Apply Now: 2023 Next Gen Day
CIRI Shareholders and Descendants ages 10-17 are invited to attend 2023 Next Gen Day, which will be held Monday, Jan. 16!
Important 2022 Financial Update
2022 will be defined by challenges stemming from geopolitical uncertainty, rising inflation and Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes.
2022 Virtual Friendship Potlatch
CIRI’s annual Friendship Potlatch is available to watch online!
2022-2023 ANHC Winter Schedule
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is now open for its first ever winter season!
My name is Sam Spangler, and it is my honor to serve my fellow Shareholders and Descendants as vice chair of the CIRI Board of Directors.
2022 Virtual Friendship Potlatch
We invite all Shareholders, Descendants and their families to join us for this year’s virtual Friendship Potlatch, which will be available online mid-November.
2022 Fourth Quarter Distributions
Dates and amounts for the CST Distribution and CST Elders Distribution Fund.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Mentorship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is an opportunity to carry on Alaska Native traditions.
CIRI Endorses Mary Sattler Peltola for U.S. Congress
The Cook Inlet Region, Inc. Board of Directors has voted to endorse Rep. Mary Sattler Peltola’s candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.
My name is Lauren Culhane, and I am honored to intern with CIRI in the Corporate Affairs department this summer.
2022 Third Quarter Distributions
Third quarter payments from the CST Elders Distribution Fund will be mailed or directly deposited Sept. 9. Third quarter payments from the CST Distribution Fund will be mailed or directly deposited Sept. 30.
To increase participation in certain programs, CIRI holds periodic prize drawings from the names of those enrolled who meet certain criteria and have a current mailing address with CIRI.
Alaska Native Hire Job Fair—September 22
The Alaska Native Hire Job Fair will be held noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Anchorage.
CIRI endorses Lisa Murkowski for Senate
(Anchorage, Alaska) Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) announced the corporation’s endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2022. The CIRI Board of Directors voted on Thursday, August 4, to endorse Senator Murkowski.
2022 Annual Meeting Prize Winners
View this year’s Annual Meeting eVote, Early Bird, GreenLink and Webcast prize winners.
2022 Board Election Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 election of CIRI Directors!
2022 Shareholder Distributions
We are pleased to announce that CIRI’s prior-year financial statements have been completed, allowing 2022 distribution amounts to be calculated.
Information Meeting, Annual Meeting of Shareholders
As the Annual Meeting will be held via livestream, voting in the election of Directors will only be by proxy. Shareholders may vote online at vote.ciri.com.
Apply Now for CIRI’s Virtual Mentoring Program
The next program application deadline is Friday, July 22.
Apply Now to Serve on CIRI’s Shareholder and Descendant Participation Committees
Interested and eligible Shareholders and Descendants are asked to apply by June 24.
2022 Farewell Sheep Hunting Permits
As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2022.
2022 CIRI Summer Internship Program
The application deadline for CIRI’s Summer Internship Program is Friday, April 29.
2022 Native Youth Olympic Games
The 2022 Junior Games (athlete registration open through March 1) will be held virtually. The Senior Games will be held in person April 21-23.
The following shareholders and descendants have been selected as winners for the most recent CIRI drawings.
CIRI in the Community: Indigenous Place Names Project
For more than a decade, CIRI shareholder Aaron Leggett (Dena’ina Athabascan) has been working to weave Dena’ina language into the fabric of Anchorage.
CIRI’s Virtual Mentoring Program
With the goal of providing professional and personal development for CIRI shareholders and descendants, CIRI’s inaugural Virtual Mentoring Program kicked off Oct. 8.
Save the Date: 2021 Virtual Annual AFN Convention
The 2021 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention will be held Monday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 in Anchorage.
North Wind Employee Places Third in Air Force ‘Innovation Rodeo’
Each year, AFIMSC Ventures holds an “Innovation Rodeo” to help Airmen and civilian members of mission-support groups around the world pitch ideas, partner with innovation experts and secure funding for their respective projects.
