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CIRI Summer Interns Gain Real-World Work Experience While Immersing Themselves in Culture

CIRI was thrilled to host interns Elyse Decker, Maddie Mulcahey and Chloe Tetpon this summer!
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Tribal Conservation Districts Prioritize Traditional Knowledge

In Alaska, tribal conservation districts (TCDs) combine local knowledge with technical resources to actively manage natural resources on traditional lands, the goal of which is ...
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2023 Board Election Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 election of CIRI Directors!
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Cook Inlet Region Leaders Come Together to Identify Priorities

CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich kicked off two days of Alaska Native leadership meetings with a call to unity.
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Village of Tyonek Welcomes VPSO

Congratulations to the village of Tyonek! Thanks to a coordinated effort among the Native Village of Tyonek (NVT), Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) and the ...
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Save the Date: 2023 Information and Annual Meetings

For the first time since 2019, CIRI will host in-person Information Meetings in Anchorage; Kenai, Alaska; and Puyallup, Wash. The Annual Meeting will be held ...
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2023 CIRI Summer Internship Program

Application deadline: Friday, April 28 CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2023 Summer Internship Program! To be eligible for consideration, applicants must: Be a ...
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2023 Board Recruitment

Board write-in Candidate Information deadline has closed. As of noon Alaska Standard Time on Wednesday, February 15, the deadline to submit Board write-in candidate information ...
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CIRI Invests in Community

Sharing what you have with others is an important Alaska Native value, and CIRI is dedicated to corporate philanthropy. CIRI Board Directors and employees personally ...
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Fire Island Wind Celebrates 10 Years

For the past 10 years, CIRI’s Fire Island Wind (FIW) Project has delivered renewable, emissions-free energy to more than 7,000 homes in Southcentral Alaska.
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CIRI Celebrates 2022 Summer Interns

This year, CIRI was pleased to host five full-time summer interns.
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CIRI Celebrates 50 Years

On June 8, 1972, CIRI was incorporated as one of 12 land-based Alaska Native regional corporations, with 6,276 original enrollees.
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CIRI Achieves Highest Revenue, Net Income in 10 Years

CIRI achieved exceptional financial performance in 2021.
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CIRI endorses Tara Katuk Sweeney for Congress

The CIRI Board of Directors voted unanimously on Friday, April 22 to endorse Tara Katuk Sweeney’s candidacy for the upcoming election for Alaska’s seat in ...
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CIRI CARES Act Funds Enable SCF to Expand Services

While COVID-19 has affected virtually all segments of the population and every aspect of society, the greatest strain of the current pandemic has been on ...
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ANCSA Celebrates 50 Years

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, signed into law Dec. 18, 1971, settled Alaska Native peoples’ aboriginal land claims and distributed 44 million acres of ...
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The Alaska Native Heritage Center: An American Cultural Treasure

Created by a unanimous vote at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in 1987, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is a long-standing educational and cultural ...
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CIRI Surveys and Focus Groups

This spring, Craciun Research will be conducting shareholder and descendant surveys and focus groups on CIRI’s behalf.
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North Wind Group Merges with Engineering Company

CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group closed out 2020 with exciting news.
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CIRI Year-End Updates

2020 has proven a challenging year for well-managed businesses throughout Alaska and across our nation.
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2021 Board Recruitment

The CIRI Nominating Committee is seeking CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2021 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate.
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Urgent Request: Respond to the 2020 U.S. Census!

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will wrap up the survey Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously expected.
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Your 2020 U.S. Census Questions Answered

If you’re confused or have questions about the 2020 U.S. Census, you’re not alone!
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CIRI Updates

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CIRI is focused on innovation, identifying opportunities and defining new ways of working.
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Outstanding Year for CIRI Subsidiary North Wind Group

2019 proved to be another exceptional year for CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group, with record-breaking financials, a new office location, prestigious safety awards and recognition ...
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CIRI Invests in Assisted Living Facility

Changing demographics will shape Alaska’s future economy.
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CIRI Addresses Trespass Issues

When it comes to mitigating trespass and protecting CIRI lands, we need our shareholders' help!
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Alaska Contends with a Busy Wildland Fire Season

If you looked outside your window this summer, you know that Alaska faced an extremely active fire season.
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Second Annual CIRI C3 Experience Bigger and Better than Before

Whether delving into Alaska Native culture, preparing for college or figuring out what it takes to make it in the “real world,” participants at the ...
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Meet CIRI’s 2019 Summer Interns

As part of CIRI’s company-wide recommitment to deliver benefits that allow shareholders and descendants an opportunity to advance in their careers and lives, in 2015, ...
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A Word from the President

Alaska’s Future

Along with many Alaskans, CIRI leadership has been closely monitoring the Alaska State Legislature and the governor’s work on the fiscal year 2020 budget.
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Calculating 7(j) Distributions

