An investment in Barnacle Foods, while small, is a potent symbol of the corporation’s new vision. Other corporations are taking similar steps.
Sealaska Corporation and The Nature Conservancy have set aside $10 and $7 million respectively in seed money to help support the fund.
About 150 people are expected to attend the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in person.
Albert Kookesh, the Tlingit leader, Indigenous rights advocate, culture bearer, politician and basketball player, died Friday at 72. His death is reverberating across the state and his home region of Southeast Alaska.
Sealaska says it wants to take advantage of the 2017 tax overhaul passed by Congress that allows corporations to offer tax-free payments to shareholders.
The exit from timber by one of the region’s economic powerhouses is the latest sign of Southeast’s transition away from logging.
In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. He resigned two days later, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.
In the race for Sealaska’s board of directors, three of the four seats up for election went to board-endorsed candidates running on a joint platform.
Byron Mallott was most recently known as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, but his greatest legacy was likely shaping generations of Alaska Natives through political and corporate leadership.
Sealaska Corp. is pledging $1 million to communities of its 22,000 shareholders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.