Mortgage Program Helps Alaska Native People Achieve Home Ownership
Home ownership – the cornerstone of the American Dream and a traditional signpost of success. However, soaring home prices, low inventory and strict, inflexible criteria for mortgage applicants can mean the dream is all but out of reach for many Americans.
CIRI Supports Go Red for Women
CIRI is a long-time supporter of Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s campaign to encourage awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.
CIRI Expands Shareholder and Descendant Opportunities
For 45 years, CIRI has developed business ventures across Alaska and beyond, with the well-being of our current and future shareholders at the center of every decision.
CIRI Golf Classic Benefits Four Youth Charities
On a bright and sunny morning, 148 players turned out for CIRI’s 34th Annual Golf Classic, held Friday, Aug. 4 at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage.
Henu’ Community Wellness Court to Serve Residents Across Central Kenai Peninsula
The Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) has entered a historic government-to-government partnership with the Alaska Court System, signing an agreement to create a joint-jurisdiction state-tribal therapeutic court and pre-trial diversion program that will serve people in many Cook Inlet villages across the central Kenai Peninsula.
New ASD Superintendent Supports Arise
School on Saturday? Parents, community members, and students didn’t attend classes on Saturday, Oct. 15, but school climate and kindergarten preparedness were the most important things on their minds when they met with Deena Paramo, the new superintendent of the Anchorage School District (ASD).
2016 CIRI Youth Art Contest
CIRI wishes to thank the participants in this year’s Youth Art Contest. The continued success of our company depends on young shareholders and descendants who think creatively and strive for greatness.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Alaska
With the goal of improving public safety in rural communities throughout Alaska, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and Alaska tribal leaders June 10 in Anchorage.
Silver Mountain Aims for Gold
Whether battling subzero temperatures in the winter or swarms of mosquitos in the summer, Silver Mountain Construction is up to the challenge. The Palmer, Alaska-based company recently completed a battalion headquarters at Fort Wainwright, an Army base just east of Fairbanks.
Interns Delve into History and Culture
With the opportunity to interact with board members, explore shared culture and heritage and address issues facing Alaska Native youth, approximately 20 college students and recent graduates gathered for a summer intern workshop, held June 17 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) in Anchorage.
2016 Annual Meeting
Approximately 100 shareholders turned out for CIRI’s 43rd Annual Meeting, held June 4 in Puyallup, Wash.
Chickaloon Village Invests in the Health and Education of Its Residents
On May 26, the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council held a graduation ceremony at its Ya Ne Dah Ah (YNDA) School, Alaska’s only tribally-owned and –operated, full-time K-8 school and preschool facility.
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.
A Piece of Alaska Adorns U.S. Capitol Lawn
Standing 74-feet tall, a Lutz spruce from the Chugach National Forest near Seward, Alaska, is this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
CIRI Improves Shareholder Employment Programs
Over the past year, CIRI’s Human Resources (HR) department launched new initiatives targeted at encouraging increased shareholder and descendant job hire and engaging the next generation of shareholders.
CIRI Makes Major Energy Investment
CIRI has become one of the major investors in a large natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant in Ohio that has been under development for several years and has now reached financial close.
The President’s Trip to Alaska
One month ago, President Barack Obama made a historic and unprecedented three-day trip to Alaska and I had the honor and privilege to accompany him. Looking back, I’m blown away by the fact that this was the first time a sitting President has ever visited rural Alaska.
President Obama Comes to Alaska
On August 31, nearly all of Alaska was abuzz with speculation and anticipation as President Barack Obama arrived in Anchorage for an extended visit to the state to address climate issues.
CIRI charts path to professional careers
Starting this summer, CIRI’s expanded internship program is making the first step into a professional career a little easier for graduates and undergraduates.
A village visit
In the coming months, this newsletter will showcase a series of profiles on the seven ANCSA-certified villages that make up the Cook Inlet region. We’ll take a look at what life is like in each village and town: the attractions, the opportunities, the challenges.
AFN attendees “Rise as One”
On Thursday, Oct. 23, during the opening hours of the 2014 annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the President of the United …
Between hard rock and a hard place
When you live in Idaho’s Silver Valley, toughness comes with the territory. For more than 100 years, the men of this region drilled into the hard rock valley walls some of the deepest and richest underground silver mines the world has ever known.