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 land and nearly $1 billion to 12 land-based Alaska Native regional corporations, including CIRI.

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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

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 tell my story, I must go back in time long before ANCSA passed.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Rebecca Louie

For CIRI shareholder Rebecca Louie (Tlingit/Aleut), working in affordable housing is more than just a job—it’s a way of combating “the injustice that comes from being low income and doing what I can to help,” she said.

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In Touch: Achievement

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Peter DuBois, who recently became an adjunct instructor in Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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In Touch: High-School Graduation

CIRI shareholder Katrina Leiva is pleased to announce the graduation of her daughter, Lili, from Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing Arts in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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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 on Monday, Jan. 17.

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