Video Demonstration: Smoked Salmon
Need tips on how to smoke your summer salmon? Let CIRI’s own Vicki Otte lead you through the step-by-step process!
Anchorage Museum Programs Bridge Past and Future
The Anchorage Museum tells the story of the people and landscapes of the North through its programs, exhibitions and collection.
CIRI’s 50th Anniversary—June 8, 2022
CIRI was established June 8, 1972, under terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. CIRI’s 50th anniversary gives us the opportunity to not only reflect, but to reimagine, to learn, adapt, innovate and grow.
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 the U.S. House of Representatives.
2022 Shareholder and Elders’ Distributions
The dividend policy adopted by the CIRI Board of Directors in 2007 set total CIRI dividend payments to shareholders in any given year at 3.5% of the total shareholders’ equity, calculated as of Dec. 31 of the prior year.
CIRI Holiday Closure: Dec. 23-31, 2021
In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, CIRI will be closed Dec. 23-31, 2021.
Cultures of CIRI Storytelling Platform
An innovative new story-sharing platform, Cultures of CIRI provides CIRI shareholders and descendants an opportunity to connect with others by sharing “sukdu”—the Dena’ina Athabascan for “stories.”
Land Selection Process for Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans
The Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Program of 2019 permits eligible Vietnam-era veterans or their heirs to apply for up to 160 acres federal land in Alaska.
2021 CIRI Calendar Photo Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 CIRI calendar photo contest!
Apply Now: 2021 Virtual Next Gen Day
Shareholders and descendants 10 years through high-school age are invited to apply to participate in CIRI’s 2021 Next Gen Day, which will be held virtually.
U.S. Court Rules ANCs Ineligible for CARES Act Funding
On Sept. 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Alaska Native corporations are ineligible for CARES Act funding.
CARES Act Funding Update
The CARES Act was passed by Congress on March 27, 2020. Soon after a lawsuit was filed challenging the right of Alaska Native corporations, like CIRI, to receive CARES Act funds.
Get Out the Native Vote
This is a big election year in Alaska, with multiple state ballot measures, a U.S. Senate seat, a U.S. House seat and most of the Alaska Legislature up for election.
Q&A with NWG President and CEO Chris Leichtweis
Christopher (Chris) Leichtweis serves as president and CEO of the North Wind Group. We sat down to talk with him about his role and what he sees for the company’s future.
National Native American Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions America’s First Peoples have made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.
September is National Preparedness Month
Prepare now to have the tools and plans in place to make it on your own, no matter where you are when disaster strikes.
CIRI Settlement Trust: Third Quarter Update
On Aug. 1, the CST Board of Trustees approved shareholder distributions from the third quarter onward to be paid from the CST.
CIRI Settlement Trust Passes by Sizeable Margin
At the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, shareholders voted to create the CIRI Settlement Trust.
Second Quarter Distributions
Elders’ Settlement Trust payments will be mailed/directly deposited June 14. Second quarter dividends will be mailed/directly deposited June 28.
CIRI Settlement Trust
On Oct. 17, 2018, the CIRI Board of Directors approved an action to place a resolution before the CIRI shareholders at the 2019 Annual Meeting to authorize the CIRI Settlement Trust.
North Wind Recognized for “Excellent” Performance
For the evaluation period Oct. 27, 2017, through Oct. 26, 2018, North Wind Solutions earned 97 percent of the fee for which it was eligible and was recognized for “excellent” performance.
Next Gen Day Pop-Up Art Contest
In conjunction with 2019 Next Gen Day, CIRI hosted a pop-up art contest.
North Wind Joint Venture Awarded Contract for Mercury Treatment Plant
North Wind Construction recently won a four-year DOE contract to build a mercury treatment facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Ballot Measure 1 Fails by Sizable Margin
A controversial ballot measure that threatened improvements to roads, runways and other public infrastructure, Ballot Measure No. 1 was struck down by voters on Nov. 6.
KBC Programs Highlight Stories of Recovery and Resilience
The leader in bringing Alaska Native voices to Alaska and the nation, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is committed to covering indigenous issues.
Stand for Salmon Initiative Stripped of Unconstitutional Language
On Aug. 8, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down sections of Ballot Measure No. 1, calling the excluded sections an “unconstitutional appropriation.”
