Albert Kookesh is stepping down as board chairman for Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast. He’ll leave the post at the same time Sealaska CEO Chris McNeil retires.
Democratic candidate for governor Byron Mallott visited Sitka on Wednesday night. He discussed his opposition to SB21, expressed support for the Sealaska land bill, and reminisced about time spent in Sitka.
Most Sealaska shareholders will get a $713 check or direct deposit in about two weeks.
A Southeast Alaska Native corporation and a conservation group are combining forces to try to spur sustainable regional development.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s version of the Sealaska lands bill has passed out of its only committee of referral.
Sealaska and the Sitka Tribe have reached an agreement on the management of Redoubt Lake Falls -- when, and if, the property is ever conveyed by the federal government. Representatives from both organizations met in a signing ceremony Friday afternoon (6-14-13) in Sitka.
A smaller, stopgap Sealaska land bill is on the back burner – at least for now. But the full measure is scheduled for markup during a congressional hearing this week.
The revised Sealaska land bill will have its first Senate hearing on Thursday.
Sealaska’s approximately 21,000 shareholders will get their spring dividends around April 12th. Sealaska’s Board of Directors approved the distribution at a meeting today at its Juneau headquarters.
Alaska’s congressional delegation today introduced new Sealaska land-selection bills. Both would turn about 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest over to Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.