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Alaska Native corporation celebrated drilling victory at White House

The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation has lobbied Congress for decades to approve oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

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12/3/2018

article Alaska Native corporation celebrated drilling victory at White House
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation...

10/24/2018

article Tlingit & Haida, Sealaska Corp. decline to endorse gov candidate
(Alaska) -- Sealaska Corp. will not make an endorsement in the new-look Alaska governor’s race. The regional Alaska Native corporation for Southeast Alaska had...

8/19/2018

article Barry Jackson, who suggested Native corporation model, dies at 88
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was the worst indigenous rights settlement in history, except for all the others. In addition to reworking Winston...

7/17/2018

article Alaska Native corp refutes ICE Detention Center inaccuracies: We are not a tribe
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation is in the middle of a national debate about immigration and border enforcement. The issue stems from President Donald J. Trump...

7/8/2018

article Colorado woman sues Alaska Native corporation
(Alaska) -- A Colorado woman is suing an Alaska Native corporation, its top executive and a former company official, claiming her complaints about sexual harassment by...

7/6/2018

article A Native American Tribe Has a $800 Million Contract to Run ICE Detention Centers
(Texas) -- The Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, Texas, is currently holding many of the parents who have been separated from their kids. But while PIDC is...

6/18/2018

article CBC approves $1.9 m fiber installation contract with Alaska Native Corporation company
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council voted unanimously in support of a $1.97 million contract with Bering Sea Eccotech Inc for fiber installation on the...

5/12/2018

article Rob Sanderson Jr. Seated as Chairman of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission
(Alaska) -- Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) announced today that 4th Vice President Rob Sanderson Jr. has been seated...

5/4/2018

article How Sealaska went from $35M in the red to $43M in the black
(Alaska) -- Sealaska Corp. distributed its 2017 annual report to shareholders Thursday, showing it had a very good year. The regional Alaska Native corporation for...

4/26/2018

article Southeast tribal corporation boosts government contracts
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation will soon provide support services for the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay, on the island of Cuba. Tlingit Haida Tribal Business...

4/25/2018

article Southeast tribal corporation boosts government contracts
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation will soon provide support services for the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay, on the island of Cuba. Tlingit Haida Tribal Business...

4/24/2018

article Southeast tribal corporation boosts government contracts
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation will soon provide support services for the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay, on the island of Cuba. Tlingit Haida Tribal Business...

2/25/2018

article Sealaska is building a Native Art Park in its downtown parking lot
(Alaska) -- Sealaska Heritage Institute is planning on building an Alaska Native “art park” in the Sealaska Plaza parking lot in downtown Juneau. Rosita Worl...

2/14/2018

article LETTER: To Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders
(Alaska) -- Its that time of year again. Bethel Native Corporation is soliciting interested shareholders to file if they are interested in serving on the BNC board....

2/11/2018

article Murkowski: Bill would create new Native corporations
(Alaska) -- Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed bill would give 100,000 acres of federal land in total to Native groups in five Southeast Alaska towns.

12/21/2017

article For some Native corp shareholders, cultural role outweighs the economic
(Alaska) -- The mission of Sealaska Corp. is to strengthen people, culture and homelands. It pays its shareholders cash dividends and supports Alaska Native culture...

12/5/2017

article Sullivan kills cruise tax, Murkowski adds tax help for Native corporations
(Alaska) -- Alaska’s two U.S. senators not only helped Republicans pass their tax cuts early Saturday. They made a pair of 11th-hour additions: one kills a new tax...

12/3/2017

article For some Native corp shareholders, cultural role outweighs the economic
(Alaska) -- The mission of Sealaska Corp. is to strengthen people, culture and homelands. It pays its shareholders cash dividends and supports Alaska Native culture...

11/6/2017

article Woman who gave Trump motorcade middle finger fired from Alaska Native corporation affiliate
(Washington D.C.) -- A woman who lost her job after a photo of her flipping off President Trump's motorcade went viral worked for a NANA Regional Corp. business,...

10/24/2017

article Chilkoot Indian Association works to purchase vacant dock
(Alaska) -- A Haines tribe is in the final stages of buying a local dock that has gone unused for years. The Chilkoot Indian Association sees the Portage Cove dock as an...

8/26/2017

article Sitnasuak Native Corporation opens lawsuit against three directors
(Alaska) -- Sitnasauk Native Corporation announced August 16 that it has filed a lawsuit against three of its own directors. The complaint, filed in the Superior Court...