2020-2021 Youth Educational Incentive Prize Winners
To encourage youth to attend and excel at school, CIRI conducts twice-yearly prize drawings for students in grades 7-12 who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above and/or students with excellent attendance.
Barbara Donatelli Retires After 41 Years with CIRI
Please join CIRI as we congratulate Senior Vice President Barbara Donatelli on her retirement!
The Importance of Vaccination
Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases, including COVID-19.
2022 CIRI Calendar Photo Contest
CIRI is seeking historical photos from shareholders and descendants for use in its 2022 calendar.
CIRI Youth Opportunities
Submissions for the Youth Art Contest (ages 5-12) and applications for Shareholder Participation Committee Youth Representative positions (ages 13-17) are due Aug. 11.
2021 Annual Meeting Prize Winners
This year’s eVote, Early Bird and Annual Meeting prize winners.
2021 Elder, Shareholder and Youth Recognition Awards
Help us celebrate individuals for any or all three award categories by submitting an online nomination form by July 5.
Update to CIRI Recreational Land Use Permitting Policy
One of CIRI’s corporate values is respect, which includes respect for the land and promoting responsible stewardship of CIRI resources.
Guide to the 2020 Annual Report
CIRI recently released its 2020 Annual Report, which summarizes the company’s performance last year and contains information readers can use to better understand CIRI’s business and investments.
CIRI is looking to contact the individuals listed in connection with the following estates.
2021 CIRI Information Meeting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, CIRI will not hold in-person Information Meetings this year.
2021 Farewell Dall Sheep Hunting Permits
As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2021.
GreenLink Prize Drawings
Shareholders who reduce their carbon footprint by opting for electronic delivery of certain materials have two more chances to win $1,000!
2020 Tax Information
CIRI IRS Forms 1099 for the 2020 tax year will be mailed no later than Feb. 1, 2021.
2020 AFN Award Recipients
Each year, the Alaska Federation of Natives awards honor Native and non-Native leaders in recognition of their dedicated efforts to serving the Native community.
Coming Soon: Cultures of CIRI and Virtual Mentoring Program
CIRI is rolling out two exciting new web-based programs in early 2021— Cultures of CIRI and virtual mentoring.
Qenek Portal Enhancements
CIRI’s Qenek portal is a free online resource that provides easy access to a wealth of news, information and forms, while also offering the convenience of performing certain tasks and record changes online.
2020 Virtual Potlatch
In lieu of our annual in-person gatherings, please join CIRI for a virtual Friendship Potlatch!
2020 CIRI Elder, Shareholder and Youth Awards
Congratulations to Elder of the Year Virginia Wolf, Shareholder of the Year Tammy Ashley, and Youth Recognition Award recipient Aleshanee Nikita!
Youth Educational Incentive Prize Winners
To encourage youth to attend and excel at school, CIRI conducts twice-yearly prize drawings for students in grades 7-12 who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above and students who miss no more than four classes in the reporting period.
Missing: More than 550 Alaska Native Veterans Eligible for Federal Land
Readers may recall earlier Raven’s Circle articles that referenced the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which contains a provision to help eligible Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War era select up to 160 acres of land in Alaska.
2020 CIRI Friendship Potlatches Cancelled
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CIRI’s 2020 Friendship Potlatches have been cancelled.
Registration and Vote-by-Mail Reminder
Alaskans have through Oct. 3 to register to vote or update any outdated voter registration information for this year’s general election, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3.
CIRI Calendar Photo Contest for 2021
CIRI is seeking high-resolution electronic photos from shareholders and descendants for use in the 2021 CIRI calendar.
Vietnam Veterans Allotment Update
You may recall earlier Raven’s Circle articles that referenced the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which contains a provision to help eligible Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War era select up to 160 acres of land in Alaska.
Alaskans May Now Apply Online to Vote by Mail
Alaskans may now apply online for absentee ballots, making it easier to vote by mail in the 2020 primary and general elections.
