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COVID-19 Updates

In-Region Offices Close as Borough Hunkers Down

On Tuesday, May 19, Maniilaq Association reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kotzebue. In response, the Northwest Arctic Borough has amended and extended its hunker down order, which requires residents to stay home as much as possible. To best abide by the order and protect employees in the region, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed…

Red Dog Resumes Regional Outbound Travel

In late March, and in response to community concerns regarding the threat of COVID-19, NANA and Teck made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend outbound flights from Red Dog Mine to villages in the northwest Arctic region. As of Monday, May 18, Red Dog employees are able to travel home to their communities in the region.…

NANA Offices Closed Week of Memorial Day

NANA offices in Kotzebue, NANA-region villages and Anchorage will be closed the week of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance from shareholder relations by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800)…

Summer Plans at UKMP Pending as Response to COVID-19 Evolves

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NANA and Ambler Metals are working to determine how a summer field season at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) may progress while protecting communities and balancing job opportunities for residents of the region. As partners, we are evaluating several options, including a delayed season start date in…

NANA Companies Contribute Funds for In-Region Food Program in Response to COVID-19

To further support ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, NANA’s commercial group of companies recently committed $40,000 to a food program coordinated through Maniilaq Association’s Hardship Mitigation Project, which provides emergency food and supply boxes to Elders, individuals with disabilities and those recovering from substance abuse in the NANA region. NANA Construction, Kuna Engineering, NANA Management Services,…

NANA Sends Supplies to Northwest Arctic Region as Part of COVID-19 Relief

NANA recently pledged $100,000 in cleaning and sanitation supplies for every household in the NANA region to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Bleach, paper towels, disposable gloves, trash bags, soap and hand sanitizer are ordered and scheduled for a phased delivery to regional communities as the supplies become available. An inventory of requested, hard-to-find…

NANA Cancels 2020 Summer Internship Program

To better protect the best interest and safety of shareholder students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, NANA has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 summer internship program, including internships at NANA Regional Corporation and our subsidiaries. “Our main priority is the health and safety of our people” said Gia Hanna, NANA’s…

NANA Board Declares Emergency Advance on 2020 Dividend in Response to COVID-19

To support our shareholders and their families who are facing economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NANA board of directors voted to declare an emergency advance of a portion of the 2020 regular dividend of $2.50 per share to be distributed on April 22, 2020. “Part of NANA’s mission is to improve the quality…

In-Region NANA Office Closures

To support public health efforts in the NANA region, NANA headquarters in Kotzebue is closed to the public. We continue to offer shareholder services electronically and by appointment. Beginning today, NANA’s village offices are closed until further notice. We encourage NANA shareholders to email shareholderrelations@nana.com or call (907) 442-3301 or (800) 478-3301 (toll-free) if you…

Message to NANA Shareholders from Board Chair and President and CEO

Dear shareholder, We know that many of you have questions during this uncertain time – questions that seem as though they should have an immediate answer. The board and senior management team are evaluating ways NANA can help support you and are doing so in a manner that is wise, thorough and aligned with our…