Year: 2014

Business News

CIRI company sets steel in Fairbanks

Imagine working outside in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the winter. It’s not uncommon for the thermostat to linger at 20 below while ice fog encases everything ...
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Business News

“Glass” Act

If you’ve driven down the Seward Highway in midtown Anchorage recently, you have noticed an exciting development taking place at CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center. With ...
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Opportunity Knocks

CIRI Nominating Committee seeks applicants for 2015 board slate

The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2015 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate. To be considered, all Board slate ...
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Career Opportunity

Reminder to apply by Jan. 9

Hey, kids: Don’t forget to apply! CIRI is hosting its first Take the Next Generation to Work Day, a new program dedicated to helping young ...
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CIRI News

‘Tis the season

CIRI encourages employees – and you – to give back this holiday! When CIRI employee Rhonda Oliver volunteered for a November afternoon spent helping students ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Arlen Fisk

Building from adrenaline: CIRI shareholder Arlen Fisk (Aleut) isn’t afraid to work hard. December 2013 found him staying late in the labs at the University ...
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Dividend Distributions

2015 Shareholder distributions

CIRI’s dividend policy states that the total CIRI dividend payment to shareholders in any given year is equal to 3.5 percent of total shareholders’ equity, ...
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CIRI News

Alaska Native and American Indian Affordable Care Act Exemption

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every American must have health care coverage, but there are special exemptions that exist for Alaska Native and American ...
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Shareholder News

CIRI employment and the marijuana initiative

In the recent election held Nov. 4, Alaska voters passed a ballot measure that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. CIRI wants ...
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CIRI News

Looking for a job?

Mark your calendars: the third annual CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...
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Shareholder News

2014 Bazaar showcases shareholder arts and crafts

This December, 37 CIRI shareholder and descendant artists showcased their handmade Alaska Native arts and crafts at the first annual CIRI Holiday Craft Bazaar. The ...
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Business News

CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas.
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Feature

AFN attendees “Rise as One”

On Thursday, Oct. 23, during the opening hours of the 2014 annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the President of the United ...
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Shareholder News

Surprise bounty for Tyonek

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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Elaine Stefanowicz

1982: “The world was not as accessible then,” says CIRI shareholder Elaine Stefanowicz (Iñupiaq) of Tacoma, Washington.
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Shareholder Participation Committee

CIRI youth representatives visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center

During a recent tour at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Director of Education Steven Alvarez paused before a totem pole to tell a story to ...
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Nonprofit News

CITC receives housing grant

CIRI-affiliated nonprofits partner on senior housing project During an Oct. 6 visit to Anchorage, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro ...
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Shareholder News

2014 Friendship Potlatches

With sincere appreciation Thank you to the following donors for helping to make the 2014 CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches possible: Alaska Native Heritage Center ...
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Graduate Announcement

Graduate announcement: Ryann Boots

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Ryann-Boots.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Ryann-Boots-200×300.jpg” width=”200″ align=”left” title=”Ryann Boots” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Courtesy of Genoveva Boots.”] CIRI descendant Ryann Boots graduated from Vista Ridge High School in Colorado ...
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Graduate Announcement

Graduate announcement: Yeghsapet Olganna Vartanian

CIRI shareholder Yeghsapet Olganna Vartanian graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a master s degree in Management, with a core concentration in Health Care Administration, ...
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Opportunity Knocks

Shareholder Job and Resource Fair, January 2015

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Job-Fair.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Job-Fair-296×300.jpg” width=”296″ align=”left” title=”Job Fair” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””] CIRI is pleased to announce its third annual Job and Resource Fair, scheduled for Thursday, ...
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Nonprofit News

Never Alone released

Game release date:  November 18, 2014 Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platform that explores the harsh and ...
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Award Announcement

CIRI honors Shareholder and Elder Shareholder of the Year, bestows special Legacy Award

For 25 years, CIRI has recognized its most committed and community-minded shareholders with the CIRI Shareholder of the Year Award. The awards, given to shareholders ...
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Award Announcement

Trinity Standifer receives CIRI Youth Recognition Award

CIRI descendant recognized for dedication and work in the Tyonek community [lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DSC-2082.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DSC-2082-300×200.jpg” width=”400″ align=”right” title=”CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich presented the 2014 ...
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Business News

