Sealaska shareholders will learn the results of the regional Native corporation's election during its annual meeting, set for Saturday in Ketchikan.
Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is advertising for a new executive director. Malena Marvin is resigning after leading the group for about two years.
Sealaska will distribute $17.5 million in dividends to its 22,000 shareholders Dec. 3. Most of the money comes from sister corporations' resource earnings.
Sealaska shareholders have returned five incumbents to the regional Native corporation’s 13-member board of directors.
Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on the Sealaska board of directors.
Could Sealaska make more money, pay higher dividends and make better use of its land? Yes, say some shareholders critical of the Southeast regional Native corporation’s management.
Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast, upped its income by $50 million in 2014. But it’s still losing money.
The man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.
Sealaska’s new board chairman and CEO say the regional Native corporation is gearing up for growth.