2017 Archive

NANA announces sale of four Anchorage hotels

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - NANA is pleased to announce the sale of four Anchorage hotels that it had ownership interest in, effective Nov. 7, 2017. The new owner is JL Properties, an Alaska-based real estate and investment firm. This sale will allow NANA to concentrate further on Alaska’s resource development industries, including the Red Dog Mine, and its strong federal and commercial group opportunities.

Update: Office Closures 11/21/17

Update: Due to continuing weather conditions, the Kotzebue, Kobuk, Noorvik, Kiana, Selawik, Kivalina and Noatak offices will remain closed through the business day.

Buckland, Deering, Ambler, Shungnak, and Anchorage offices are still operating on normal business hours.

Taikuu and be safe!

NANA seeks nominations for Board of Directors

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill eight (8) three-year terms on the NANA Board of Directors. The At-large Petitions deadline is extended to Monday, November 13, 2017, at 5 p.m. AKST. For more information please contact Lisa Akerelrea at 907-265-3735.

Nominations are sought for the following eight (8) board seats:

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  The 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be available live via webcast this year. 

Shareholder Notice - Soliciting proxies/Campaigning

Attention NANA Shareholders,

This is to remind shareholders who campaign or solicit votes/proxies for the election of any specific individual at NANA’s 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting to become familiar with the State of Alaska’s laws and regulations. NANA, the board of directors, candidates, and shareholders are subject to laws and regulations enforced by the State of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Banking and Securities.

Nominations open for the 2018 NANA Awards!

Do you know an Elder, youth, NANA shareholder, or non-shareholder that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to NANA? Nominate them for the 2018 NANA Awards!


NANA 2017 Informal Meetings announcement

NANA’s 2017 Informal Shareholder Meetings are scheduled from November 3 – December 5, 2017. NANA officers and staff are traveling to all 11 NANA communities, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle to discuss important information regarding our Corporation. 

NANA Regional Corporation announces 2018 Annual Meeting location and date

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) has announced that the 2018 Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders will take place in Buckland, Alaska on March 12, 2018, at the Buckland School. NANA’s Board of Directors approved the location during their quarterly board meeting on September 27, 2017.

Deadline for New Enrollment, Change of Address, Direct Deposit and/or Name Change


The Deadline for New Enrollment, Change of Address, Direct Deposit or Name Change will be November 1, 2017, and the Record Date is November 13, 2017. Dividends will be mailed and direct deposits sent to accounts on or about November 27, 2017.

NANA Announces 2017 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

Anchorage, Alaska – Sept. 27, 2017 – NANA’s board of directors declared a dividend for fiscal year 2017 of $8.00 per share payable on or about November 27, 2017, to shareholders of record as of November 13, 2017. The total distribution will be about $12.9 million, which will be paid to NANA’s approximately 14,200 Iñupiat shareholders.

Cobell v. Salazar Class Action Lawsuit

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The US District Court for the District of Columbia (the “Court”) has set November 27, 2017, as the final deadline for any Class Member or the heir of the Class Member to provide documentation so that payment can be made.


Letter to Representative David Eastman from Wayne Westlake, NANA President/CEO

Dear Representative Eastman:
NANA's mission is to improve the quality of life for our more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders. In addition to maximizing economic growth, and protecting and enhancing our lands, we also work to promote healthy communities with decisions and behaviors guided by our Iñupiat Illitqusiat, which is our traditional value system.

2017 Shareholder Awards

Every year NANA honors four members of our NANA family with awards that recognize their contributions to our people, our communities and our company.

the 2017 NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Survey Prize Winners

The winners of the  2017 NANA Elders' Settlement Trust Survey are as follows:

$600 - Mary K. Barr
$300 - Edna Bailey
$200 - James McClellan
$200 - Edith A. Snyder
$200 - James Blakley
$100 - Roland K. Adams, Sr.

Checks will be mailed to the prize winners on or about April 3, 2017. Taikuu!

2017 NANA Annual Meeting Door Prizes

March 14, 2017 – Kotzebue, Alaska - NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2017 Annual Meeting today in Kotzebue, Alaska. During the meeting, 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.  Winners are listed below:

NANA Shareholders Elect 2017 Board of Directors

March 14, 2017 – KOTZEBUE, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today in Kotzebue, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve three-year terms on the NANA board:

Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Kotzebue Middle High School in Kotzebue, Alaska, for the following purposes:

1. To elect seven (7) Directors to serve a term of three (3) years. 

2. To transact such other business requiring shareholder approval which properly comes before the Annual Meeting, or any adjournment(s) thereof. 

Do you know an Elder who should be nominated for NANA’s Annual Award?

There are many elders in our communities that do great things for others every day. Help NANA honor these unsung heroes by nominating them for the NANA Annual Elder Award.

Dates of rescheduled Informal Shareholder Meetings

NANA Informal Shareholder Meetings in the region - Winter 2017 Schedule

Please join us for the rescheduled 2016 Informal Shareholder Meetings in the region.

Contact Martha Cervantes at 1-800-478-3301 if you have questions or need more information.

NANA looking for Elder Adviser for three-year term

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is looking for an Elder advisor for a three-year term. Candidates must be 62 years of age or older, a NANA shareholder, fluent in Iñupiaq, and must be a respected, positive role model with a strong foundation in the Iñupiat Ilitqusiat. For more information, contact your local shareholder relations coordinator or shareholder relations.


NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces 2016 Distribution

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Jan. 13, 2017 - The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $750.00 per Elder distribution for 2016. 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 by January 20, 2017.