SCF Receives Presidential Honor

On Nov. 16, it was announced that Southcentral Foundation, a CIRI-affiliated nonprofit, would receive a 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Kenneth Boire

CIRI shareholder Kenneth “Ken” Boire (Iñupiaq) grew up inhabiting two worlds. As a young child, he lived on the edge of Nome in a one-room cabin without plumbing or electricity. The family dog team served as transportation.

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CIRI Compliance Strives for Greatness

As CIRI’s Corporate Compliance manager, Raymie Hamann works hard to monitor and report on current trends and developments in the compliance industry and to identify emerging new risks and evolving industry practices.

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Call for Photos: ‘Winter Wonderland’

We invite all CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants to send us their photos interpreting the theme “Winter Wonderland” by Monday, Jan. 15. Selected photos will appear in a future Raven’s Circle.

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2018 Board Election

The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2018 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate.

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Hitting the Streets to Help the Homeless

What started as a small idea from the Peer Support Group has blossomed into an all-out effort by Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) Peer Support Recovery team to lend Anchorage’s homeless community a helping hand.

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Correction

An article in the October 2017 Raven’s Circle indicated that, if confirmed, Tara Sweeney would become the first Alaska Native person nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to fill a senior government position.

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Descendant Spotlight: Ben Jacuk

Without CIRI, Ben Jacuk jokes, “I’d probably be uneducated and single.” With a new wife and a second master’s degree in the works, Ben credits CIRI with helping him along the path to both higher education and love.

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