Direct deposit: Take advantage of the direct deposit service by:
Filling out an Authorization for Direct Deposit Form.
Attaching proof of account ownership, such as a preprinted voided check, deposit slip, bank statement or letter from your financial institution confirming the designated account.
Returning the form and voided check or deposit slip to CIRI.
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Change of address/name: Make sure your name and address are up-to-date to avoid mail being returned. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, payments are held, interest-free, and the Shareholder does not qualify to participate in any prize drawings until the address is updated.
Change of Address / Name Form (PDF)
Shareholders must update their address of record with CIRI any time their mailing address changes and should also update their address with the Postal Service. If the address on the CIRI records does not match the address on file with the Postal Service, CIRI mail — including payments — may be returned as undeliverable.
CIRI does not accept address changes over the telephone.
Shareholders with portal accounts may update their address electronically via Qenek.
Shareholders without portal accounts may either return a completed Change of Address / Name Form to CIRI, or send a signed letter to CIRI that includes the new address, a working telephone number and their birth date or other information to confirm the Shareholder’s identity.
Address changes for Shareholders under the age of 18 must be signed by the minor’s stock custodian.
Online forms and information on changing an address or submitting a mail-forwarding request with the Postal Service are available on the Postal Service website and at your local post office.
CIRI policy requires appropriate legal documentation before a name change may be made in a Shareholder’s record. In the State of Alaska, a certified copy of the marriage certificate, which is available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, may be used as proof of a name change; however, all other name changes require a court order.
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Stock gifting: Giving the gift of CIRI stock is a special way to share your Native heritage with loved ones. CIRI offers a gifting packet that contains information on how to transfer shares. The packet also answers some of the most common questions about stock gifting.
Included in the packet are:
General Information on Gifting Stock [PDF].
Stock Gifting Checklist [PDF].
Inter Vivos Transfer of Shares Affidavit [PDF].
Acceptance of Inter Vivos Gift [PDF].
Consent to Appointment as Custodian of an Inter Vivos Gift for a Minor Child [PDF].
Social Security Number Certification — Adult [PDF].
Social Security Number Certification — Child or Ward [PDF].
The forms in the packet can be downloaded and printed from WHERE. If you are not able to open the online document, get the free Acrobat Reader software. You may also contact the Shareholder Relations Department at 907-263-5191 or 800-764-2474 to request that a packet be mailed to you.
ID replacement: Identification cards are printed and mailed to Shareholders on a quarterly basis, shortly after distribution checks are mailed.
If you are a new Shareholder, or an existing Shareholder whose stock has been reissued due to a name change, date of birth correction or a change in voting rights, you will receive a new identification card. You do not need to do anything to receive your new card.
Identification cards for Descendants will be sent once proof of lineal descent is confirmed.
Shareholders and Descendants with portal accounts can request replacement identification cards via Qenek. If you don’t have a Qenek account and would like a replacement, simply fill out the request for Replacement ID Card Form and return it to CIRI.
Descendants whose names have changed may receive a replacement card, provided the legal documentation substantiating the name change is provided to Shareholder Relations. Descendants who have lost or damaged their cards should contact Shareholder Relations to request a replacement.
Descendant registration: CIRI invites Descendants of CIRI Shareholders to register their information. The CIRI Descendant Registry is for direct lineal Descendants (e.g., the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of CIRI Shareholders.
To register, Descendants must submit a completed registration form and a copy of the state-issued birth certificate establishing the relationship to a CIRI Shareholder. If the descendant’s name differs from the name on the birth certificate, or if the Shareholder’s name on the descendant’s birth certificate is different from the name CIRI has on file, copies of the legal document(s) substantiating the name change are also required (e.g., a marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption decree or other legal document).
Identification cards are issued to confirmed Descendants.