Earlier this week the skies over Eagle Beach in Sitka were filled with smoke and steam, as a carving team worked to transform a cedar dugout into an elegant, seaworthy canoe.
Sealaska shareholders are deciding whether to impose term limits on the corporation’s board. They're also considering nine candidates for four board seats.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.
Sealaska just released its 2015 annual report, which illustrates its financial ups and downs. Those affect more than 22,000 shareholders, who receive dividends twice a year.
Sealaska Corp.'s approximately 22,000 tribal members will each get between $129 and $1,082, depending on their status.
A longtime critic of Sealaska is campaigning to limit the terms of the regional Native corporation’s board of directors. Previous efforts have failed.
Haines, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Tenakee were left out of 1971’s Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which gave land, money and corporate status to many other communities. The new bill tries to change that.
Alaska’s largest regional Native corporation will distribute $12.9 million this month.
Sealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first parcels cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.
One of 2014’s largest Southeast Alaska issues didn’t even start in the state.