7/12/2017

article There’s rich history in Native corporation’s bid to become an oil company
(Alaska) -- There are some notable things about the federal government's approval last week of an offshore lease unitization plan in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea...

6/30/2017

article Alaska Native Co. Loses Bid To Nix FCA Suit
(Alaska) -- An Alaska federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a would-be whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit alleging Afognak Native Corp. abused a Small...

6/27/2017

article Shareholders re-elect Sealaska board incumbents
(Alaska) -- The management slate won this year’s Sealaska board election. Three incumbents and a newcomer who ran with them beat out eight independent candidates....

6/26/2017

article Alaska Native corporation in Sitka faces shareholder protest as revenues drop and CEO pay rises
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Native corporation Shee Atika in Sitka is in turmoil. At the urban corporation's annual meeting last month, shareholders showed their...

5/21/2017

article Inuit Designers Revive Sealskin Fashion, Celebrate ‘National Seal Products Day,’ May 20
(Alaska) -- Sealskin fashion has claimed its place in haute couture. Once simply an essential winter wardrobe material in the icy cold of Northern Canada, today Inuit...

5/15/2017

article Prosecutors: ‘White-collar gangster’ cheated Alaska Natives
(Washington) -- A Gig Harbor man accused of taking a $200,000 kitchen remodel as a kickback from Department of Defense subcontractors has been sentenced to prison for...

5/4/2017

article Chugach Alaska Corporation Sells Carbon Credits to California
(Alaska) -- Chugach Alaska Corporation recently entered its most profitable financial agreements to date. Two ground-breaking land transactions with New Forests are...

4/27/2017

article Southeast Alaska tribal government moves into defense contracts
(Alaska) -- Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is developing its business side. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President...

4/25/2017

article Former Native corporation exec alleges 'sham companies' get government contracts
(Alaska) -- The process by which it emerged as a federal contracting heavyweight is at the heart of a whistleblower lawsuit with legal bills in the millions that is...

4/6/2017

article Low oil prices hit Sealaska dividends
(Alaska) -- Lower North Slope oil prices are taking a bite out of Native corporation dividends 1,100 miles away. Sealaska, Southeast’s regional corporation, just...

4/4/2017

article Alaska native corporation buys into Seattle seafood company
(Alaska) -- Sealaska, an Alaska native corporation, has acquired a majority interest in Odyssey Enterprises, a Seattle-based seafood processing company that employs some...

3/22/2017

article Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska board
(Alaska) -- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl has spent 30 years on the Juneau-based...

1/27/2017

article Alaska Native corporation sues over whistleblower case costs
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation has filed a lawsuit seeking to have an insurance company pay for its defense in a case brought by a whistleblower.

1/7/2017

article VIDEO: The Video Game That Attempts to Preserve Native Alaskan Culture
(Alaska) -- The Iñupiat people, a tribe native to Alaska, did not have a written language for much of their history. Instead, for thousands of years, their culture was...

11/7/2016

article State, Alaska Native corporations petition US Supreme Court to review polar bear habitat designation
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska and a number of Alaska Native corporations filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

10/1/2016

article Alaska Native corporation withholds 2016 dividend, citing tough economy
(Alaska) -- One of Alaska’s largest and most prominent Native corporations will not be paying shareholders an annual dividend this fall, citing a tough economic...

9/24/2016

article A Golden Heart welcome to the Alaska Federation of Natives
(Alaska) -- In October, Fairbanks will be pleased and honored to again welcome the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference and the Alaska Federation of...

8/26/2016

article Report catalogs contaminated land conveyed to Native corporations
(Alaska) -- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government. Some of it is...

7/2/2016

article SE Alaska Tribes Obtain KIRA Inc.
(Alaska) -- The Central Council of Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is vying to amp up its finances, with the procurement of a global maintenance contracting...

6/30/2016

article Southeast Alaska tribe acquires contracting company
(Alaska) -- Southeast Alaska's largest tribal organization is looking to boost its revenue with the acquisition of an international maintenance contracting company.

6/24/2016

article Tlingit-Haida Central Council purchases Colorado business
(Alaska) -- Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is officially in the federal contracting business. Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation...

