The Prince of Wales community came together on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for the annual Distinguished Men & Women of 2017 event, sponsored by HOPE. HOPE is a domestic violence prevention and advocacy program that serves all communities on Prince of Wales Island.
We are delighted to announce, www.MySealaska.com has a new look, beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017. The look and navigation for MySealaska.com is new as well as incorporating our Southeast communities. MySealaska is a portal that offers shareholders an easy way to change addresses, sign up for beneficial programs like direct deposit, obtain income verification or access forms like a testamentary.
A new company has been formed that is jointly owned by Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. and Odyssey Foods, LLC and the companies will merge their sales and operations into a single entity. Merging the two marketing and value-added processing businesses will result in greater efficiencies and economies of scale and enhance the product mix available to customers.
Sealaska is saddened at the loss of Ḵeixwnéi, Nora Dauenhauer. Nora along with her husband Richard, documented Tlingit history through scholarly writing and through extensive research to uphold Tlingit history, culture and language. Nora Dauenhauer is remembered as an accomplished writer, poet, linguist, researcher and respected elder.
24-year-old Haldane has spent the summer collecting water quality samples for Sealaska Environmental Services (SES). His internship took him from Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands to several sites throughout Washington State. The data from the samples he’s collected will be used by SES’s clients to help protect the environment, especially water ecosystems.
Sealaska employed 18 interns this summer. Leanna Owen, Sierra Wilson, Nicole George and Averie Mesack were placed at Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) in Juneau, Alaska. They reflected on their work at SHI and what they learned from their experiences.
Sealaska’s internship program offers shareholders and descendants a summer of professional experience. Interns work in departments such as accounting, environmental, natural resources, corporate communications, software development and cultural non-profit. Interns are offered competitive compensation, travel expenses and a housing stipend.