When the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed, 13 Alaska Native regional corporations were created and each enrolled Alaska Native received 100 shares of stock in their regional and/or village corporation. These shares of stock represent ownership of the corporation.
Today, more than 7,500 shareholders own CIRI stock. With that stock ownership comes two important responsibilities:
- Voting in corporate elections; and
- Keeping current records with the Shareholder Relations Department.
CIRI shareholders are responsible for ensuring the long-term strength of the corporation by electing a board of directors. In addition to providing guidance and leadership, the board establishes policies for achieving CIRI's corporate mission and strategic goals. Shareholders can vote in person at the annual meeting or by a proxy vote.
Keeping Information Current
Shareholders cannot receive informational materials from CIRI, such as annual reports, newsletters, proxies, or dividends, if their address is not kept current. It is the shareholder's responsibility to maintain complete and accurate shareholder records by promptly advising CIRI of:
If you have any questions, please contact CIRI Shareholder Relations at (907) 263-5191 or toll-free at 1-800-764-2474.