When the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed, 13 Alaska Native regional corporations were created and each enrolled Alaska Native individual received 100 shares of stock in their regional and/or village corporation. These shares of stock represent ownership of the corporation.

Today, more than 9,000 shareholders own CIRI stock. With that stock ownership comes three important responsibilities:

  1. Keeping current records with the CIRI Shareholder Relations Department; 
  2. Voting in corporate elections; and
  3. Maintaining a valid, up-to-date Stock Will on file at CIRI.