6/23/2016

article Sealaska shareholder election results to be announced Saturday
(Alaska) -- Sealaska shareholders will learn Saturday which of nine candidates will fill four seats on the Southeast regional Native corporation’s board of...

6/9/2016

article Native corporations are drilling against the doom and gloom
(Alaska) -- There's plenty to be in the dumps about these days: Uncertainty in Juneau on the state's financial problem — depletion of state cash reserves,...

5/13/2016

article Alaskan Native Corp. Reclaims $3.6M Lost In Phishing Scam [sub req]
(California) -- Afognak Native Corp., which serves the Kodiak Alutiiq people of Afognak and Port Lions, Alaska, has recovered most of the $3.8 million lost a year ago to...

5/11/2016

article Afognak Native Corp. recovers most of $3.8 million lost in phishing scheme
(Alaska) -- Afognak Native Corporation says it has recovered most of the money it lost in a phishing scheme last April, when a company controller unwittingly transferred...

5/4/2016

article Report finds issues with 8(a) contracting to Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- Problems with the U.S. Department of Energy’s contracting process increased the risk that Alaska Native corporations might receive federal 8(a)...

4/20/2016

article Native Corporation Agrees to Buy Katmai Fishing Lodges
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native regional corporation says it's buying a company that owns fishing lodges within Katmai (KAT-meye) National Park. Bristol Bay Native Corp...

4/19/2016

article Bristol Bay Native Corp. will operate lodges in Katmai National Park
(Alaska) -- Bristol Bay Native Corp. will buy a company that operates three lodges within Katmai National Park in Southwest Alaska. The Native corporation announced...

4/18/2016

article Sealaska offers sales outlet for Native artists
(Alaska) -- The Sealaska Heritage Store in Juneau has received the art collection of the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, which closed its Anchorage store in February. In...

3/21/2016

article Juneau tribal members must recast votes for Central Council delegates
(Alaska) -- Tribal members in Juneau will have to recast their votes this week for delegates to the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribe of Alaska’s...
article Yukon-Kuskokwim tribes say special convention moved to April 5 and 6
(Alaska) -- A special convention called by tribes served by the Alaska Native nonprofit group for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has been re-set for April 5 and 6. The...

3/6/2016

article Tribes say concern over Alaska Native corporation is intense as meeting nears
(Alaska) -- Conflict between local Yukon-Kuskokwim tribes and the region’s leading Alaska Native nonprofit corporation may come to a head this month over...

2/24/2016

article YK Delta tribes, upset with Alaska Native nonprofit, are calling convention
(Alaska) -- A long-standing effort by some Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tribes to gain power – and take steps toward a regional tribal government – is emerging anew...

12/22/2015

article AVCP lays off 30 employees, cites economy
(Alaska) -- The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, has laid off 30 employees, citing budget concerns. In a press release, the corporation says general...

12/15/2015

article Native corporations contribute much to Alaska's prosperity, and there's potential for more
(Alaska) -- As Alaskans, there are many benefits this great land provides us through its beauty, open spaces and natural resources. Another unique feature our state can...

12/12/2015

article Native corporations have many benefits for state
(Alaska) -- As Alaskans, there are many benefits this great land provides us through its beauty, open spaces and natural resources. Another unique feature our state can...

12/9/2015

article Alaska Native Corporation and tribe hope to tear down Eklutna Dam
(Alaska) -- An old dam on the Eklutna River has blocked salmon runs there for decades. Now, an Alaska Native corporation and tribe want to tear the dam down and restore...

12/7/2015

article Diminishing federal contract program has Native corporations diversifying
(Alaska) -- Alaska Native regional corporations are drawing a decreasing amount of their revenue from a controversial government contracting program that gives...

10/3/2015

article Cultural Tourism: A Growing Topic at Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention
(Alaska) -- This month, Native representatives from across Alaska will flock to Anchorage for the 2015 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention and Tradeshow...

8/26/2015

article Beaver woman sentenced for embezzlement from Native corporation
(Alaska) -- A Beaver woman was sentenced in Fairbanks Superior Court on Tuesday for her part in an embezzlement scheme that took more than $250,000 in shareholder funds...

8/18/2015

article FCC refuses to give cash rebates to Dish affiliates for the AWS-3 auction
(Washington D.C.) -- Eyebrows were raised when US satellite and cable operator Dish cleverly gamed the rules of the AWS-3 spectrum auction held earlier this year, using...