Changes to CIRI’s Recreational Use Permitting Policy
Kenai Peninsula moose and bear hunting permits now available exclusively to CIRI shareholders and descendants.
Update: CIRI Settlement Trust
At the 2019 CIRI Annual Meeting, shareholders voted to establish the CIRI Settlement Trust.
Direct Deposit Vouchers to be Discontinued
Beginning with the March 2020 distributions, paper vouchers will no longer be mailed to shareholders who receive their payments via direct deposit.
Save the Date: 2020 Information and Annual Meetings
CIRI Information Meetings will be held April 18 in Anchorage; April 25 in Kenai, Alaska; and May 9 in Puyallup, Wash. The Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held June 6 in Anchorage.
2020 Farewell Sheep Hunting Permits
As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2020.
First Quarter Distributions
First quarter CST Elders Distributions will be distributed March 13. First quarter CST Distributions will be distributed March 31. Resource revenue, or 7(j), payments will be distributed April 1.
New Quarterly eNewsletter Prize Drawing
To increase participation, quarterly prize drawings are conducted from the names of shareholders enrolled in CIRI’s eNewsletter Program who have valid email and mailing addresses on file. In 2020, the eNewsletter Program quarterly prize winner will have his/her choice of an iPad or $400 cash!
CIHA Celebrates Ch’anikna Commons Grand Opening
Cook Inlet Housing Authority held a grand opening celebration for its newest family housing development, Ch’anikna Commons, on Sept. 24, 2019.
Board Write-in Candidate Information due Feb. 19
As in the past, all shareholders interested in running for the CIRI Board of Directors as write-in candidates will have an opportunity to submit their information for inclusion in CIRI’s election materials.
2019 CIRI Shareholder Tax Information
IRS 1099 forms for the 2019 tax year will be mailed to shareholders on Jan. 31, 2020.
Application Period Now Open: 2020 Next Gen Day
CIRI’s Next Gen Day provides an inside look into the company and future opportunities available to CIRI youth.
Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Land Allotment Application Period to Open September 2020
The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act includes a provision to help Alaska Native veterans of the Vietnam War era select up to 160 acres of land in Alaska.
TCF President and CEO Celebrates 20 Years
In October, original CIRI shareholder Susan Anderson (Tlingit) celebrated 20 years with The CIRI Foundation.
Shape Our Future
Why is the 2020 census important? The data gathered will provide vital information to leaders in your school, your Tribal and local village governments, and businesses for use in community planning.
2019 CIRI Elder, Shareholder and Youth Awards
Join us in congratulating William “Bill” English Sr., Chief Gary Harrison and Kiona Kuhn!
2019 Youth Art Contest Winners
Join us in congratulating Aidan Gilliam, Brooklyn Koenigs, Zoe Pagano and Malaya Meyer!
Save the Date: Northwest Friendship Potlatch
Please RSVP for the Northwest Friendship Potlatch, to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in Puyallup, Washington.
Fourth Quarter Distributions
CST distributions in the amount of $10.51/share will be mailed or directly deposited Tuesday, Dec. 10. Elders’ Settlement Trust distributions of $450 will be mailed or directly deposited Friday, Dec. 13.
Nonprofit Spotlight: Alaska Native Heritage Center
A gathering place where Alaska Native cultures are nurtured and shared with visitors from all over the state and the world, for 20 years the Alaska Native Heritage Center has functioned as a “living museum.”
CIRI Summer Interns Showcase
On Friday, Aug. 16, CIRI’s summer interns shared with CIRI staff and several Board members all they learned this summer.
Save the Date: 2019 Friendship Potlatches
CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends.
Save the Date: CIRI’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
CIRI’s Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Anchorage.
You can Help Reduce CIRI’s Environmental Impact
From the comfort of their own homes, shareholders can read the latest CIRI news, update their mailing addresses and other contact information, RSVP for events and even vote in Board elections.
Update: Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment
Eligible veterans asked to update addresses ASAP; VA to provide list of potential applicants by Sept. 19.
