Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

Sealaska sells off share in plastics venture

Southeast’s regional Native corporation is out of the plastics business. Sealaska sold its share of factories in Alabama, Iowa and Guadalajara, Mexico, on Monday. more

Where will SE election boundaries end up?

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough redistricting plan for Southeast does not specify how Juneau's two districts will be split up.

The latest redistricting maps propose new political boundaries for much of Southeast Alaska. Some answer community concerns. But the final result is not going to make everyone happy. more

Incumbents win more terms on Sealaska board

Sealaska shareholders have re-elected four incumbents to their regional Native corporation’s board of directors. more

New shuttle ferry design moving ahead

The Ketchikan Shipyard, operated by Alaska Ship & Drydock, is one of the more visible parts of Southeast's maritime economy. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

There’s more information on the new shuttle ferries slated to be built at Ketchikan’s Alaska Ship and Drydock. more

Fourteen run for Sealaska’s board

The cover page of Sealaska's proxy statement and annual meeting notice. Fourteen candidates are running for for board of directors seats.

Ten Sealaska shareholders are challenging four incumbents for the regional Native corporation’s board of directors. more

Feds oppose smaller Sealaska land bill

Alaska Rep. Don Young oversees a Thursday House Committee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing on Sealaska land-selection legislation. Image courtesy the committee.

A new, smaller Sealaska land-selection measure faces opposition from the federal government. The legislation would transfer 3,600 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Southeast-based regional Native corporation. more

Sealaska reports higher revenues, profits

Sealaska Plaza is the corporation's Juneau headquarters. Spring dividends were just announced.

Sealaska is making more money. Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation says it brought in almost $312 million during 2012. more

Sequestration to hit regional tribal programs

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee and tribal member Herb Didrickson receives the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from THCC First Vice President Will Micklin during the recent Tribal Assembly.

The Tlingit and Haida Central Council expects some financial challenges in the coming years. more

Prince of Wales-Ketchikan ferry loses state subsidy

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority ship Stikine sails through Ketchikan's Tongass Narrows. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.

Southeast’s Inter-Island Ferry Authority will soon be short on cash. more

Central Council holds 78th tribal assembly

Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas is stepping down. Delegates will elect a new president this week. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

The Tlingit-Haida Central Council holds its 78th Annual Tribal Assembly in Juneau this week. more