“Do more with less.” This is the constant struggle for most nonprofits — how to meet the growing needs of the increasing number of individuals seeking service, despite budget constraints and limited staff.
The Comeback Kick
When 15-year-old CIRI descendant Judah Eason regarded the sealskin ball hanging above him at this year’s NYO, he flashed back to exactly one year ago, when the pain of a bone breaking in half halted his NYO weekend.
Anti-Development Initiative Goes Before State Supreme Court
The so-called Yes for Salmon ballot initiative that would overhaul regulations affecting virtually any type of project in Alaska came before the state Supreme Court April 26. The court will decide if the initiative is constitutional.
CIRI Applauds Signing of EIS for Cooper Landing Bypass Route
As any Alaskan sport fishing enthusiast can attest, “combat fishing” is very much a reality. Nowhere is this more apparent than near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, not far from the town of Cooper Landing (population: 300).
Anchorage Votes by Mail on April 3
In December 2015, the Anchorage Assembly approved a resolution implementing a Vote by Mail election process beginning with the 2018 regular election.
Anti-Development Initiative Likely to Appear on Ballot
On Jan. 16, Yes for Salmon (formerly Stand for Salmon) submitted 49,500 signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections in Anchorage – enough to likely place its proposal on the ballot in 2018.
CIRI Joins Doyon in Drilling Project
Targeting a promising oil and gas prospect, CIRI will join fellow Alaska Native regional corporation Doyon, Limited (Doyon) in drilling the Totchaket #1 well this summer.
Visit Tikahtnu Commons for all your Holiday Shopping Needs
An 85-acre shopping center with nearly 50 dining, entertainment and retail options, Tikahtnu Commons serves the growing needs of Anchorage, Eagle River and the Mat-Su Valley.
2017 CIRI Shareholder, Elder and Youth Awards
Congratulations to Shareholder of the Year Greg Encelewski, Elder of the Year Gemma Gaudio and Youth Recognition Award recipient Julianne Wilson.
Alaska Native Leader Nominated to Oversee Indian Affairs
Tara Sweeney, executive vice president of external affairs for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), has been nominated by President Donald Trump to the position of assistant secretary of Indian Affairs.
Fire Island Wind Project History
The idea for a commercial-scale wind project was first vetted in the late 1990s by Chugach Electric Association, Alaska’s largest electric cooperative.
Over 30,000 Indian Trust Settlement Class Members Missing
Are you a missing class member or claimant of the Cobell Settlement? The claims administrator is seeking missing class members and claimants and must receive documentation from these individuals by Nov. 27.
TCF is Born
TCF was incorporated on July 9, 1982. Its primary purpose was, and continues to be, expanding and enhancing the educational assistance programs made available to CIRI shareholders and their direct lineal descendants.
2017 Board Election Results
Preliminary results (i.e., subject to final certification by the Inspector of Election) indicate that CIRI shareholders elected five individuals to the CIRI Board of Directors at the company’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
Guide to the 2016 Annual Report
CIRI recently released its 2016 Annual Report. This document summarizes the company’s performance last year and contains information readers can use to better understand CIRI’s business and investments.
Travel Discounts Available for CIRI Annual Meeting
Alaska Airlines is generously offering discounts to shareholders and their immediate family members attending CIRI’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Anchorage June 3. Although only one discount …
Fireweed Business Center Achieves ‘Green’ Building Designation
CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center, the company’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage, recently achieved LEED Gold certification.
Shareholder Portal Add-On
In September 2016, CIRI debuted its new online shareholder portal, Qenek. The portal was designed to interface directly with the Granite shareholder records management system.
2017 Board Election
The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in nomination to the 2017 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate. To be considered, all Board slate applicants, including incumbents, must complete and return a candidate nominee application to CIRI by 3 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Monday, Jan. 16.
CIRI Hosts SPC Members
To better increase two-way communication between CIRI and its shareholders, CIRI relies on its Shareholder Participation Committee (SPC).
CIRI Youth Crew Improves Habitat on the Kenai Peninsula
Members of the Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) 2016 CIRI Youth Crew this summer tackled a month-long environmental challenge on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula that met a critical habitat need and improved access for visitors to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR).
Fireweed Business Center Tenant Expansion, Addition
Tenant changes are underway at the Fireweed Business Center, CIRI’s corporate headquarters.