Fireweed Business Center Window Replacement Project
The Fireweed Business Center, CIRI’s corporate headquarters in midtown Anchorage, is an elegant, energy-efficient building that promotes productivity in a comfortable and controllable work environment.
Shining a Light on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
In the U.S., violence against Indigenous women has reached unprecedented levels.
New Shareholder Participation Committee Members
Please join CIRI in welcoming the following new adult SPC members, whose terms will expire June 2022.
The CIRI Foundation has Moved!
As of June 6, The CIRI Foundation has a new physical and mailing address.
2019 Annual Meeting Prize Winners
The 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders included cash prize drawings for shareholders who submitted a valid proxy by the proxy deadline.
The CIRI Foundation Scholarship and Grant Deadlines
Information about TCF’s general scholarship, vocational training and internship program deadlines.
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants. Millions of Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, and most do not know they are infected.
2019 Annual Meeting Early Bird and eVote Prizes
Shareholders whose proxies (for any proxy holder or candidate) are received on the deadline date for a particular drawing will be eligible for that drawing and all subsequent drawings.
Guide to the 2018 Annual Report
CIRI recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which summarizes the company’s performance last year.
2019 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Award Nominations
CIRI is accepting nominations for the 2019 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall.
2019 CIRI Summer Internship Application Period Now Open
CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Internship program.
CIRI Next Gen
CIRI’s Next Gen story inspires us to continue to evolve alongside our shareholders and descendants, and to provide meaningful opportunities for years to come.
2019 CIRI C3 Experience
With the goal of fostering leadership skills and helping prepare shareholders and descendants ages 15 to 19 for college and careers, the CIRI C3 Experience is a camp like no other.
CLDC Joint Venture Receives Award
On Nov. 15, 2018, the Merritt I-66 Business Park development received the “Best Research and Development/Industrial/Flex Project Award.”
$1,000 Stock Will Prize Drawing Winners
To encourage shareholders to return a valid will on CIRI’s new Stock Will form, CIRI first announced in September that it would conduct a special prize drawing to select five winners who would each receive $1,000.
First Quarter Shareholder Distributions
First quarter Elders’ Settlement Trust payments of $450 will be distributed on March 8. First quarter shareholder dividend amounts are typically confirmed before the date of record, which, this year, falls on March 21.
2018 CIRI Shareholder Tax Info
IRS 1099 forms for the 2018 tax year will be mailed to shareholders on Jan. 31, 2019.
Honoring our Servicemen and Women
In honor of Veterans Day, which is observed each year on Nov. 11, CIRI would like to pay tribute to our men and women in uniform.
2019 Board Election
The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2019 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate.
Apply Now: 2019 Next Generation Day
CIRI’s Next Generation Day provides an inside look into the company and future opportunities available to CIRI youth. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 4.
Next Generation Day Pop-Up Art Contest
In conjunction with Next Generation Day, CIRI is looking for a theme and corresponding original artwork. The winning artist will receive a $200 Visa gift card!
2018 CIRI Shareholder, Elder and Youth Awards
Congratulations to CIRI’s 2018 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Award recipients.
$1,000 Stock Will Prize Drawing Reminder
CIRI will conduct five $1,000 prize drawings from the names of shareholders who return a valid will on the new CIRI Stock Will form to CIRI by Nov. 16, 2018.
New Shareholder and Descendant Discounts
CIRI is pleased to present the following new shareholder and descendant discounts.
Save the Date: 2018 Friendship Potlatches
2018 Friendship Potlatches will be held Oct. 13 in Kenai, Alaska; Oct. 21 in Anchorage, Alaska; and Nov. 3 in Puyallup, Wash. Please RSVP!
Phone Scam Targeting ANC Shareholders
Thank you to Eyak Corporation for alerting us to a scam targeting shareholders of Alaska Native corporations (ANCs).
New CIRI Stock Will
Complete CIRI’s newly designed Stock Will form and you may win one of five $1,000 special prizes.