Verizon launches Tikahtnu location

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DSC-0619.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DSC-0619-200×300.jpg” width=”300″ align=”left” title=”The new Verizon store at Tikahtnu Commons.” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”When Verizon began service in Alaska in September, one of the ...
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Business News

A day at Tikahtnu Commons

In just seven years, Tikahtnu Commons has become Anchorage’s largest retail and entertainment center, representing one of CIRI’s most successful investments.
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Shareholder News

Shareholder estate settlement

When CIRI shareholders pass away, locating their family members is often a difficult task and it may delay settlement of the deceased shareholder’s stock estate. ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Caitlin Stewman

At 14, few people have the presence of mind or emotional maturity to handle the pressures of a professional job. Most are too busy with ...
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CIRI News

CIRI embarks on more robust descendant registry

Descendant identification cards to be issued Even before they receive shares of stock, CIRI encourages descendants to become more involved in their corporation and learn ...
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CIRI News

90% by 2020 community partnership targets absenteeism in schools

Even in the early days of a new school year, some students face a challenge that will put them at a disadvantage: They will be ...
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Business News

Between hard rock and a hard place

When you live in Idaho’s Silver Valley, toughness comes with the territory. For more than 100 years, the men of this region drilled into the ...
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CIRI News

Save the date: CIRI, TCF Friendship Potlatches

It’s that time of year again! CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s annual Friendship Potlatches are just around the corner, so mark your calendars.
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, September 2014

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CIRI News

Work it: Fireweed Business Center provides shareholder job opportunities

[smart-grid captions_color=”#666″ font_color=”#666″ lightbox=”magnific-popup” title=”false”] When CIRI shareholder Anthony Chudocken rides the elevator to the top of the work-in-progress that is the Fireweed Business Center, ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Gretchen Sagan

Imagine a seal slicing through frigid water, climbing through fathoms toward a hole in the ice. Just before he breaks the surface to take a ...
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CIRI News

Chickaloon storyteller and activist remembered

Family and friends gathered Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Ya Ne Dah Ah School in Chickaloon, Alaska, to celebrate the life of CIRI shareholder Patricia ...
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In Memory

In memory, September 2014

Joann F. Banks, 65 Joann F. Banks passed away June 24 at home in Wooster, Ohio. Ms. Banks was born June 11, 1949, in Seattle, ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, September 2014

When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed on hold and any distributions are held pending receipt of a valid address. ...
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In Touch with Shareholders

Wedding announcement, July 2014

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dorothy-Bismark-e1411768632876.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dorothy-Bismark-e1411768632876-224×300.jpg” width=”224″ align=”left” title=”Dorothy and Ben Peters” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Dorothy and Ben Peters”]CIRI shareholder Dorothy C. Bismark and Joseph “Ben” Peters were married ...
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Nonprofit News

CITC’s Never Alone to launch in November

[smart-grid captions_color=”#666″ font_color=”#666″ font_size=”12px” font_weight=”100″ lightbox=”[smart-grid captions_color=”#666″ font_color=”#666″ font_size=”12px” font_weight=”100″ lightbox=”magnific-popup” title=”false”] Get a sneak peek at the 2014 Elders and Youth Conference [lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/NeverAlone-E-Line-NunaFox.jpg” ...
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CIRI News

Telephone survey and focus groups

This fall, CIRI will launch a telephone survey and host several focus groups, each of which will be conducted by Craciun Research Group, Inc. This ...
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Save The Date

First annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

CIRI shareholders, descendents and Alaska Native artists! Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2525 C Street, first floor lobby ...
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Shareholder News

Follow us – and have a chance to win!

You’ve probably already liked CIRI on Facebook, but did you know you can follow CIRI on Twitter, too? Follow @CIRI today for a chance to ...
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Did You Know?