8/7/2015

article FCC Denies T-Mobile Request for More Spectrum Auction Limits
(Washington D.C.) -- In the spectrum to be assigned to wireless after the incentive auction and repacking, the FCC decided to split the new wireless band into uplink and...

8/4/2015

article Bering Straits Native Corp. buys Alaska Industrial Hardware
(Alaska) -- The Bering Straits Native Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase statewide construction supplier Alaska Industrial Hardware.
press release Alaska Native Firm Buys Fuels Network
(Alaska) -- Bristol Bay Native Corp. (BBNC) has purchased Bristol Express Fuels Inc., Bristol Alliance Fuels LLC and certain assets of Bristol Commercial Properties LLC...

7/25/2015

article Calista elects first woman to head corporate board
(Alaska) -- For the first time, a woman will head the board of the Alaska Native regional corporation ​Calista Corp., the company announced Friday.

7/16/2015

article FCC Poised to Reject Dish Partners'' $3.3 Billion Auction Discounts
(Washington D.C.) -- Dish Network Corp.'s wireless ambitions are facing an expensive setback. Federal regulators are poised to reject $3.3 billion in discounts...

7/6/2015

article Three Native corporations unite to speak up on Arctic development
(Alaska) -- Three coastal Native corporations have joined together to form the Inuit Arctic Business Alliance. Bering Straits Native Corporation, NANA Regional, and...

6/26/2015

article 3 Alaska Native corporations form business alliance
(Alaska) -- Three Alaska Native regional corporations whose business interests and lands would be affected by oil and gas and shipping expansions in the arctic are...

6/20/2015

article Bill seeking creation of Native corporations in Congress
(Alaska) -- Congress is picking up a bill that would create corporations for residents of five southeast Alaska communities left out of a landmark land settlement...

5/27/2015

article Critics question Sealaska finances
(Alaska) -- Could Sealaska make more money, pay higher dividends and make better use of its land? Yes, say some shareholders critical of the Southeast regional Native...
article Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats
(Alaska) -- Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on Sealaska’s board of directors. The election is quieter than last...

5/7/2015

article $3.8M in Alaska Native corp. money sent to offshore account in cyberfraud attack
(Alaska) -- Afognak Native Corp. fell victim last month to a cyberattack in which $3.8 million of a subsidiary's money was transferred to an offshore bank account, a...

5/6/2015

article Changes may be looming for SBA 8(a) Native contractors
(Alaska) -- Proposed changes to the Small Business Administration’s Business Development Program have gotten the attention of Alaska Native business groups. The...

5/1/2015

article OPINION: Conference sparks conversation about Native issues, closed corporations
(Alaska) -- Last weekend, journalists from around the state gathered in Anchorage for conferences and discussions about the business of creating and distributing news in...

3/30/2015

article British aerospace company buys Port Angeles composites business; exec, employees unaffected
(Washington) -- Shimtech Industries Ltd., a British composite manufacturing company, has purchased Port Angeles-based Angeles Composite Technologies Inc. from Native...

3/26/2015

article Congressional delegation argues for more no-bid federal contracts to Native firms
(Alaska) -- A federal budget rule requiring written justification for certain no-bid contracts topping $20 million has harmed Alaska Native corporations, according to...

3/21/2015

article Young Pushes for Analysis on Negative Impacts of Section 811 on Native Owned Contractors
(Washington D.C.) -- Wednesday Alaskan Congressman Don Young enlisted a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives to urge Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to...

3/19/2015

article Bethel Native Corp. subsidiary plans liquor store in shuttered Swanson's
(Alaska) -- A subsidiary of the Bethel Native Corp. wants to open a local liquor store, using a portion of a new supermarket that just closed. Bethel radio station KYUK...
article Pentagon prodded to Study Native Contracting Reform
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska’s Congressional delegation and a dozen other lawmakers are asking the Defense secretary to study how contracting reform has hurt Alaska...

3/3/2015

article Native corporation defends deal that won Dish Network billions in small-business credits
(Alaska) -- A small Alaska-based firm is defending itself against criticism that it helped the much bigger Dish Network claim more than $3 billion in federal credits...
article OP/ED: Doyon’s wireless role had public benefit
(Alaska) -- Recent Alaska media coverage of Doyon’s participation in Auction 97 was based on a New York Times article that was factually inaccurate. We were...

