Cook Inlet Region Leaders Come Together to Identify Priorities
CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich kicked off two days of Alaska Native leadership meetings with a call to unity.
Apply Now: CIRI Participation Committee
CIRI Shareholders and Descendants are invited to apply to serve on the CIRI Participation Committee. The application deadline is Friday, June 30.
Board Corner: A Message from CIRI Board Director Pat Marrs
When I joined the CIRI Board of Directors in 1977, John Colberg served as Board Chair.
A Word from Our President
There is still plenty of snow on the ground here in our region, but the sun has returned, and the days are growing longer—we made it through another winter, and spring has arrived!
Shareholder Spotlight: Braden Kinnebrew
Meet Braden Kinnebrew (Tsimshian), a CIRI Shareholder who parlayed a CIRI summer internship into a full-time job and a successful career in the construction industry.
As Seen in Our Region: Ninilchik
View from the bluff overlooking Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska.
Apply: CIRI Virtual Mentoring Program
The next Virtual Mentoring Program cohort application deadline is Friday, July 21.
2023 Next Gen Day
CIRI had record turnout for 2023 Next Gen Day, held Jan. 16 at CIRI’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage.
CIRI President and CEO Recruitment
CIRI is a uniquely different type of for-profit Company, serving a diverse population of stakeholders.
In Touch: Director Position
Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Amber Christensen Fullmer (Inupiaq), who recently became director of operations for the Alaska Native Justice Center.
In Touch: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Justin Stephan, who recently graduated from Florida Southern College with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Honoring 30 Years of Service
Together, the CIRI Board and our president and CEO, Sophie Minich, recently announced a transition in leadership that will take place the end of the year.
CIRI in the Community: Junior NYO
For the first time since 2020, the Junior Native Youth Olympic Games took place in person Feb. 24-26 in Anchorage.
As Seen in Our Region: Aurora Borealis
The aurora borealis above the Knik River.
2023 Shareholder Distributions
The audit of CIRI’s 2022 financial statements has been completed, allowing 2023 distribution amounts to be calculated.
Susan Anderson Concludes 23 Years of Service to TCF
On March 31, original CIRI enrollee Susan Anderson departed The CIRI Foundation after having served as the foundation’s president and CEO since 1999.
2023 Annual Meeting — Saturday, June 3 in Anchorage
The 2023 CIRI Annual Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 West 7th Avenue in Anchorage.
CIRI Office Closure: July 3-7, 2023
CIRI offices will be closed Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7.
The following Shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record.
Summer Job Opportunities at Johnson Tract (remote Alaska location)
As HighGold prepares for another field season, CIRI Shareholders and Descendants are encouraged to apply for the following positions.
Call for Artists — CIRI Activity Book
CALL FOR SHAREHOLDER AND DESCENDANT ARTISTS Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Alaska Time on Sunday, March 19 As part of CIRI’s dedication to promoting and preserving …
Recipe: Moose Soup
Perfect for winter, this cozy soup uses fridge and pantry staples you likely already have on hand. If you do not have moose meat, feel …
Village of Tyonek Welcomes VPSO
Congratulations to the village of Tyonek! Thanks to a coordinated effort among the Native Village of Tyonek (NVT), Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) and the …
A Word from Our President
Happy new year to you, our Shareholders and Descendants! As we move into 2023, I am excited for what lies ahead. This spring, CIRI will …
New Video: The CIRI Family of Socially Driven Enterprises
Since its inception, CIRI has provided financial support and worked with community partners to create and build a family of tribally designated organizations and community …
Board Corner: A Message from CIRI Board Assistant Secretary Katrina (Dolchok) Jacuk
Dear friends in the CIRI community: After 14 years of service, I have chosen to step aside from the CIRI Board of Directors. It is …
CIRI in the Community: Covey Academy — Covenant House Alaska
Providing an array of resources and services to help homeless youth on their journey to self-sufficiency, Covey Academy connects young people with housing, job training …
2023 CIRI Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: Friday, April 28 CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2023 Summer Internship Program! To be eligible for consideration, applicants must: Be a …
Save the Date: 2023 Information and Annual Meetings
For the first time since 2019, CIRI will host in-person Information Meetings in Anchorage; Kenai, Alaska; and Puyallup, Wash. The Annual Meeting will be held …
Winners’ Circle — Q3 and Q4 2022
To increase participation in certain programs, CIRI holds periodic prize drawings from the names of those enrolled who meet certain criteria and have a current …
2022 Tax Information
2022 CST payments are nontaxable The quarterly payments issued in 2022 from the CIRI Settlement Trust (CST) Distribution Fund and the CST Elders Fund are …
March 10, 2023 CST Elders Distribution March 12, 2023 Daylight Saving Time begins (2 a.m. Alaska Time) March 22, 2023 First quarter and resource revenue change …
2023 Farewell Access Permits
As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2023. Access …
Shareholder Spotlight: Fred S. Elvsaas Jr.
Growing up steeped in Alaska Native politics has given CIRI Shareholder Fred S. Elvsaas Jr. (Aleut) a unique perspective on the history, culture, challenges and …
The following CIRI Shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the distributions are held and …