Year: 2021

CIRI News

ANCSA Celebrates 50 Years

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, signed into law Dec. 18, 1971, settled Alaska Native peoples’ aboriginal land claims and distributed 44 million acres of ...
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Shareholder News

2022 Board Recruitment

The CIRI Nominating Committee is seeking CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2022 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate.
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A Word from the President

A Word from the President

Every Alaska Native person with a living memory of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) has a story to tell. To ...
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Board Corner

Board Corner: A Message from CIRI Director Tom Huhndorf

My name is Tom Huhndorf. I am Yup’ik and an original CIRI enrollee. It has been my honor to serve on the CIRI Board of ...
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CIRI in the Community

CIRI in the Community: Indigenous Place Names Project

For more than a decade, CIRI shareholder Aaron Leggett (Dena’ina Athabascan) has been working to weave Dena’ina language into the fabric of Anchorage.
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Youth Opportunity

Apply Now: 2022 Virtual Next Gen Day

Shareholders and descendants 10 years through high-school age are invited to apply to participate in CIRI’s 2022 Next Gen Day, which will be held virtually ...
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Shareholder News

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse ancestry, cultures, histories and traditions of Alaska Native and American Indian peoples.
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Shareholder News

2021 Youth Art Contest Winners

Thank you to our 2021 Youth Art Contest participants!
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Recipes

Recipe: Turkey Pot Pie

As the author wrote about this recipe, “The perfect way to enjoy leftover roast turkey. A creamy filling loaded with turkey and veggies is tucked ...
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CIRI News

CIRI’s Virtual Mentoring Program

With the goal of providing professional and personal development for CIRI shareholders and descendants, CIRI’s inaugural Virtual Mentoring Program kicked off Oct. 8.
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CIRI News

CIRI Holiday Closure: Dec. 23-31, 2021

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, CIRI will be closed Dec. 23-31, 2021.
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CIRI News

Save the Date: 2021 Virtual Annual AFN Convention

The 2021 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention will be held Monday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 in Anchorage.
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CIRI News

North Wind Employee Places Third in Air Force ‘Innovation Rodeo’

Each year, AFIMSC Ventures holds an “Innovation Rodeo” to help Airmen and civilian members of mission-support groups around the world pitch ideas, partner with innovation ...
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Recipes

Recipe: Moose Burgers

As the author wrote about this recipe, “If you can’t find moose meat or don’t have any local hunters you can approach, you can always ...
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CIRI News

2020-2021 Youth Educational Incentive Prize Winners

To encourage youth to attend and excel at school, CIRI conducts twice-yearly prize drawings for students in grades 7-12 who maintain a GPA of 3.5 ...
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In Touch with Shareholders

In Touch: College Graduation

CIRI descendant Christopher Quinn is pleased to announce the graduation of his son, Garrison, from California Polytechnic State University.
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CIRI News

Barbara Donatelli Retires After 41 Years with CIRI

Please join CIRI as we congratulate Senior Vice President Barbara Donatelli on her retirement!
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Shareholder News

2021 CIRI C3 Experience Goes Virtual

Returning from a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CIRI C3 Experience went virtual for the first time this year.
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Shareholder Spotlight: KC Elvis

When other kids were reading the comics section of their local newspaper, KC Elvis was reading the business section.
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CIRI News

The Importance of Vaccination

Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases, including COVID-19.
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Nonprofit News

ANJC Leverages Digital Technology During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to innovative technologies, the Alaska Native Justice Center has worked expand the availability of its culturally based advocacy, intervention and ...
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Dividend Distributions

Third Quarter Distributions

Third quarter payments from the CST Elders Distribution Fund were mailed or directly deposited Sept. 10. Third quarter payments from the CST Distribution Fund will ...
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Shareholder News

We’re Hiring!

CIRI is currently recruiting for the position of Director, Shareholder Services.
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CIRI News

The Alaska Native Heritage Center: An American Cultural Treasure

Created by a unanimous vote at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in 1987, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is a long-standing educational and cultural ...
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Shareholder News

2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Thank you to all those who tuned in to this year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held Saturday, June 5 via virtual meeting webcast.
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Shareholder News

ANCs Win Tribal CARES Act Case

On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alaska Native regional and village corporations are eligible to receive federal CARES Act funding.
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CIRI News

2022 CIRI Calendar Photo Contest

CIRI is seeking historical photos from shareholders and descendants for use in its 2022 calendar.
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Shareholder News

2021 Board Election Results

CIRI shareholders elected five Directors to the CIRI Board of Directors at the company’s 2021 Annual Meeting, held via webcast on June 5.
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CIRI News

CIRI Youth Opportunities

Submissions for the Youth Art Contest (ages 5-12) and applications for Shareholder Participation Committee Youth Representative positions (ages 13-17) are due Aug. 11.
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Shareholder Spotlight: Tia Hale

CIRI shareholder Tia Hale (Athabascan and Inupiaq) is passionate about, well, just about everything.
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CIRI News

2021 Annual Meeting Prize Winners

This year's eVote, Early Bird and Annual Meeting prize winners.
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Shareholder News

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.
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Shareholder News