Register to Vote in the Upcoming Midterm Elections by Oct. 7
You have the power to shape our future, but only if you exercise your right vote!
New Shareholder and Descendant Discount
Janssen Funeral Homes offers a 25 percent discount on full traditional services (visitation, service and burial costs) and a 10 percent discount on minimal services (burial only) for deceased CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants.
2018 Annual Meeting Prize Winners
The 2018 Annual Meeting of CIRI Shareholders included cash prize drawings for shareholders who submitted a valid proxy by the proxy deadline, or who registered to vote in person at the Annual Meeting.
2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The 2018 Annual Meeting of CIRI Shareholders provided more than an opportunity to hear the results of the previous year’s financial performance and vote to elect the members of the CIRI Board of Directors.
SPCs a Vital Link between CIRI Shareholders and the Corporation
Since 1995, CIRI’s Shareholder Participation Committees have helped increase two-way communication between CIRI and its shareholders, identify issues of immediate and long-term importance to shareholders and descendants, and educate shareholders and descendants on the corporation’s mission, business operations, corporate policies and other matters.
2018 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Awards
CIRI is accepting nominations for the 2018 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall.
Mark your Calendar: The CIRI Foundation Scholarship and Grant Deadlines
The CIRI Foundation general scholarship deadline is June 1, and the vocational training grant deadline is June 30.
Save the Date: 2018 Information Meetings, Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CIRI’s 2018 Shareholder Information Meetings will take place April 28 in Anchorage and May 12 in Puyallup, Wash. CIRI’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will take place June 2 in Soldotna, Alaska.
2018 Annual Meeting Early Bird Prizes
To encourage early submission of proxies, CIRI is offering $15,000 in Early Bird prizes!
CITC Summer Camps for AN/AI Students
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a CIRI-affiliated nonprofit, offers free summer camps for Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) students 12 to 14 and 15 to 21 years of age.
Where are They Now?
With the 2018 summer internship application deadline fast approaching (May 11), we thought we’d check in with a few of our former interns to see what they’re doing now.
CIRI will mail or directly deposit its first quarter 2018 dividend of $8.87 per share (or $887 per 100 shares) by 6 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Friday, March 30 to all shareholders with a valid mailing address on file with CIRI as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.
2018 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Award Nominations
CIRI is accepting nominations for the 2018 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall. The nomination deadline is June 4, 2018.
2018 Summer Internship Application Period Now Open
CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Internship program. The application deadline is May 11, 2018.
CIRI/Weidner Partnership Capitalizes on Market and Sells Arizona Property
In the early 2000s, Phoenix, Ariz., was one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. But in 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession, Phoenix housing prices declined quickly. Numerous Alaskans flocked to the area to purchase second homes or investment properties at bargain rates.
TCF President and CEO Receives Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award
For her role in strengthening communities through a commitment to improving Alaska’s social, economic and civic life, CIRI shareholder Susan Anderson, president and CEO of The CIRI Foundation (TCF), received the 2018 Distinguished Service to the Humanities in Leadership award.
Take the Next Generation to Work Day
CIRI’s Take the Next Generation to Work Day kicked off with seven young shareholders and descendants arriving Jan. 15 at the Fireweed Business Center, ready to learn about the company and experience what’s involved in and required for future jobs they may be interested in.
Reminder: Apply Now for the CIRI C3 Experience
With the goal of fostering leadership skills and helping prepare young shareholders and descendants for college and careers, the CIRI C3 Experience is a camp like no other.
CIRI Supports Go Red for Women
CIRI is a long-time supporter of Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s campaign to encourage awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.
2017 CIRI Shareholder Tax Information
IRS 1099 forms for the 2017 tax year were mailed to shareholders on January 31, 2018. The proper IRS forms and schedules to use when completing your tax return may vary depending on the types of CIRI payments received.
A Note to Shareholders Regarding the CIRI Calendar
As you may have noticed, CIRI did not produce a 2018 calendar. The cost for producing, printing and mailing the calendar is significant and increases each year.