Third Quarter Shareholder Distributions
The third quarter CIRI Elders’ Settlement Trust payment of $450 is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, with the final 2016 Elders’ payment scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9.
Silver Mountain Aims for Gold
Whether battling subzero temperatures in the winter or swarms of mosquitos in the summer, Silver Mountain Construction is up to the challenge. The Palmer, Alaska-based company recently completed a battalion headquarters at Fort Wainwright, an Army base just east of Fairbanks.
2016 Annual Meeting
Approximately 100 shareholders turned out for CIRI’s 43rd Annual Meeting, held June 4 in Puyallup, Wash.
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 the following individuals will serve a three-year term ending in 2019..
CIRI Thanks Charles G. Anderson for His Service
For his many years of service, CIRI extends its appreciation to Charles “Chuck” G. Anderson. A member of CIRI’s Board of Directors for nearly 30 years, Anderson served as Board chair from 2005 to 2013.
Save the Date: Information Meetings and Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Meeting attendance is limited to CIRI shareholders and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children) and/or stock custodians. Shareholders must check in with their guest and present identification. Refreshments will be provided.
2016 Summer Internship Application Deadline: April 22
CIRI is now accepting applications for its Summer Internship program. Intern positions within CIRI include Corporate Communications, Real Estate, Land and Resources, Shareholder Programs and Outreach, and Accounting and Business Development.
Fire Island Wind Lauded for Best-In-Industry Performance
When CIRI initially launched its Fire Island Wind project, there was concern about whether the company would be able to bring the project to fruition and, if so, how well it would operate. Four years after the project became operational, Fire Island Wind has been lauded by General Electric Company (GE) as one of the top four wind energy projects across the country.
CIRI Executive Helps Lead Push to Reform Alaska Criminal Justice System
When a special commission released its list of recommendations to reform Alaska’s criminal justice system, it was CIRI shareholder and executive Greg Razo who stood at the podium to deliver the findings.
New Video Highlights CIRI Summer Internships
Corporate Communications intern Josh Henrikson spent his summer helping to put together a video that explores what a CIRI internship is—and isn’t—all about.
Save the date: CIRI and TCF’s Friendship Potlatches
Fall is in the air, and that means one thing: It’s time, once again, for CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s annual Friendship Potlatches.
CIHA scores win for senior housing
Congratulations to Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), whose Coronado Park Senior Village in Eagle River was recently selected as an outstanding Senior Housing property by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC).
CIRI’s Next Generation: Haiku Challenge
CIRI shareholders and confirmed, registered CIRI descendants who are 10-17 years of age, and have permission from the parent or guardian, are invited to write …
Chickaloon breaks ground on new clinic
The official groundbreaking for the new Ahtnahwt’aene’ Nay’dini’aa den (“Ahtna People, Chickaloon Place”) Gathering Place, a community health center in Sutton, Alaska, took place on April 9.
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.
ANELP grows tomorrow’s leaders today
A graduate of the first cohort of students from the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP), CIRI employee Rhonda Oliver recently found herself back in class – this time not as a student, but as a guest speaker.
CIRI company sets steel in Fairbanks
Imagine working outside in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the winter. It’s not uncommon for the thermostat to linger at 20 below while ice fog encases everything in a seasonal tomb of frost.
CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas.
Save the date: CIRI, TCF Friendship Potlatches
It’s that time of year again! CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s annual Friendship Potlatches are just around the corner, so mark your calendars.
Wells Fargo donates historically significant land near Eklutna village
Amid the dance performances and festivities at this year’s Native Village of Eklutna Dena’ina Potlatch and Pow-wow, a historic moment took place as Wells Fargo …
Congratulations to CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation!
The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again recognized CATC’s Resurrection Roadhouse, Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with its Award of Excellence.
Weldin scores recognition for high standards
When you’re operating in a construction zone, with heavy equipment maneuvering about, the number one priority for successful companies is safety.
2014 CIRI Job Fair draws strong attendance
When shareholder Mary Walker came to the second annual CIRI Job and Resource Fair, she hoped to make connections that might lead to employment. She came to the right place.
Utility project to bring development opportunities to south Anchorage
Shareholders living in Anchorage may have noticed some recent activity on a couple of CIRI owned parcels this past month.