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Running as an Independent Nominee for the Sealaska Board

Sealaska shareholders who are interested in running as an independent candidate for the board of directors have until Friday, March 25, 2022, to complete the nominee’s application.  

In the videos below, Sealaska Chair Joe Nelson discusses the application and what type of experience Sealaska needs around the boardroom table. 

If you are interested in running as an independent candidate, you can read through the nominee’s packet and complete the application online at Please note you need to be logged in to complete.  

Here are a few FAQs about the independent-nominee process.  

Q: What are the qualifications to run as independent candidate? 
A: Election bylaws require individuals to be a holder of voting Sealaska shares, and be 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination. Full eligibility requirements can be viewed in the nominee’s application here

Q: Can I file my nominee’s packet online?  
A: Yes, online filing for Sealaska’s independent nominee’s application began Feb. 10, 2022, and closes on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. AKDT. Candidates can also file a paper application.  

Q:  When do I need to get my information to Sealaska so it can be published in the proxy?  
A:  Independent candidates must complete the online nominee’s packet by March 25, 2022 or submit a paper application no later than 5 p.m. AKDT March 25, 2022 to the Corporate Secretary’s office via email ( or fax (907-586-2304).  

Q:  How do I reach shareholders to campaign as an independent candidate?  
A:  Independent candidates can have a photo and biography included as part of Sealaska’s printed and web-based proxy solicitation materials, or they can choose not to. You can still run as an independent candidate without having your information in Sealaska’s proxy, but you will be responsible for your own proxy solicitation efforts. All candidates must comply with Sealaska’s bylaws and state laws governing Alaska Native corporation elections. 

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