The Raven’s Circle asked shareholders and confirmed descendants for photos interpreting the theme “Winter Wonderland.” Thank you to all those who sent in submissions!
New Episode of CIRIosity Now Available
Download the newest episode of CIRIosity, the CIRI podcast, “Reforming Criminal Justice in Alaska.”
Coming Soon: CIRI C3 Experience
Delve into Alaska Native culture, discuss your post-high school plans, receive guidance and counseling on college and careers, learn about CIRI and more!
Call for Photos: ‘Winter Wonderland’
We invite all CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants to send us their photos interpreting the theme “Winter Wonderland” by Monday, Jan. 15. Selected photos will appear in a future Raven’s Circle.
2018 Board Election
The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2018 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate.
Hitting the Streets to Help the Homeless
What started as a small idea from the Peer Support Group has blossomed into an all-out effort by Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) Peer Support Recovery team to lend Anchorage’s homeless community a helping hand.
CIRI Hosts SPC Meeting
CIRI hosted its Shareholder Participation Committee members Oct. 23-24 at the Fireweed Business Center, the company’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage. The two-day meeting covered a range of topics and issues.
CIRI’s Fourth Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while you support Alaska Native artists! To be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Fireweed Business Center in Anchorage.
CIRI Launches New and Improved Alaska Native Hire Website
Move over, Monster.com. Step aside, Craigslist. A revamped website provides custom tools to help Alaska Native job seekers land the perfect job.
2017 CIRI Youth Art Contest
CIRI wishes to thank the participants in this year’s Youth Art Contest who shared their interpretation of the WILDLife in Alaska!
Fourth Quarter Shareholder Distributions
Fourth quarter dividends in the amount of $10.10 per share will be mailed or directly deposited Dec. 7. Fourth quarter Elders’ Trust payments of $450 will be mailed or directly deposited Dec. 8.
Ceremony Marks Completion of Major Construction on Hawaii Development
As CIRI’s land development project on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i nears completion, several local honored guests and neighbors, along with execs from CIRI, participated in a traditional Hawaiian dedication/blessing.
Two CIRI Shareholders Named Native American 40 Under 40
Please join CIRI in congratulating Adam Leggett and Raina Thiele!
Are You a Missing Class Member of Claimant of the Cobell Settlement?
The final deadline for submitting documentation so that payment can be made has been set by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as Nov. 27, 2017.
Save the Date: CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches
Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends.
Student Conservation Association 2017 CIRI Youth Crew
To ensure Alaska Native youth remain connected with their land, culture and heritage, since 2010 CIRI has sponsored a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Youth Crew.
CIRI Golf Classic Benefits Four Youth Charities
On a bright and sunny morning, 148 players turned out for CIRI’s 34th Annual Golf Classic, held Friday, Aug. 4 at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage.
Meet CIRI’s Summer Interns
As part of CIRI’s commitment to provide shareholders and descendants valuable experience in their career fields, this summer CIRI placed five young shareholders and descendants in temporary positions.
CIRI, Eklutna Inc. Sign Gravel Pit Agreement
In the spirit of working together, CIRI and Eklutna Inc. recently signed an agreement to open a gravel pit in north Eagle River, Alaska.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Meets with Alaska Native Leaders at Fireweed Business Center
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with the AFN board of directors and the Alaska Congressional delegation June 1 at the Fireweed Business Center, CIRI’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage.
Annual Meeting Recap
Thank you to the nearly 300 shareholders and their family members who turned out for the 2017 Annual Meeting of CIRI Shareholders!
KIT Celebrates Opening of 2017 Educational Fishery
The Kenaitze Indian Tribe officially opened the 2017 Educational Fishery on May 1, welcoming scores of tribal members to the fishery site in Kenai for a day-long celebration.
New Tenant Moves Into Fireweed Business Center
Please join CIRI in welcoming new tenant Umialik Insurance Company to the Fireweed Business Center!
