Valerie Mullins, CIRI Shareholder and descendent of Michelle Mullins (mother) and Alma Mullins (grandmother), was awarded a scholarship for the 2013 spring semester at Oklahoma State University through The CIRI Foundation. She achieved a 4.0 GPA during the fall 2012 semester. She is studying to obtain an Associates of Applied Sciences in Business Management degree. Born and raised in Anchorage, Mullins takes pride in her Inupiaq heritage and culture.
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.