Share your announcement in the newsletter

Shareholders and descendants may submit an announcement or achievement for consideration to include in the newsletter by dropping it off to the CIRI reception desk ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will Prize winner, August 2014

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ipad-mini.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ipad-mini-234×300.jpg” width=”234″ align=”left” title=”ipad mini” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””]The winner of the Aug. 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Jennifer Lee Stephan. Shareholders ...
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Shareholder News

Koahnic, KNBA to broadcast AFN live

[smart-grid captions_color=”#666″ font_color=”#666″ font_size=”12px” font_weight=”100″ lightbox=”magnific-popup” title=”false”] CIRI shareholder selected as co-keynote speaker [lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Joaqlin-Estus.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Joaqlin-Estus-300×225.jpg” width=”300″ align=”left” title=”KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus.” frame=”true” icon=”image” ...
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Nonprofit News

Southcentral Foundation breaks ground on Nuka Institute

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Nuka-Bldg.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Nuka-Bldg-300×200.jpg” width=”300″ align=”left” title=”Drawing of the future Nuka Institute building.” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Drawing of the future Nuka Institute building.”]In July, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) ...
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Business News

Tikahtnu Commons gains media attention

KTVA-TV, Anchorage's CBS affiliate, recently reported on new developments at CIRI's Tikahtnu Commons Retail and Entertainment Center.
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, August 2014

In 1978, CIRI President Roy Huhndorf wrote the above words for the 1977 CIRI Annual Report. At the time, our company was only six years ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Rochelle Hellmann

“I’m one of those people who isn’t great at interviewing,” CIRI shareholder and descendant Rochelle Hellman, of Anchorage, admits when she sits down to talk ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will Prize winner, July 2014

The winner of the July 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Lois Irene Boyle. Shareholders will have two more opportunities to win an Apple ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, August 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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CIRI News

Pay It Forward philosophy earns national recognition

For its exceptional philanthropic work, The CIRI Foundation (TCF) was honored with the Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)’s 2014 Tribal Philanthropy Award. The award recognizes ...
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In Memory

In memory, August 2014

Jack Corey, 70 Jack Corey passed away July 18 at St. Elias Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Corey was born Feb. 19, 1944, in Chickaloon, Alaska. ...
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New Faces

Welcome to the family: Chef Lanny Chin

Dining at CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation’s Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is truly in a class by itself, with its award-winning cuisines and unbeatable view of Denali ...
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CIRI News

Ranger station in Talkeetna renamed to honor Alaska Native climber

CIRI shareholder and employee Johanna Harper doesn’t like the spotlight. “I like to be the worker in the back, helping to keep things going – ...
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CIRI News

Native leader and land claims pioneer passes away at 84

A driving force behind the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and former president of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), CIRI ...
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CIRI News

Village of Tyonek unites to fight and recover from recent wildfire

On May 27, when a much-needed rain descended upon Southcentral Alaska, residents of Tyonek saw the beginning of an end to a wildfire that had ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, July 2014

By Sophie Minich, CIRI president and chief executive officer Every year, federal, state and local governments make decisions or pass laws that affect Alaska Native people. ...
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CIRI News

Wells Fargo donates historically significant land near Eklutna village

Amid the dance performances and festivities at this year’s Native Village of Eklutna Dena’ina Potlatch and Pow-wow, a historic moment took place as Wells Fargo ...
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Shareholder News

Reminder: award nominations, youth art contest entries and youth representative applications due Aug. 14, 2014

Shareholder of the Year, Elder of the Year and Youth Recognition Award Nominations We need your help to recognize CIRI shareholders who have made incredible ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Cynthia Darosett: Reunited

Early on the morning of February 4 of this year, four words took Cynthia Darosett’s breath away: “The twins found us.” The CIRI shareholder stood ...
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CIRI News

Artfully done: CIHA raises awareness with pop-up project

If you’re out and about in Anchorage this summer, you may have already noticed some unique works of art popping up around town. In June, ...
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In Memory

In Memory, July 2014

John H. Littlefield, 67 John H. Littlefield passed away May 24 at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, Alaska. Mr. Littlefield was born Oct. 10, ...
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Shareholder News

Sign up for eNewsletters and be entered into prize drawings, 7″ Kindle Fire HD

Your email address must be valid to win. The winner of the second quarter eNewsletter drawing for a 7″ Kindle Fire HD was CIRI shareholder ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will Prize winners

The winner of the June 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Kira Mae Bouwens, and Flora Violet Beuning is the winner of the second ...
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Shareholder News

Celebrating the Dena’ina Wellness Center’s grand opening

Decades of planning and anticipation came to a joyful conclusion on June 12 when the Dena’ina Wellness Center celebrated its grand opening in Kenai, Alaska. ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, July 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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CIRI News