2/26/2015

article How an Alaska Native corporation helped transform Dish Network into a 'very small business'
(New York) -- Charles W. Ergen, the billionaire who controls the satellite-TV provider Dish Network, and his company are about to make a cool $3.25 billion - courtesy of...

2/8/2015

article Tribes of Alaska welcomes new management team members
(Alaska) -- Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has welcomed Elizabeth Moore as employment and training manager and Grace Singh as a special...

2/4/2015

article Dish's road to $3.33B in AWS-3 discounts included a complex web of investments
(USA) -- Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has been criticized for using two designated entities, which are essentially investment vehicles, to secure $3.33 billion in...

12/13/2014

article Bill affirming Alaska tribes' legal powers clears key hurdle in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A measure aimed at clarifying Alaska Native tribes’ legal authority over nonmembers passed a key legislative hurdle late Thursday and is...

11/17/2014

article Alaska Native corp. to vote on whether to enroll descendants as shareholders
(Alaska) -- A proposal to open up membership in a Western Alaska regional Native corporation to children and grandchildren of shareholders is raising questions about...

11/16/2014

article Chugach Federal Solutions Awarded $51.9 Million Contract
(Alaska) -- Chugach Federal Solutions, an Alaska Native company specializing in facilities engineering, operations, maintenance and management, has been awarded a $51.9...

11/3/2014

article Alaska: Where Native groups have corporations – and political heft
(Alaska) -- Appearing at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention is an annual rite for Alaskan politicians, but this year’s high-stakes race for U.S....

10/26/2014

article Dividends do not define success for Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- During campaign season at Alaska Native corporations you hear the slogan of “more dividends” in many board candidates’ speeches.

10/24/2014

article HOWARD: Dividends do not define success for Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- During campaign season at Alaska Native corporations you hear the slogan of “more dividends” in many board candidates’ speeches. Candidates...

10/13/2014

article Sealaska subsidiary closes Kake office, lays off 3
(Alaska) -- A Sealaska subsidiary has closed its office in Kake. Anthony Mallott, CEO of the Southeast regional Native corporation, says Colorado-based Managed Business...

9/29/2014

article Alaska Supreme Court decision effectively blocks Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act
(Alaska) -- On September 12, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision that will effectively bar most Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the...

8/16/2014

article I question Sealaska corporation spending $50,000 in the Governors race
(Alaska) -- How can Sealaska represent that this $50,000 independent expenditure is in support of “Byron Mallott's efforts to work tirelessly on Alaska Native...
article Redoubt Lake issue
(Alaska) -- We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal...

7/26/2014

article Begich Bills Would Ensure Payment for Alaska Native Contracts
(Washington D.C.) -- The office of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mark Begich today introduced two bills to ensure Alaska...

7/25/2014

press release Begich Bills Would Ensure Payment for Alaska Native Contracts
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Mark Begich today introduced two bills to ensure Alaska Native and Native American tribes that administer health care and other...

7/21/2014

article Sealaska Welcomes BLM Redoubt Decision
(Alaska) -- Sealaska applauded the recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Adjudication Branch decision regarding Redoubt Lake Falls near Sitka, Alaska. BLM reviewed and...

7/13/2014

article Sealaska's freshest perspective
(Alaska) -- Though she may not have a vote, the youngest person in the Sealaska board room still has a voice. Twenty-four-year-old tech professional Alyssa London has...

7/9/2014

article Native Corporation With Northwest Shareholders Picks New Leaders
(Alaska) -- A Native American-owned corporation with thousands of shareholders in the Pacific Northwest has new leadership. The Alaska-based business is trying to bounce...

7/6/2014

article Begich Slams McCaskill in Feud Over Alaska Native Corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- It isn’t the first time an Alaska senator has chastised a colleague for a lack of understanding about his non-contiguous state.
article Democrat Begich personally attacks Democrat McCaskill over ‘misguided efforts’
(Washington D.C.) -- When you’re in a tough reelection, regional interests will always trump party. So Sen. Mark Begich’s (D-Alaska) personal attack on Sen....
article U.S. Senator still after ANC contracting advantages
(Alaska) -- A U.S. Senator from Missouri is continuing her crackdown on the advantages Alaska Native Corporations enjoy in government contracting.