Reminder: 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CIRI’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Saturday, June 3 at Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka Learning and Wellness Center in Anchorage. Alaska Airlines is offering a 5 percent discount to attendees.
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.
CITC Opens Early Head Start Center in Anchorage
Finding child care in Anchorage just became a lot easier for Alaska Native families thanks to Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) newest project, the Clare Swan Early Head Start Child Care Center.
2017 Annual Meeting Prizes
Vote early and win! To encourage early submission of proxies, CIRI is offering $15,000 in Early Bird prizes.
Fire Island Wind Produces Record Energy Output
A wind turbine project three miles off the coast of Anchorage, Fire Island Wind supplies clean, renewable energy to approximately 7,000 homes in southcentral Alaska.
Save the Date: Information Meetings, Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Meeting attendance is limited to CIRI shareholders and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children) and/or stock custodians.
2017 Summer Internship Application Period Now Open
CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Internship program. Whenever possible, students’ interests are aligned with positions we have available within the company and through partnerships in the community.
2017 Shareholder, Elder and Youth Award Nominations
CIRI is accepting nominations for the 2017 awards to be presented at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches this fall.
Development of San Antonio Subdivision Moves Forward
In the ebb and flow of the real estate market, a CIRI-owned development in Texas is beginning to flow. A master-planned subdivision 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, Escondido North provides high-quality homes at entry-level prices.
2016 CIRI Shareholder Tax Information
IRS 1099 forms for the 2016 tax year were mailed to shareholders on January 26, 2017.
CIHA Debuts Mixed-Use Building at 3600 Spenard
With a prime midtown Anchorage location, Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s (CIHA) new mixed-use building combines retail and residential space in a sleek, energy-efficient design.
Apply Now for Sheep Hunting Permits
About 200 miles west of Anchorage, near Farewell, lie CIRI’s two townships of mountainous property. As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2017.
Calling All Home Cooks: Send Us Your Recipes!
Submit your favorite recipes to the Raven’s Circle!
CIRI Welcomes New Vice President of Business Development and Operations
Please join us in welcoming Thom Holder as CIRI’s new vice president, Business Development and Operations.
New Quarterly Drawings for an Echo Dot!
Create a Qenek account or access your existing account by March 31 to be eligible for the first-quarter drawing.
Take the Next Generation to Work Day: Monday, Jan. 16
For the third year, CIRI invites young shareholders and descendants to explore future career paths by spending a day at CIRI on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an Anchorage School District holiday. (Take the Next Generation to Work Day is annually scheduled to fall on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to eliminate the need for participating youth to miss any school.)
Educational Incentives for CIRI Youth
Every school day counts. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child’s school career.
Coming Soon: Fifth Annual Job and Resource Fair
The CIRI Job and Resource Fair is open to CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants (attendees are asked to bring their CIRI shareholder or descendant identification cards). The event will focus on employment opportunities with CIRI, its subsidiaries and affiliated nonprofits, along with other Alaska Native corporations and private employers in the Cook Inlet region.
Congratulations to CIRI’s 2016 Shareholder, Elder and Youth of the Year
Read about this year’s Shareholder and Descendant award recipients.
Save the Date: Fifth Annual CIRI Job Fair
CIRI’s fifth annual Job and Resource Fair for shareholders and confirmed descendants will be held on Friday, Jan. 27.
Apply Now: Take the Next Generation to Work Day
Shareholders and confirmed descendants ages 10 through high school are invited to apply for CIRI’s Take the Next Generation to Work Day, which is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16.
CITC Partners with Covenant House to Create a Home for Homeless Youth
As part of its commitment to double the amount of transitional housing available to homeless youth in Anchorage, on Sept. 23, CIRI-affiliated nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), along with Covenant House Alaska, celebrated the grand opening of Dena’ina House, a 26-bed facility in downtown Anchorage.
CIRI Shareholder Handbook Available Online
CIRI’s Shareholder Handbook has been prepared by CIRI to provide shareholders convenient access to information about the company, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, corporate policies and procedures, and much more.