum in Los Angeles, California, with the goal of...read more
The deadline is fast approaching for claimants in the Cobell vs. Salazar Settlement who are on the “Whereabouts Unknown” list to supply information to the claims administrators. Those Alaska Natives on this list, or their heirs, may be eligible for payments under the settlement. The deadline to file documents for payment is November 27, 2017.