How does CIRI pay its resource revenue distributions? To answer this question, the Raven’s Circle recently sat down with Rhonda Oliver, vice president, CIRI corporate ...
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CIRI Delivers Solid Financial Performance in 2018

2018 proved an exciting and challenging year for CIRI that ultimately resulted in solid financial performance.
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CIRI Increases Ownership in CINGSA

Playing a vital role in ensuring sufficient year-round gas supplies for Southcentral Alaska, Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska (CINGSA) is an underground gas storage ...
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Next Gen Day Revamped for 2019

Now in its fifth year, CIRI Shareholder Engagement Senior Manager Darla Graham decided Take the Next Generation to Work Day needed a facelift.
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Banner Year for CIRI Subsidiary North Wind Group

Strong financials, new office locations, and numerous awards and industry recognition – 2018 proved a banner year for CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group.
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CIRI Audit Process Ensures Accuracy of Company’s Controls and Records

The word “audit” is known to strike fear into the hearts of companies and organizations. However, that’s not the case at CIRI.
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CIRI Aids Conservation Efforts in Farewell, Alaska

A microscopic bacterium with an outsized name, Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (M. ovi) is a pathogen that increases mortality from respiratory disease in wild sheep, goats and ...
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Inaugural CIRI C3 Experience a Success

The Denai’ina phrase “un nitqetni” translates to “they’re calling one another to come," and it was the theme behind the first-ever CIRI C3 Experience.
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Overview of Settlement Trust After 2017 Tax Act

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Amendments of 1987 permit Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) to establish settlement trusts, which were designed as a mechanism ...
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ANVCA Shines Light on Contaminated Lands Issue

Unbeknownst to them at the time, hundreds of contaminated sites would be conveyed to ANCs under ANCSA – including 650 “known” tracts of land, according ...
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New Permitting Process for Access to CIRI Lands

For the first time this summer, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association will assist CIRI in issuing permits to members of the general public who wish ...
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Mat-Su Timber Deal Could Make Harvesting of Beetle-Killed Spruce on CIRI Land Viable

Though only a quarter inch in length, spruce bark beetles can wreak outsized devastation. Over the past 35 years, spruce beetle outbreaks in Alaska have ...
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CIRI Delivers Strong Financial Performance in 2017

A combination of hard work, wise investments and employing the right people to fulfill CIRI’s mission – these are the keys to maintaining a strong, ...
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Fire Island Wind Achieves Record Production

When it comes to wind energy, it seems reasonable to assume that the windiest months produce the most energy. Not so, says Chris Jimenez, operations ...
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CIRI Closes in on $1 Billion in Gross Assets

In 2017, CIRI set an ambitious goal: to grow the company’s asset base to $1 billion. This encompasses everything the company owns, including the value ...
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CIRI Expands Shareholder and Descendant Opportunities

For 45 years, CIRI has developed business ventures across Alaska and beyond, with the well-being of our current and future shareholders at the center of ...
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SCF Receives Presidential Honor

On Nov. 16, it was announced that Southcentral Foundation, a CIRI-affiliated nonprofit, would receive a 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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Native Corporations Drive Alaska Economy

The results are in: Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) are a major force in Alaska’s economy. Of the 49 top revenue-grossing Alaskan-owned businesses, 22 are ANCs ...
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CIRI Opposes Anti-Development Ballot Initiative

Across Alaska, residents will soon be confronted by signature-gatherers asking them to sign a controversial new ballot initiative that claims to “Stand for Salmon.”
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Fire Island Wind Project Spinning Strong

For five years, the Fire Island Wind Project has powered Anchorage.
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CIRI Resolves Land Issues

When it comes to managing CIRI’s lands, the company abides by a philosophy that strikes a balance between sustainably developing resources and protecting lands for ...
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The CIRI Foundation Celebrates 35 Years

A private foundation established in 1982, The CIRI Foundation (TCF) has contributed more than $29 million for the Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI to participate ...
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Specialty Finance Bolsters CIRI’s Investment Portfolio

Specialty finance is a term applied to a new line of business CIRI is developing in which the company makes debt investments that are ultimately ...
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CIRI Invests in Light Industrial Development in Virginia

Just off a busy traffic corridor 30 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., lies the city of Manassas, Va., a highly sought-after location for light industrial ...
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U.S. Air Force Awards Weldin Five-Year Construction Contract

The hits just keep coming. On the heels of several other contract wins, Weldin Construction was recently awarded a five-year Multiple Award Construction Contract at ...
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North Wind Acquires Portage Contracts, Past Performance History

As previously announced, North Wind recently acquired Portage Inc., which, like North Wind, is an Idaho-based leading small business in the federal environmental services market. ...
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CIRI Debuts Cloud-Based ‘Granite’ Shareholder Records Management System