7/3/2014

article Begich, McCaskill battle again over 8(a) contract preferences
(Washington D.C.) -- Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Alaska Sen. Mark Begich are again clashing over the regulation and monitoring of contracting preferences that...
article Native Organizations Stand Unified Against Senator McCaskill and Support the Native 8(a) Program in Alaska Native Communities
(Washington D.C.) -- “In a show of unity, organizations across the country reject Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) continued unwarranted attacks on Native...

7/2/2014

article Mark Begich: Claire McCaskill doesn’t understand
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Sen. Mark Begich says fellow Senate Democrat Claire McCaskill is investigating contracting practices in his home state because she “...

5/30/2014

article 6 Native corporations to fight oil tax referendum
(Alaska) -- Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state's new oil tax structure.

5/29/2014

article Native corporations join forces to oppose oil tax referendum
(Alaska) -- Six regional Native corporations, some with substantial oil-field business, announced Wednesday they have formed a coalition to oppose the oil-tax cut...

5/27/2014

article Anthony Mallott is Sealaska’s new CEO
(Alaska) -- A second generation of Mallotts is taking over the helm at Sealaska. The regional Native corporation’s board of directors named Anthony Mallott as...

5/18/2014

article Sealaska CEO: 'Transformation is not easy
(Alaska) -- Sealaska CEO Chris McNeil, Jr., wants to make it clear that despite hefty losses in 2013, the Southeast Native corporation is going to be ok going forward.
article Sealaska regional Native corporation stumbles, reporting $35 million loss
(Alaska) -- Sealaska Corp. had an operating loss of $35 million last year and a 22 percent drop in revenue, the Native corporation said in an annual report released...

5/10/2014

article Afognak Native Corp. hires new president/CEO
(Alaska) -- After a thorough and extensive nationwide search, the Afognak Native Corporation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hire of its new President and...

4/7/2014

article Sealaska dividends include no earnings
(Alaska) -- The Sealaska regional Native corporation does not appear to be making much – if any – money. Its spring distribution to shareholders, which is...

2/28/2014

article AFN promotes one, hires two
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives has made several changes to its staff. AFN hired Nicole Borromeo as General Counsel in February 2013.

1/2/2014

article Kookesh stepping down as Sealaska board chair
(Alaska) -- Albert Kookesh will step down as the chair of the Sealaska board of directors, the Southeast Alaska regional Native corporation announced on its website on...
article Kookesh to step down as Sealaska chairman
(Alaska) -- The board chairman of the regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska has announced he will step down.

12/18/2013

article Native artists commit works for Sealaska auction
(Alaska) -- Sealaska Heritage Institute officials say more than 40 northwest Native artists have committed works for an auction fundraiser scheduled to take place next...

10/12/2013

article Sealaska top official announces retirement
(Alaska) -- The president and chief executive office of Sealaska Corp. has announced his retirement. The corporation said in a statement Friday that Chris E. McNeil Jr....

10/4/2013

article Native corporation sues Anchorage over landfill gas project
(Alaska) -- A local Native corporation is suing the city over what it says is a stinky deal on a methane gas project at the Anchorage Regional Landfill.

7/30/2013

article Native corporation considers lawsuit against city
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native corporation is thinking of filing a lawsuit against the city of Anchorage in response to a dispute over revenues from the sale of methane...
article Native corporation may sue city over gas revenues
(Alaska) -- A Native corporation official said that Anchorage could owe the company as much as $24 million in projected revenues from the sale of methane gas, and it is...

7/12/2013

article Native Corporations Concerned Over Dam Study Trespassing, Safety
(Alaska) -- A group of seven Alaska Native Corporations and associations are accusing the Alaska Energy Authority of trespassing as the agency does preliminary study...

5/21/2013

article OP/ED: Sealaska Nobility & Decreased Dividend
(Alaska) -- To say that these Sealaska people are actually avaricious and elitist is a gross understatement. The current lands bill is under fire throughout the state....

5/5/2013

article Native corporation launches tourism service
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native village corporation that operates a popular cruise ship destination has launched a commercial consulting service for others seeking help...

1/11/2013

article Review of Alaska Native corporations raises accountability questions
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal review questions whether shareholders of Alaska Native corporations are getting the information they need to guide the corporations that...

1/9/2013

press release NACA Responds to Rep. Markey's Proposed Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native American Contractors Association, whose members include many of the twelve (12) Alaska Native Regional Corporations ("Regional...

11/21/2012

article Bristol Bay Native Corp. director on leave following rape accusation
(Alaska) -- A director for Bristol Bay Native Corp. is on a leave of absence this week following police accusations he raped a woman earlier this month.

