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CIRI buys North Wind, Inc., an environmental consulting company

January 5th, 2010 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Story from Localnews8.com/IDAHO FALLS – A huge announcement on Monday for a local company headquartered in Idaho Falls, it’s a consulting firm called North Wind Inc. The President, Sylvia Medina, announced that they’ve sold their company to CIRI, an Alaska Native corporation.  CIRI is an acronym for Cook Inlet Region, Inc. CONTINUE »

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Sealaska turns Headquarters into state’s first building heated by Biomass

December 29th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Nathan_Soboleff_photo_by_M.PennBy Kim Marquis | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Sealaska corporate executives are banking on the sometimes-truth, “If you build it, they will come,” by making a commitment to biomass as an energy source.

The company this month announced it will convert its Juneau headquarters from oil to a wood-fired boiler system. A stream of wood pellets will come from British Columbia until a regional provider can do it.

Sealaska‘s four-story building is too small to support the distribution system alone, so additional commercial building operators will have to follow Sealaska’s example and convert to biomass heat for the economics to work out.

Banking on others seeing the benefits is a risk, Sealaska Executive Vice President Rick Harris said.

“If you see me out there with a coal shovel next December you’ll know something didn’t work,” Harris said. CONTINUE »

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13th Regional Corporation in Trouble

December 11th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Jill Burke from Alaska Dispatch:

Unable to learn the whereabouts of corporation records, gain access to financial statements or get face and phone time with corporation board members, fed up shareholders in Alaska’s 13th Regional Corp. are searching for ways to force action and get answers.

The corporation’s disarray and disconnectedness to its shareholders is bad enough that a former board president, Liz Ross, has gathered paperwork to file a grievance against the corporation in federal court.

“You file and force them to come into compliance,” Ross explained, adding that the corporation, against its own rules, hasn’t held a required annual meeting in three years. CONTINUE »

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Doyon prepares candidate report cards for Fairbanks mayoral race

September 15th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Doyon_report_card(from Doyon.com)  In preparation for the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) mayoral election on October 6, Doyon recently distributed a questionnaire to the six mayoral candidates and prepared a report card based on all candidates’ responses to questions on topics including taxes, the economy, education, villages issues, and Alaska Native business involvement in FNSB discussions and decisions. The report card, which is part of Doyon’s Get Out the Native Vote initiative, is intended to educate voters on the issues and candidates, and encourage voters to “voice their choice” in the election next month. For the full report card, including candidates’ comments, click here to download.

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CIRI concludes 2009 Annual Meeting

June 19th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


36th Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CIRI shareholders elected two new directors and returned three incumbents to the CIRI Board of Directors at the company’s 2009 annual meeting held at the Central Peninsula Sports Center in Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, June 6.

Douglas W. Fifer, Jeffrey A. Gonnason, O.D. and Louis “Lou” Nagy Jr. were re-elected and Erik I. Frostad and Ted S. Kroto Sr. were elected to serve three-year terms on the 15-person CIRI Board of Directors. The Board met after the annual meeting and elected the following officers:

  • Chairman – Charles G. Anderson
  • Vice chairman – Patrick M. Marrs
  • Secretary – Thomas P. Huhndorf
  • Treasurer – Michael R. Boling
  • Assistant Secretary – Douglas W. Fifer
  • Assistant Treasurer – Penny L. Carty
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CHUGACH

May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard 1 Comment


chugach_buildingChugach Alaska Corporation (CAC) provides business services in base operations and facilities maintenance, general construction and construction management, oil and gas, civil engineering, information technology, telecommunications, environmental/oil spill response, metal fabrication, education, and employment services.

More than 2,200 shareholders of Aleut, Eskimo and Indian heritage elect the members of CAC’s Board of Directors. The board directs the CEO and President who are assisted by an experienced and qualified managerial staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

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The Aleut Corporation

May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


The Aleut Corporation Is Aleut Land

Lands selected by the Aleut Corporation include areas on the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian, Shumagin, and Pribilof Islands. Among the Corporation’s holdings is the village site of Attu and numerous historical and cemetery sites throughout the Aleut Region.

The Aleut Corporation Is Diversified

Operations of the Aleut Corporation and subsidiaries include Government Contracting, Telecommunications, Environmental Remediation, Fuel Sales, and Real Estate Management. The Company also participates in various partnerships, joint ventures and other business activities.

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DOYON

May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard 3 Comments


Doyon, Limited, the Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is a for-profit corporation with more than 17,500 shareholders. Doyon operates a diverse Family of Companies in industries including oil and gas, government contracting and tourism, and has built a strong reputation for innovation and technical expertise. As the largest private landowner in Alaska, and one of the largest in North America, Doyon also has a deep connection to the land, and actively pursues responsible natural resources development on its lands.

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CALISTA

May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Founded in 1972, Calista Corporation is the second largest of the 13 regional corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. It is a business corporation formed under state and federal laws, including the settlement act and its amendments. In the traditional Yup’ik language of our Region, the name “Calista” is derived from “Cali” which means work and “ista” which means someone or something which does. We work hard to help our customers achieve their missions and goals, and we base our methods and strategies on the highest ethical standards. Because of this, Calista is dedicated to following its Strategic Plan and building Shareholder Value. Our successful companies and strong revenue growth are evidence of this commitment, and will benefit our Shareholders both today and in the future.

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NANA Regional Corporation

May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard 2 Comments


The NANA region encompasses more than 38,000 square miles and is comprised of 11 villages

The NANA region encompasses more than 38,000 square miles and is comprised of 11 villages

Region

Comprised of 11 villages, the NANA Region is a vast, beautiful 38,000 square miles located in Northwest Alaska. The borders of our lands, and those of the region’s main governing body, the Northwest Arctic Borough, are the same and cover an area of land that is roughly the size of the state of Indiana. As a corporation, we manage the surface and subsurface rights of approximately 2.2 million acres of land in the region to the benefit of our 12,500 Iñupiat shareholders.

Shareholders

More than 7,300 people call the NANA region home. Of these, more than 85 percent of region’s residents are Iñupiat, descendants of the people who settled the region thousands of years ago. Subsistence plays a key role in the lives of shareholders. For centuries, the Iñupiat  have relied on hunting and fishing. For most families in the NANA region, the household economy is a mix of participation in  subsistence activities and full-time or part-time employment.

Subsistence is not just economic necessity – it also plays a strong cultural and social role – and the preservation of subsistence resources is a vital element of NANA shareholder cultural identity and values.

NANA Mission

We improve the quality of life for our people by maximizing economic growth, protecting and enhancing our lands, and promoting healthy communities with decisions, actions, and behaviors inspired by our Iñupiat Ilitqusiat values consistent with our core principles.

 NANA Lands

Today, NANA owns 2.28 million acres, or approximately 9.4 percent of the 24.3 million acres that comprise the NANA region. NANA  lands encompass an area that is roughly the size of Indiana. In 1972, a merger of the area’s regional corporation and ten of the eleven village corporations resulted in NANA’s ownership of both the surface and subsurface acreage, with the exception of the surface acreage Kikiktagruk Iñupiat Corporation (KIC) retained.The land selection and conveyance process is now largely completed, but the work of the NANA Lands Department continues to ensure that our rights are never again in question.

 Resources

 

Business Lines

NANA operations, which extend from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica across the continental United States to the Middle East and South Pacific, cover these four categories: engineering & construction; resource development; facilities management and logistics; and information technology and telecommunications. Our clients and partners are world-class professionals – petroleum and mining, private enterprise, and government operations.

Jobs at NANA – http://jobs.nana.com/careerscorp/

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