Considered one of the most powerful and efficient on the market, the software developed by CIRI to manage its shareholder records can now be adopted ...
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CIRI Company Makes Major Acquisition

CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group announces the acquisition of Portage, Inc. (Portage) and all its subsidiaries.
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CIRI Subsidiary North Wind Heads Up Facility Management at Nuclear Site

When you work for North Wind Solutions (NWSol) at its project site in southern Ohio, it’s never “just another day at the office.” That’s because ...
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CIRI Invests in Clean-Energy Power Plant

Natural gas has for years been becoming the fuel of choice for new power plants looking to supply low-cost energy while curbing carbon emissions. CIRI ...
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CIRI Debuts Shareholder Portal

Qenek is a Dena’ina Athabascan word that means “news” or “information.” CIRI’s shareholder portal, aptly named Qenek, is a free online resource that provides shareholders ...
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North Wind Tackles Cleanup in Idaho’s Silver Valley

Due to its earlier success in aiding mine remediation efforts in Idaho’s Silver Valley, CIRI subsidiary North Wind Construction Services (NWCS) was recently awarded two ...
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Alaska

With the goal of improving public safety in rural communities throughout Alaska, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and ...
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Solar Project Furthers CIRI’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

High above the bustling streets of midtown Anchorage, the sun’s solar energy is now being used to help power CIRI’s new Fireweed Business Center, the ...
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CIRI invests alongside Doyon in Nenana basin oil and gas exploration

Doyon, Limited (Doyon) and Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), both Alaska Native Regional corporations, announce CIRI’s investment alongside Doyon in the current oil and gas ...
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CIRI Annual Meeting of Shareholders

The 43rd Annual Meeting of CIRI Shareholder took place Saturday, June 4, in Puyallup, Wash. The preliminary results of the election for CIRI Directors indicate ...
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North Wind Group Scores Large, Multi-Year Contracts

CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group – which oversees several companies primarily focused on environmental, engineering, construction and technical consulting – notched a pair of impressive ...
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CIRI Leads Effort to Launch Color of Justice Rural Student Initiative

When the distinguished judges and legal professionals addressed the students at the Color of Justice program, they saw something big staring back at them: Alaska. ...
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Veterans Museum Honors Late CIRI Shareholder

When you learn about the life and times of CIRI shareholder Percy Blatchford, you can’t help but be impressed. A collection honoring Blatchford’s 30- ...
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CIRI Champions Color of Justice

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. (AKST) Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 Ever thought of becoming a lawyer? Arguing a big case? Fighting for civil rights? Helping ...
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A Piece of Alaska Adorns U.S. Capitol Lawn

Standing 74-feet tall, a Lutz spruce from the Chugach National Forest near Seward, Alaska, is this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
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CIRI Makes Major Energy Investment

CIRI has become one of the major investors in a large natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant in Ohio that has been under development for ...
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Satisfy your CIRIosity!

Now you can connect with CIRI in an exciting new way! CIRIosity is the new podcast that takes you behind the scenes to hear the ...
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Opportunities abound for CIRI youth

Every year, CIRI seeks out new ways to engage young shareholders and descendants in the company’s business and management. But there are two time-honored youth ...
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CIRI charts path to professional careers

Starting this summer, CIRI’s expanded internship program is making the first step into a professional career a little easier for graduates and undergraduates.
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Looking for a job?

Mark your calendars: the third annual CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...
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A day at Tikahtnu Commons

In just seven years, Tikahtnu Commons has become Anchorage’s largest retail and entertainment center, representing one of CIRI’s most successful investments.
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Tikahtnu Commons gains media attention

KTVA-TV, Anchorage's CBS affiliate, recently reported on new developments at CIRI's Tikahtnu Commons Retail and Entertainment Center.
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Native leader and land claims pioneer passes away at 84

A driving force behind the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and former president of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), CIRI ...
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CIRI lifts hold on recreational use permits

Recent rains have allowed the CIRI Lands Department to begin re-issuing recreational use permits to access its lands. The dry conditions that contributed to the ...
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Voter Registration Deadline, July 20

Alaskans who want to act on behalf of our state’s future need to be sure they are registered to vote by Sunday, July 20, 2014. What if all eligible ...
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CIRI companies score high marks from employees in Best Places to Work survey

CIRI and its subsidiary CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation placed among the top ten best places to work in Alaska according to an independent survey conducted ...
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CIRI prepares for shareholder meetings

CIRI is preparing for its shareholder information meetings and annual meeting. This year, the events begin in Anchorage where CIRI welcomes shareholders on the evening ...
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CIRI acquires piece of Anchorage skyline

CIRI has joined two other partners to become the new owners of one of Anchorage’s largest office complexes, which features the tallest building in Alaska.
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