CIRI Thanks Charles G. Anderson for His Service

For his many years of service, CIRI extends its appreciation to Charles “Chuck” G. Anderson. A member of CIRI’s Board of Directors for nearly 30 years, Anderson served as Board chair from 2005 to 2013.

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President’s Message

Last month I wrote about our 2015 Annual Report, which presents CIRI’s financial performance for the previous year and provides information on the economic health of our corporation.

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New Episode of CIRIosity Now Available

Download the newest episode of CIRIosity, the CIRI podcast. “A Lawsuit, and a River Runs Through It” explores the U.S. Supreme Court case Sturgeon v. Frost, why CIRI was drawn into the case and what it did to protect future access to its land.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Sabrina Walker

The first time she ran the 16-mile Lost Lake Run, CIRI shareholder Sabrina Walker (Tlingit) was greeted by a face at each half-mile marker. The faces were photos of Alaskans who had been affected by cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Important CIRI Dates

May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day holiday; CIRI offices closed
May 31, 2016 – Address change and direct deposit deadline for the second quarter Elders’ Settlement Trust distribution
June 4, 2016 – 2016 CIRI Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Puyallup, Wash. (Visit www.ciri.com for details.)

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Youth Outreach Deadlines

June 10, 2016 – Youth recognition award nominations June 30, 2016 – Student report cards due August 10, 2016 – Youth Art Contest entries due August 10, 2016 – Shareholder Participation Committee Youth Representative applications due Visit www.ciri.com/nextgen for details.

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Native Youth Olympics Celebrates Community and Culture

Bulk may rule the football field, brawn the wrestling mat and height the basketball court, but compact, slim athletes dominate the wrist carry, one of nearly a dozen competitive events at the Native Youth Olympics (NYO), an annual event produced by CIRI-affiliated nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and sponsored in part by CIRI.

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Shopping for Alaska Native Artwork?

CIRI’s new Alaska Native Artist Directory provides an online space for shareholder and descendant artists to connect free of charge with potential customers, including other shareholders and descendants and members of the general public.

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Info Meetings: Anchorage and Seattle

Spring is the season for CIRI Information Meetings. The Anchorage meeting was held April 23 at the CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center. The Northwest meeting took place May 7 at the Marriott Hotel near the SeaTac Airport.

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