ANVCA Shines Light on Contaminated Lands Issue
Unbeknownst to them at the time, hundreds of contaminated sites would be conveyed to ANCs under ANCSA – including 650 “known” tracts of land, according to a 1998 U.S. Department of the Interior report.
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.
RIVR Streaming App Now Available
A youth-oriented online radio stream, Rising Indigenous Voices Radio (RIVR) mixes cultural and educational content with music that appeals to teens and young adults.
Recipe: Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans
As the author wrote about this recipe, “These baked beans are semi-homemade and the perfect blend of sweet, savory and smoky.”
In Touch, Graduation Announcement
Congratulations to original CIRI shareholder Glenda Rodriguez, who recently received her program certificate in mental health/substance abuse and addictions.
In Touch, Honor Roll
CIRI shareholder John Kakaruk is pleased to announce that his daughter, Breanna, qualified for her school’s honor roll.
New Shareholder and Descendant Discount
Janssen Funeral Homes offers a 25 percent discount on full traditional services (visitation, service and burial costs) and a 10 percent discount on minimal services (burial only) for deceased CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants.
2018 Certified Annual Meeting Results
The Inspector of Election has certified that CIRI shareholders have elected five individuals to serve three-year terms on the CIRI Board of Directors.
SCF President and CEO Reappointed as Harvard Visiting Scientist
Recognizing her ongoing contributions to the Global Health and Social Medicine department at Harvard Medical School, Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb has been reappointed as a visiting scientist.
CITC President Appointed Chair of National Commission on Native Children
Cook Inlet Tribal Council President and CEO and original CIRI shareholder Gloria O’Neill was recently appointed to the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, an independent federal committee.
CIRI Signs Letter Agreement for Lease Rights to Johnson Tract Mineral Deposit
On June 19, Constantine Metal Resources, a Canadian mineral exploration company, signed a letter agreement with CIRI to study a gold and zinc-rich deposit on CIRI-owned land in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Human Remains at Dillingham Grave Site
On June 10, the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. recovered human remains from the eroding grave site area located above Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham, Alaska. Potential claimants are being notified.