2014 CIRI Annual Meeting

A crowd of more than 400 turned out for CIRI’s 41st Annual Meeting of Shareholders June 7 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in ...
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Shareholder News

2014 Annual Meeting early bird prize winners

The following CIRI shareholders who voted early won 2014 Early Bird cash prizes. The winners were chosen by random drawings conducted by Sramek Hightower, the ...
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Shareholder News

2014 Annual Meeting prize winners

The 2014 Annual Meeting of CIRI Shareholders included cash door prize drawings for shareholders who submitted a valid proxy by the proxy deadline for any ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, June 2014

The CIRI Annual Meeting held earlier this month provided a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with shareholders. I appreciate those who took time out ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Kassidy Whitley

CIRI shareholder Kassidy Whitley isn't your typical beauty pageant contestant. The hair stylist and newly certified professional trainer dyes her short hair a vibrant shade ...
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CIRI News

Call for Youth Representative Applications and Art Contest Submissions

August 14, 2014, deadline The future of CIRI lies in the hands of the next generation of shareholders and descendants. One of CIRI’s priorities is ...
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Opportunity Knocks

Reminder: CIRI seeks 2014 award nominations

Due August 14, 2014 CIRI is accepting nominations for its 2014 Shareholder of the Year, Elder Shareholder of the Year and Youth Recognition Awards to ...
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Shareholder News

Every vote counts

According to Get Out the Alaska Native Vote, it is estimated that Alaska Native people constitute 14 percent of the statewide adult population. If all ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, June 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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Shareholder News

$200 Stock Will prize winner, May 2014

Three more chances to win an Apple iPad Mini!  The winner of the May 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Darlene Roberta Williams. Shareholders ...
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CIRI News

Southcentral Foundation reaches historic settlement with Indian Health Service

A historic settlement agreement between Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) will result in a one-time $96 million payment, plus $30 ...
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CIRI News

Mabel Pike Educational Center groundbreaking ceremony

The Alaska Native Heritage Center officially broke ground on the new Mabel Pike Educational Center on May 9 with plans to open this fall. The ...
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Nonprofit News

CITC youth get spun up about Fire Island Wind

Anuqa: Wind. Saa: Sun. Two sources of great energy, capable of generating power for whole cities. On June 4, 13 campers from Cook Inlet Tribal ...
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In Memory

In memory, June 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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Shareholder News

Reminder: sign up for eNewsletters to be entered into prize drawings, 7″ KINDLE Fire HD

Your email address must be valid to win! Shareholders enrolled in the eNewsletter Program get their CIRI news faster by receiving interactive versions of the ...
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Achievement Announcement

Graduate announcement: Arlen Fisk

CIRI shareholder Arlen Fisk graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 4 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and a ...
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Achievement Announcement

Graduate announcement: Riley Ann Johnson

CIRI descendant Riley Ann Johnson graduated on March 7 with high honors from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in West Virginia. She is a recipient ...
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Achievement Announcement

Graduate announcement: Patrick Czyz

After attending Holy Rosary Academy from first through eleventh grade, CIRI descendant Patrick Czyz graduated with honors from West High School on May 12. Patrick ...
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Shareholder News

Are you following CIRI on Twitter?

Find @CIRI and follow us to discover the latest CIRI news, learn about scholarship and grant opportunities, catch up on CIRI events and share your ...
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Shareholder News

Fireweed Business Center, pre-leasing opportunity

The Fireweed Business Center will be Anchorage's signature, Class A office building, providing a comfortable atmosphere through innovative design and energy-efficient building technologies. With exceptional ...
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Shareholder News

2014 Board Election Results

The Inspector of Elections has certified that CIRI shareholders re-elected five incumbent directors to the CIRI Board of Directors at the Company’s 2014 annual shareholder ...
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CIRI News

CIRI lifts hold on recreational use permits

Recent rains have allowed the CIRI Lands Department to begin re-issuing recreational use permits to access its lands. The dry conditions that contributed to the ...
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CIRI News

Voter Registration Deadline, July 20

Alaskans who want to act on behalf of our state’s future need to be sure they are registered to vote by Sunday, July 20, 2014. What if all eligible ...
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Shareholder News

Just for kicks: CIRI descendant breaks two world records at NYO

At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, after a day of activity at the 44th annual Native Youth Olympic Games (NYO), CIRI descendant Autumn Ridley ...
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Save The Date

Annual meeting of shareholders, June 7

Please plan for temporarily altered traffic patterns downtown Saturday, June 7 Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center 600 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage Registration: 8 a.m. to ...
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Shareholder News

CIRI seeks 2014 award nominations: Shareholder of the Year, Elder of the Year and Youth Recognition Awards

CIRI is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall. Since 1989, ...
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Shareholder News

Stock will prize winner, April 2014

The winner of the April 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Daniel Roehl. Shareholders will have three more opportunities to win an Apple iPad ...
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Dividend Distributions

Second quarter shareholder distributions

Elders’ Settlement Trust payments The second quarter CIRI Elders’ Settlement Trust payment of $450 is scheduled for June 13, with the remaining 2014 Elders’ payments ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Trinity Standifer

Spirit of Youth award recipient CIRI descendant Trinity Standifer, of Tyonek, has a superpower. She can’t see through walls or fly without the aid of ...
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In Touch with Shareholders

Birth announcement: Gianna Allegra Joy Dean

CIRI shareholder Linda Olguin-Dean and husband Thomas Olguin-Dean announce the birth of their daughter Gianna Allegra Joy Dean. Gianna was born Dec. 3, 2013, and ...
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Nonprofit News

The CIRI Foundation scholarship and grant deadlines near

June 1, General Scholarship Deadline The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is accepting applications from full-time and part-time degree seeking students toward the June 1 General Scholarship ...
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Business News

Internships boost career prospects for shareholders

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new career is getting your foot in the door. For Kristofer Franke, a CIRI shareholder, the foot-in-the-door moment ...
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Shareholder News

Sign up for eNewsletters to be entered into prize drawings, 7″ Kindle Fire HD

The winner of the first quarter eNewsletter drawing was CIRI shareholder Teddy Martin Williams, who recently picked up his new, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. Shareholders ...
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Shareholder News

Missing Shareholders, May 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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Business News

North Wind sponsorship provides opportunity to learn about energy policy

On March 21, CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group sponsored the Partnership for Science and Technology’s (PST) “Up n Atom” Breakfast at the Idaho National Laboratory ...
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Nonprofit News

“Native Voices” traveling exhibition visits Anchorage June thru November

A traveling exhibition shaped by Alaska Native health care leaders and culture bearers is coming to Anchorage in June. “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of ...
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Save The Date

Celebrate Men’s Health Week with Southcentral Foundation

Southcentral Foundation (SCF) invites customerowners to celebrate Men’s Health Week at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, June 9 thru June 13, from 11 a.m. ...
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In Memory

In memory, May 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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Business News

Weldin scores recognition for high standards

When you're operating in a construction zone, with heavy equipment maneuvering about, the number one priority for successful companies is safety.
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Business News

Diggin’ it: construction begins at Fireweed Business Center

Construction of the Fireweed Business Center officially began this month as crews poured the concrete foundation. The first building at the site will be an ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, April 2014

By: Sophie Minich, CIRI president and chief executive officer It was great to see so many of you at the first CIRI Open House in ...
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CIRI News

Guide to the 2013 Annual Report

Understanding CIRI’s Financial Statements CIRI recently released its 2013 Annual Report. This document summarizes the company’s performance last year and contains information that [lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CIRI-Annual-Report-2013-Final-1.jpg” ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Janie Leask

CIRI shareholder Janie Leask grew up in two worlds. Raised by a Haida/Tsimshian father and an Irish/German mother in Metlakatla and Anchorage, Leask often found ...
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Career Opportunity

Career development services, from resume writing to beyond

For many unemployed individuals, getting a job isn’t a simple matter of writing a resume or submitting an application. “To get that job, you need ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will prize winner, March 2014

The winner of the March 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Carlene Deanne Williams and John Raymond Viera Jr. is the winner of the ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, April 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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In Memory

In memory, April 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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CIRI News

CIRI companies score high marks from employees in Best Places to Work survey

CIRI and its subsidiary CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation placed among the top ten best places to work in Alaska according to an independent survey conducted ...
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Business News

Strong year for public markets bolsters CIRI’s private equity investments

In April, CIRI shareholders will receive their 2013 CIRI Annual Report, which will detail the results of CIRI’s business operations and investments.
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CIRI News

CIRI prepares for shareholder meetings

CIRI is preparing for its shareholder information meetings and annual meeting. This year, the events begin in Anchorage where CIRI welcomes shareholders on the evening ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, March 2014

The unusually warm weather that settled over Anchorage this month has many of us thinking of spring—a time of renewal and growth. CIRI has done ...
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CIRI News

CIRI distributed resource revenue payments on April 2

CIRI distributed resource revenue payments to its at-large shareholders in the amount of $13.8833 per share, or $1,388.33 to at-large shareholders who own 100 shares, ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Megan Saunders

As an AmeriCorps volunteer just out of college, CIRI descendant Megan Saunders was certain of one thing: “I wanted to have this big, broad impact ...
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Birth Announcement

Birth announcement, Caden Saunders

CIRI descendant Megan Saunders and husband Stewart Saunders announce the birth of their son Caden William Saunders. Caden was born July 9, 2013. He is ...
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Shareholder News

CIRI launches redesigned CIRI.com

In an effort to improve the look and functionality of CIRI’s online presence and to better highlight shareholder services, CIRI unveiled a newly revamped website ...
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Did You Know?

Sign up for eNewsletters to be entered into prize drawings, 7” Kindle Fire HD

CIRI shareholders who are online have the option of enrolling in CIRI’s eNewsletter Program to receive interactive versions of the Raven’s Circle in lieu of ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will prize winner, February 2014

The winner of the February 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Cora E. Simmonds. To be eligible for the $200 monthly prize drawings and ...
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CIRI News

Chance encounter leads to book publication 27 years later

When CIRI shareholder Janna Yancey, of Anchorage, was a little girl, she dreamed of two things: seeing her name on a card in a library ...
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Achievement Announcement

Achievement announcement, March 2014

Erin Haldane, daughter of CIRI shareholder Corbin Haldane, was selected for an internship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, March 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed ...
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In Memory

In memory, March 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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Business News

CIRI protects its land and resource rights at Kenai Loop

CIRI staff have been actively protecting CIRI’s land and resource rights at the Kenai Loop gas field since the summer of 2013 against trespass and ...
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Shareholder News

Applications available for Coronado Park Townhome rentals

Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s (CIHA) construction of the much anticipated Coronado Park rental townhomes is scheduled to be completed mid-May 2014.
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Shareholder News

Partnership expands rural health care services in Mat-Su

Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and Chickaloon Village Traditional Council were recently awarded a federal grant for the C’eyiits’ Hwnax Community Health Center (CHC) in Sutton, Alaska. ...
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CIRI News

Save the date: open house, information meetings and annual meeting

 ANCHORAGE OPEN HOUSE CIRI shareholders are invited to an Open House at CIRI’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage. Due to limited space, only shareholders may attend ...
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Business News

CIRI project in Hawaii receives nod of approval

Plans for a private subdivision in Hawaii took a significant step forward last month when the Kauai County Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources ...
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Save The Date

PFD application deadline, March 31

Alaska’s 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), Application Deadline 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 31 Alaska residents can help support nonprofits they care about by opting to ...
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, February 2014

Next month marks an important anniversary in Alaska’s history. Fifty years ago, at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964, men, women and children starting their ...
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Business News

North Wind proves its performance in remote Alaska

Even by Alaska standards, the community of Hyder is remote. Nestled at the head of a 130-mile fjord on Alaska’s southern border with Canada. Hyder ...
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Save The Date

The 4th Annual Ida’ina Gathering

THE 4TH ANNUAL IDA’INA GATHERING A Gathering to Celebrate Friendship March 28 to March 30 Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center Gathering includes performances by Alaska ...
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Award Announcement

Big win for Cook Inlet Housing Authority

The Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) has been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Opportunity and Empowerment Award ...
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Nonprofit News

Save the date, March 29

Southcentral Foundation’s 17th Annual Gathering Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center Join us at this free, family-friendly ...
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Award Announcement

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Aaron Leggett!

Aaron Leggett was selected as a recipient of one of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Humanities. He has played a vital role in preserving ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Abigail Slater

Early in January, CIRI descendant Abigail "Abby" Slater, 19, sat in front of her computer, watching her email reload.
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Shareholder News

Tikahtnu Forum held Jan. 23

Representatives from CIRI and Cook Inlet region tribes, villages and nonprofits gathered together at the Dimond Center Hotel during the quarterly Tikahtnu Forum meeting to provide updates ...
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Shareholder News

Missing shareholders, February 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undelivered the CIRI records are placed ...
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Award Announcement

$200 stock will participation prize winner, January 2014

The winner of the January 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Susie Meade. To be eligible for the $200 monthly prize drawings, you must ...
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Award Announcement

Would you like to win an apple iPad mini with retina display?

It’s possible! If you have a valid will on file with CIRI that complies with CIRI’s fractional share policy, in addition to the $200 monthly ...
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CIRI News

2013 CIRI shareholder tax information

CIRI mailed IRS 1099 forms to all shareholders for the 2013 tax year on January 31, 2014. Some shareholders may receive a second 1099 form ...
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Dividend Distributions

First quarter 2014 dividend and Elders’ payments

CIRI will mail or directly deposit its first quarter 2014 dividend of $8.42 per share on March 28. Shareholders who own 100 shares of stock ...
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In Memory

In memory, February 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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Business News

Utility project to bring development opportunities to south Anchorage

Shareholders living in Anchorage may have noticed some recent activity on a couple of CIRI owned parcels this past month.
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A Word from the President

A word from the president, January 2014

As CIRI embarks on a new year, I'm excited about the prospects of building on the foundation of cooperation and collaboration that helped define 2013 ...
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Spotlight: Josh Brown

Don't let anyone tell Josh Brown he can't fight a god; he's already tried. Competing at 132.2 pounds, the smallest men's judo weight class, Brown, ...
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Save The Date

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Junior Native Youth Olympic Games Alaska

2014 Junior Native Youth Olympic Games Alaska February 14 – 16, 2014 Begich Middle School, Anchorage Admission is free. To learn more, visit www.citci.org.
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Volunteers Needed

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is seeking volunteers to mentor youth. Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, playing a positive role and ...
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Nonprofit News

Alaska Native Heritage Center prepares for educational expansion

Hosting more than one million visitors and over 200,000 school children since opening in May 1999, the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is expanding to ...
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Business News

Board write-in candidate information due Feb. 20

Shareholders interested in running for the CIRI Board of Directors as a write-in candidate, including those individuals not selected for the Board recommended slate, will ...
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Nonprofit News

Alaskans can easily donate to CIRI nonprofits when applying for the PFD

Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to share their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) with the causes they care about. When completing the PFD application, Alaska residents can support ...
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Did You Know?

Tribally-sponsored health insurance now available

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) has introduced a pilot program to offer tribally-sponsored health insurance in Alaska on a limited trial basis, making ...
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Shareholder News

Alaska Native people encouraged to apply for the Affordable Care Act Exemption

The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Indian Status Exemption application is now available for Alaska Native people who want to be eligible for potential benefits and ...
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Shareholder News

Wedding announcement

CIRI shareholder Dale Edward Rude married Camryn Jory Swearingin on July 25, 2013, in Wasilla, Alaska.
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Dividend Distributions

Important shareholder reminders

CIRI’s IRS Forms 1099 will be mailed to shareholders no later than Jan. 31, 2014. The CIRI Board is expected to set the dates of ...
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Dividend Distributions

First quarter 2014 Elders’ Trust payment

The CIRI Elders' Settlement Trust mandates quarterly payments of $450 per eligible Elder for as long as the trust has assets available to make the ...
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Shareholder News

Stock Will Prize Winner, December 2013

The winner of the December 2013 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Suzanne Kay Urban, and Chet Landon King is the winner of the 2013 ...
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CIRI News

The CIRI Foundation delivers first grants in new program to support art, culture

An ancient art form now experiencing a resurgence among Alaska Native people; a group of master artists passing their knowledge on to a new generation: ...
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In Memory

In memory, January 2014

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.
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Shareholder News

CIRI Logo Items

Land’s End Together with Lands’ End Business Outfitters (Lands’ End), CIRI has created an “E-Company Store” where shareholders and descendants may choose from a variety ...
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