Shareholders must submit choices by Sept. 13 CIRI is seeking nominations for its 2012 CIRI Shareholder of the Year Award and the 2012 CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year Award. Nominations must be submitted to CIRI by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The CIRI Shareholder of the Year and the CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year awards recognize shareholders for their exemplary dedication to Alaska Native culture, heritage and communities.
The awards will be presented at the CIRI Friendship Potlatch in Anchorage in October.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,200 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.