Nearly fifty years ago, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) authorized the creation of Sealaska – and it was all about compensation for taking land. Native land. Since then, ANCSA corporations have become large engines powered by exporting natural resources and contracting with the federal government. I never want to minimize the validity of these industries. However, I predict that responsible, long-term and sustainable businesses that account for people and the planet will...read more
As a public space that fosters a sense of community while sheltering important native plant and wildlife species, Lena Beach has long been known as a place for locals to picnic, swim or just enjoy nature. Sealaska recently completed a substantial renovation of this iconic recreation area, which will also strengthen pink and coho salmon runs and improve access and preserve the beach for the future.
Since the early 1980s, Sealaska’s internship program has been offering shareholders and shareholder descendants paid professional work experience and on-the-job training throughout Sealaska and its businesses.
This summer, interns worked in numerous departments across Sealaska such as environmental monitoring, natural resource stewardship, communications, construction management and cultural non-profit.
“I've grown up knowing that as Tlingit people we are the stewards of the air...read more
This is the first story in a series featuring the 2018 Sealaska summer interns. See the businesses through their eyes, understand their impact on Sealaska and experience the reconnection with their Alaska Native roots.
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This program is a result of Sealaska’s growing financial strength and ongoing feedback from shareholders in support of meaningful benefits that make a difference in shareholders’ lives and reflect our Native values of helping one another through challenging times.
Deishú roughly translates to “the beginning and the end of the road, eternal journey” in Tlingit and is an area used by the Chilkat village that...read more
Shareholders heard from Sealaska’s management and its board about how the company continues to transform its financial success into added value for its shareholders by increasing shareholder dividends, dedicating more money to scholarships and creating a new bereavement benefit.
Sealaska received a warm welcome from the Wrangell community including a local dance group performance and opening remarks from Wrangell leadership including Mayor Dave Jack, Cooperative Association President...read more
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: