Economy

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.

Sealaska invests in second California casino

Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is continuing to push its investment in a second California casino. That’s despite growing opposition from local residents, including the town’s city council. Sealaska is working with a Pomo Indian group to develop the gambling resort about 90 miles north of San Francisco.Related Link: Click here, then on “more,” for…

Sealaska revenues jump; timber company diversifies

Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation had its highest revenues in recent memory last year. Sealaska made money from investments, timber operations and a number of other subsidiaries. The corporation’s annual report was released as shareholders prepared for Sealaska’s annual meeting, which will be held this year in San Francisco.Related Link: Link to Sealaska’s annual report…

Sealaska explores “green” forestry

Sealaska wants to cash in on corporate America’s interest in going green. The Southeast regional Native corporation is looking into certifying its timber operations as sustainable. It’s also checking into emerging markets for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions. Sealaska, Southeast’s largest timber producer, is working with environmental groups such as Greenpeace. But there’s no guarantee it…

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