Former CIRI Board Director Penny Carty Passes Away at 72

Original CIRI enrollee and former CIRI Board Director Penny L. Carty (Aleut) passed away April 14 in Anchorage.
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Shareholder News

Federal Assistance for Broadband

The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
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Shareholder News

Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

As the author wrote about this recipe, “An eye-catching spinach summer salad… Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July.”
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Shareholder News

Southcentral Foundation: President/CEO Recruitment

The Southcentral Foundation board of directors is seeking qualified candidates for the position of SCF president/CEO.
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CIRI in the Community

CIRI in the Community: Virtual NYO Games Alaska

You can’t stop NYO! For the second year in a row, the Native Youth Olympic Games went virtual.
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Shareholder News

2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Q&A

Shareholders were invited to submit questions during the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held via virtual meeting webcast on June 5.
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Business News

Despite Pandemic, CIRI Delivers Strong Financial Performance in 2020

CIRI is grateful that while 2020 presented significant challenges, the company delivered overall strong financial performance.
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

More than Just Fish

Volunteers distributed 12,000 pounds of fish to Alaska Native families on March 25 and 26 as part of Operation Fish Drop, a grass-roots initiative to ...
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Upcoming Events

2021 Information Meeting, Annual Meeting of Shareholders

To protect the health of CIRI employees, CIRI shareholders, other stakeholders and their families during the global COVID-19 pandemic, CIRI will not hold in-person Information ...
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Awards

2021 Elder, Shareholder and Youth Recognition Awards

Help us celebrate individuals for any or all three award categories by submitting an online nomination form by July 5.
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Youth Opportunity

2021 CIRI C3 Experience Goes Virtual!

The CIRI C3 Experience is open to CIRI shareholders and confirmed, registered descendants ages 15 to 19. This year’s virtual event is scheduled for Aug. ...
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Shareholder News

2021 Annual Meeting eVote and Early Bird Prizes

All proxies must be received by 2 p.m. AKDT on Wednesday, May 26.
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In Touch with Shareholders

In Touch: Graduate Degree

CIRI shareholder Kimberly Miles is pleased to announce that her sister, CIRI shareholder Ginger Miles (Unangan), recently received her master’s degree in management.
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CIRI News

Update to CIRI Recreational Land Use Permitting Policy

One of CIRI’s corporate values is respect, which includes respect for the land and promoting responsible stewardship of CIRI resources.
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CIRI News

CIRI Surveys and Focus Groups

This spring, Craciun Research will be conducting shareholder and descendant surveys and focus groups on CIRI’s behalf.
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CIRI News

Guide to the 2020 Annual Report

CIRI recently released its 2020 Annual Report, which summarizes the company's performance last year and contains information readers can use to better understand CIRI's business ...
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CIRI News

Shareholder Estates

CIRI is looking to contact the individuals listed in connection with the following estates.
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Business News

North Wind Group Merges with Engineering Company

CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group closed out 2020 with exciting news.
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Shareholder and Descendant Spotlight

Descendant Spotlight: Torin Jacobs

From an air-conditioned trailer in the Iraq desert, CIRI descendant Torin Jacobs started making the beats that would define him as a hip-hop artist, electronic ...
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CIRI News

2021 CIRI Information Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, CIRI will not hold in-person Information Meetings this year.
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CIRI News

Land Selection Process for Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans

The Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Program of 2019 permits eligible Vietnam-era veterans or their heirs to apply for up to 160 acres federal land ...
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In Touch with Shareholders

In Touch: Business Award

Kudos to CIRI shareholder Lucy Koivisto whose drive-thru coffee shop, Copper Cup, was named 2020 Business of the Year by the Ironwood Area Chamber of ...
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CIRI News

2021 Farewell Dall Sheep Hunting Permits

As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2021.
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Business News

Merritt I-66 Project Benefits from Online Sales Boom

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on the U.S. economy, the warehousing and logistics industry is one of the few sectors ...
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Nonprofit News

Nonprofit Spotlight: Southcentral Foundation

Founded in 1982, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) provides a range of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness services.
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Dividend Distributions

2021 Shareholder and Elders’ Distributions

The dividend policy adopted by the CIRI Board of Directors in 2007 set total CIRI dividend payments to shareholders in any given year at 3.5% ...
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Shareholder News

Native Youth Olympic Games 2021

The ongoing public-health crisis may force changes to the 2021 Native Youth Olympic Games, but it can’t change its spirit!
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Recipes

Recipe: Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

As the author wrote about this recipe, “These are the best soft chocolate chip cookies. No chilling required; just ultra-thick, soft, classic chocolate chip cookies.”
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Business News

CIRI Effectuates Sale of Makahu’ena Estates

After several years of planning, entitlement, development and marketing efforts, in February, CIRI effectuated the sale of its Makahu’ena Estates development.
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CIRI News

GreenLink Prize Drawings

Shareholders who reduce their carbon footprint by opting for electronic delivery of certain materials have two more chances to win $1,000!
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Youth Opportunity

2021 Virtual Next Gen Day

Thank you to our young shareholders and descendants who turned out for 2021 Next Gen Day!
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Shareholder News

Pick.Click.Give. 2021

Among the eligible 2021 Pick.Click.Give. organizations are three CIRI-affiliated nonprofits: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Justice Center and KNBA FM/Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
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