10/10/2012

article Native corporation CEO says it's time to reduce federal contracting
(Alaska) -- Ouzinkie Native Corp. CEO Greg Strong tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror (subscription required) it's time for Native corporations to reduce their dependence...

8/25/2012

article Arctic Slope Native Association gets ruling over IHS contract
(Alaska) -- The Arctic Slope Native Association in Alaska will be awarded contract support costs from the Indian Health Service under a ruling from the Federal Circuit...

8/24/2012

article Native communities worry about new consultation policy for native corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Consultation for ANC’s is an addition to the current policy of tribal consultation that was enacted in December. “This would allow...

8/22/2012

article Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute
(Alaska) -- Federal courts have jurisdiction to rule on Alaska Native corporation shareholder disputes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.

8/15/2012

article Alaska utility, Native corporation propose idea to cut rural energy costs
(Alaska) -- An idea studied years ago by an oil company for producing vast stores of North Slope natural gas without building a giant pipeline has emerged again, this...

8/12/2012

article No celebration: Not all Alaska Natives cheered ANCSA at 40
(Alaska) -- December 18, 2011, was the 40th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. There were discussions about the act’s many defining roles in...

8/10/2012

article Ketchikan Indian Community GM takes Oregon job
(Alaska) -- The general manager for the Ketchikan-based Native corporation is resigning for a job in Oregon.
press release Department of Interior Announces Consultation Policy for Alaska Native Corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Del Laverdure today announced a new framework for meaningful...

6/8/2012

article Congress OKs land trade to settle Native corporation claim
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young are hailing congressional approval of a land trade involving the Bering Straits Native Corp., the...

5/17/2012

article Alaska Natives benefited, burdened by controversial contracting program
(Alaska) -- Twenty American Indian and Alaska Native companies receiving special benefits under a controversial federal contracting program returned more than $100...
article Man pleads guilty in contracting fraud scheme
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Army Corps of Engineers employee has pleaded guilty to his role in a $30 million bribery and kickback scheme involving the awarding of...

4/11/2012

article Complicated Legal Snarl in Alaskan Village
(Alaska) -- Koniag Inc., a federal land trust, sued a Native Alaskan village that seeks damages equal to those awarded other parties in a 1984 case that allegedly found...

4/7/2012

article Calista Corp. dividends expected to total $4M
(Alaska) -- Calista Corp. officials say the Native regional corporation will issue shareholder dividends totaling nearly $4 million this year.

3/28/2012

article Local Tribal Business Looks to Global Markets
(Alaska) -- Business is going better than expected for Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe. After two years of steadily increasing sales for its fish processing and...

3/14/2012

article Former Native corp executive admits to guilt in bribery case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Alaska Native corporation executive on Tuesday admitted his role in a $28 million bribery scheme involving the awarding of government...

2/8/2012

article Alaska Native Corps Face New Wave of Scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are gearing up for a new round of attacks, as the U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report...
article Explosive growth for tribal small businesses in Alaska
(Alaska) -- A new report from Congress’s investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), has found that Alaska Native Corporations in the business...
article Rep. Markey calls for hearing on Alaska Native corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is calling on the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on Alaska Native corporations. Markey, the...
article Report Says Native 8(a) Contracting Programs Need Some Work
(Washington) -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report saying the Small Business Administration's Native corporation 8(a) program needs...
article Report: Oversight of tribal contracts lacking
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of a federal program that gives Alaska Native corporations a special edge worth billions of dollars in federal contracts said Wednesday...

2/7/2012

article Audit takes a new dig at Native contracting program
(Washington D.C.) -- The debate over the sole source contracting privileges that Alaska Native corporations have used to make billions of dollars is flaring in Congress...
article Congressman Don Young Says Current American Indian Regulations are "Outdated"
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, H.R. 3532, the American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011. “The federal policy to hold...
press release NACA Responds to GAO Report on Native American Contracting
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to today's Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled, "Monitoring and Oversight of Tribal 8(a) Firms Need...

2/5/2012

article Sealaska to contribute 12 logs toward Shakes Island renovation project
(Alaska) -- Sealaska directors approved donating 12 logs for the Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCA) Shakes Island renovation project. The log donation request was...
article Sealaska donates twelve logs to Chief Shakes renovation project
(Alaska) -- The Sealaska Corporation’s board of directors recently approved the donation of twelve cedar tree logs for Wrangell Cooperative Association’s...

