CIRI seeks awards nominations

CIRI seeks nominations from its shareholders and descendants for its 2010 Shareholder of the Year Award and recommendations for CIRI’s nominations to the Alaska Federation of Natives President’s Awards. CIRI’s Shareholder of the Year Award recognizes shareholders who have made significant contributions in promoting, honoring and advancing Alaska Native culture, values and communities.

The award will be presented at a CIRI Friendship Potlatch this fall. Last year’s award recipient was Bob Juliussen, a senior construction manager at Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA). Juliussen’s home designs have helped CIHA collect numerous awards for the high-quality craftsmanship of its homes, including renovations to its remote rental properties in Ninilchik, Seldovia and Kenai and the new homes built for its Mountain View Revitalization project.

The nominations for the AFN President’s Awards should spotlight Alaska Natives who have excelled in one of the following 11 categories of achievement: Culture Bearer, Della Keats “Healing Hands,” Elder of the Year, Health, Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education, Hunter-Fisher, Parents of the Year, Public Service, Roger Lang Youth Leadership, Public Service and Small Business. The awards will be presented at the 2010 AFN Convention in Fairbanks. Nominations for both awards must be submitted to CIRI by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Find more information online at

Please submit applications for both awards by mail, e-mail or fax to:

2010 Awards Nominations
CIRI Corporate Communications
P.O. Box 93330
Anchorage, AK 99509-3330

Fax: (907) 263-5183
E-mail: [email protected]