Sealaska defends Kookesh; continues land effort

Sealaska Corporation says alleged threats made by its board chairman will not derail efforts to get a lands-selection bill through Congress. Albert Kookesh, also a state senator, was part of a corporate delegation visiting a recent Craig City Council meeting. Sealaska officials pushed local leaders to support its proposed takeover of valuable timberlands on Prince…

Sealaska seeks stimulus grant for tree-thinning

Sealaska wants the federal government to spend some of its stimulus money thinning trees. The Southeast regional Native corporation has asked for close to a million dollars to expand its own forest-management program. Officials say the money could keep 40 rural residents on the job.Related Link: Find out more about Sealaska’s timber operations. Click here,…

Sealaska fall dividend boosted by oil earnings

Oil wealth from the North Slope is fueling Native corporation dividends statewide. That includes Southeast’s Sealaska, which is issuing its second-largest shareholder payment this decade. The profits will help replace investment earnings hit hard by the falling stock market.Related Link: Click here, then on “more” for dividend details and earlier reports on Sealaska.