1/26/2012

article Plea deal for 1 in massive contracting fraud case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Army Corps of Engineers employee has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors say may be one of the largest and most brazen...

1/3/2012

article Details of contracting scam revealed in court documents
(Washington D.C.) -- The plan was straightforward but effective: A tight team of government employees and savvy contractors, including one from an Alaska Native...

12/31/2011

article OP/ED: In Defense of Native 8(a) Programs
(Alaska) -- Native people have the highest percentage of service in the armed forces of any U.S. ethnic group. In fact, there are nearly 190,000 Native American military...

12/28/2011

article Idaho contracting company plans to hire workers
(Idaho) -- An Idaho-based government contracting company owned by an Alaska Native corporation plans to hire 100 workers in 2012 as demand rises for its demolition,...

12/11/2011

article Change Is a Necessity for Sealaska Board
(Alaska) -- December 18, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA), the anniversary of the “great...

12/7/2011

article BNC shareholders set to get record dividend
(Alaska) -- Many Bethel residents find themselves strapped for cash around the holidays. However, there’s good news for Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders.

12/6/2011

article Chickaloon Tribe Sends $500,000 Tax Bill to CIRI
(Alaska) -- The Chickaloon Athabascan tribe in the Mat Su Valley surprised leadership at the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated or CIRI regional Native corporation by...

12/2/2011

article CIRI files counter lawsuit against Chickaloon Village
(Alaska) -- According to federal court filings, the large native corporation CIRI has filed a lawsuit against the Chickaloon Native Village hoping a judge will agree the...
article Tribe bills Native corporation for $500,000 in 'taxes'
(Alaska) -- Bubbling tension between Alaska's tribes and Native corporations is nothing new. There’s a reason this year’s AFN convention theme was...

11/21/2011

article LETTER: Corporate voting isn't democratic
(Alaska) -- In response to the article about Ed Thomas’ talk at the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s brown bag lunch series:

11/17/2011

article Native leader seeks stronger ties between tribes, corps
(Alaska) -- The room on the fourth floor of Sealaska Plaza was packed with more than 30 people. They’d gathered as part of Native Alaskan Heritage Month to hear...

11/3/2011

article Alaska Congress Concerned About Potential Loss of Contract for 100 Alaskan Businesses
(Alaska) -- Administration’s (SBA) 30-day decertification response period arises, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has sent a letter to SBA Administrator,...
article Alaska Native Corp. program: The case for and against
(Washington D.C.) -- For many people, the government’s set-aside program for Alaska Native Corporations is a blemish on the federal acquisition system. Even people...

10/19/2011

article Ex-Native corporation offiicial remains jailed in bribe case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former executive with an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary charged in what federal prosecutors call one of the largest government contracting...

10/18/2011

article Congressional watchdog takes on Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- A congressional watchdog group will probe the finances of Alaska Native corporations and how closely they're monitored.

10/14/2011

article Homeland Security contracts under fire
(Washington D.C.) -- A senior lawmaker has asked the Department of Homeland Security to hand over e-mails, contracting records and other documents as part of an...

10/7/2011

article 4 charged in Army Corps bribery case remain in jail
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Army Corps of Engineers employees and two other men charged in a $20 million bribery, money laundering and kickback scheme will remain in jail,...

10/6/2011

article Alaska contracting scandal sparks call for House probe
(Alaska) -- A key lawmaker urged Congress on Wednesday to probe whether a program aimed at awarding no-bid federal contracts to Native-owned corporations in Alaska was...
article Does EyakTek scandal mean trouble for Alaskan firms?
(Alaska) -- If people want proof that the Alaska Native Corp set-aside program needs reform, the indictment this week of an executive at Eyak Technology on allegations...
article Eyak fires indicted exec; more pressure likely on ANC firms
(Alaska) -- Supporters of Alaska Native Corporations moved quickly to distance themselves from bribery scandal involving an employee of an ANC company. But pressure on...
article EyakTek executive among four charged in federal bribery case
(Alaska) -- Federal agents arrested an executive with an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary Tuesday for his alleged role in a massive kickback scheme likely to...
article On heels of EyakTek scandal, renewed 8(a) scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, says he's calling for a Congressional hearing on the "kickback scandal" involving the U...

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