2013 Archive

NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces 2013 Distribution

Anchorage, Alaska – Dec. 20, 2013 – The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $1,000 per Elder distribution for 2013. The Trust was established by NANA in 2008 to provide a modest, yet needed, special distribution to NANA shareholders who are 65 years of age or older.

12/5 NANA Kotzebue headquarters closure

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.'s Kotzebue office is closed today, Thursday, December 5 as a safety precaution due to freezing rain.

Office closure information is also posted to Facebook (facebook.com/nanaregionalcorporation) and Twitter (@NANACorporation).

12/5 Anchorage C St. office closure

The NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. office located at 3150 C Street in Anchorage, Alaska is closed today, December 5 due to local weather and road conditions.

Office closure information is also posted on Facebook (facebook.com/nanaregionalcorporation) and Twitter (@NANACorporation).

Veterans Day Salute - Ben Gregg Sr., WWII Veteran

In 1943, an 18-year-old Ben Gregg was drafted into the United States Army; before his enlistment, Ben’s life centered on family and the traditional Iñupiat cycle of seasonal activities. But World War II was raging around the globe and able-bodied young men were needed for the war effort. Ben, like other young men of his time, answered the call and served his country at a time of great peril.

He attended boot camp near Anchorage and then embarked on an eight hour train ride to Seward before being shipped out to the Aleutians where he would fight in what is sometimes called “the forgotten war”- the Aleutian Islands Campaign pitting U.S. and Canadian forces against an occupying Japanese force on Attu and Kiska islands.

NDC president Helvi Sandvik elected to Alaska Airlines board

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Air Group board has elected Helvi Sandvik to serve as a director, effective immediately. Sandvik is president of NANA Development Corp., an Alaska Native corporation involved in engineering and construction, resource development, facilities management, real estate and hotel development, and information technology and telecommunications.

Nominations Open for 2014 NANA Awards!

Do you know an Elder, youth, NANA shareholder, or non-Native person that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to NANA? Nominate them for the 2014 NANA Awards! Forms are available at online and at your local NANA community office. Nominations must be received by 5:00 P.M. on December 13, 2013. For more information call Martha Cervantes at 1-800-478-2000 or email shareholderrelations@nana.com.

Industry Veteran Named to Head NANA Construction

The Board of Directors of NANA Construction, LLC has selected Sagen Juliussen to be the company’s new President. Juliussen has worked for NANA Construction since its founding in 2008, most recently as Vice President of Business Development.

Juliussen brings more than 28 years of experience to the position, including work as a vice president, owner representative, contractor and craftsman. He has been involved in many major projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation and mining industries.

Selawik science and culture camp in the news

SELAWIK - From a distance, a stampede of 40 11-year-olds all clad in yellow or red life jackets scurrying down the bank to waiting river boats on the Selawik River might look a little chaotic. But for those involved, they know it's all part of the annual Selawik Science-Culture Camp.

Last week and the week prior, students from kindergarten to 12th grade each spent a couple of days at the camp, located about 15 minutes northeast of the village. Members of the community, including teachers, Elders and biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also made the brisk commute each morning. Between 40 and 70 kids, and up to 20 adults attended the camp each day for two weeks.

WHPacific in Colorado Springs Business Journal

Marcus McGarity is chief financial officer for WHPacific, Inc., an Alaska native-owned architecture and engineering company that moved to Colorado Springs early this year.

The company chose Colorado Springs because it believes the city is an ideal command center for expanding its business opportunities along the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

Inuit Circumpolar Council Meets in Kotzebue

The Inuit Circumpolar Council met in Kotzebue last week. It was the first meeting there since a general assembly in 1986. Members from Russia, Greenland and Canada joined their Alaskan counterparts to discuss ongoing concerns for indigenous people in the north. ICC formed in 1977. Jim Stotts is the ICC Alaska President. He says the regional groups have grown and are much more capable of addressing the concerns of the indigenous people they represent. ICC is also part of the eight nation Arctic Council. He says increasingly, they are being listened to on perennial issues such as climate change, subsistence and oil and gas development. Stotts says the federal government worked with them while developing the new national arctic policy.

NANA shareholder named VP of AFN

Maude Blair, formerly with NANA Development Corp., is the new vice president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, one of the most powerful voices in the Alaska Native community.

NANA Shareholder Development Specialists Announced

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is pleased to announce a range of shareholder development services now available through the newly formed shareholder development division. This division, staffed by 12 shareholder development specialists, works directly with shareholders to assist in identifying and reaching personal, educational and career goals.

May 10th is Mining Day in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska Miners Association (AMA) will host a special breakfast in Anchorage for members, media, and the public to celebrate the first annual Mining Day in Alaska. The breakfast will be held at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage at 7:30am on Friday, May 10, 2013 and is open to the public. RSVP required to ama@alaskaminers.org.

NANA executive receives ATHENA Award

Helvi Sandvik received the 2013 ATHENA Award at a luncheon in the Dena'ina Center on Monday. The award, which comes with a complimentary one-year lease on a Volkswagen Passat, is presented by the Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce that recognizes, encourages and mentors women in the local business community.

NANA Shareholders Elect Board Members

March 19, 2013 – Kotzebue, Alaska - On March 18, 2013, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Kiana, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve 3-year terms on the NANA board:

2013 NANA Annual Meeting Door Prizes

March 19, 2013 – Kotzebue, Alaska - At the NANA Regional Corporation (NANA) 2013 Annual Meeting, held March 18, 2013, in Kiana, Alaska, drawings were held for door prizes for those present and those who turned in a valid proxy.  Checks will be mailed to winners who were not present at the meeting.

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. Announces 2013 Spring Shareholder Dividend

Kotzebue, Alaska – March 16, 2013 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA), is pleased to announce that the board of directors declared a  2013 spring dividend of $7.72 per share payable on or about April 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of March 22, 2013. The total distribution is approximately $12 million paid to NANA’s more than 13,000 Iñupiat shareholders.

Teck Named to Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List

01/23/2013 | 11:18am US/Eastern - Vancouver, B.C. - Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") was recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for 2013 by media and investment research company Corporate Knights. Teck was the top ranked Canadian company on the Global 100 list.