CIRI Nominating Committee seeks applicants for 2011 Board election

The CIRI Nominating Committee is seeking CIRI shareholders interested in being considered for nomination for the 2011 CIRI Board of Directors’ slate of candidates.

Nominee application process
To be considered for nomination, all Board slate applicants, including incumbents, must complete and return a Candidate Nominee Application and return it to CIRI by Jan. 24, 2011, 5 p.m. AST. Additional information and forms can be found at and in CIRI’s shareholder relations department. The Nominating Committee will review all applications, conduct selected interviews and recommend candidates to the CIRI Board of Directors. Based upon the Nominating Committee’s recommendations and the Board’s own independent review, the CIRI Board will select five candidates to comprise the Board-recommended slate.

Director Responsibilities
CIRI directors are responsible for initiating and developing the policies that further the goals of the company, while addressing the economic, social and cultural needs of the shareholders. All applicants should be well-rounded and possess a strong business understanding. Each candidate must be at least 18 years of age and a voting CIRI shareholder. The Nominating Committee looks for demonstrated decision-making, leadership and communication skills, as well as honesty and integrity. Knowledge of business operations, involvement in Native issues and a college degree or equivalent business experience are also desired.