Shareholder Spotlight: Karen Voy

“Be proud of who you are and where you come from, but be especially proud of how you treat others.” It’s an adage original CIRI shareholder Karen Voy (Athabascan) lives by.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Dolly Hills

Dolly Hills’ son, Richard “Rick” Hills, disappeared February 2004 near the town of Sterling, Alaska. It would be 10 years before the family had any answers.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Adam Leggett

Father, son, military veteran, business professional, recipient of a “Top 40 Under 40” award and Alaska Native culture bearer – CIRI shareholder Adam Leggett (Dena’ina Athabascan) wears many hats.

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Descendant Spotlight: Danielle Larsen

Beadwork, painting and sewing – when it comes to creating art, CIRI descendant Danielle Larsen (Inupiaq, Koyukon Athabascan and Unangan Aleut) doesn’t play favorites.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Marie Stewman

You learn a lot over more than two decades with the same employer. In the case of original CIRI shareholder Marie Stewman (Alutiiq), that includes discovering what it’s like to walk a mile in the shoes of the president and CEO.

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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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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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