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NANA Awarded $68.5 Million Grant to Provide High-Speed Internet to Remote Alaska Villages

KOTZEBUE, Alaska, Nov. 17, 2022 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) has been awarded a $68.5 million broadband infrastructure deployment grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the NANA Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) project. The four-year project will result in the installation of more than 680 miles of…

Kotzebue Informal Meeting Call-In Information

Shareholders can nominate and vote telephonically on Nov. 3. NANA and its board are committed to full and fair participation by all NANA shareholders in both the nomination and election process. Due to feedback the board received, which included lower-than-ideal attendance due to four funerals that week, the board took action to hold another informal…

NANA Board Votes to Oppose Alaska State Constitutional Convention

The NANA Board of Directors recognizes that under the Alaska Constitution, it is a requirement that Alaskan voters decide whether to hold a constitutional convention every ten years. This year, that vote will be taken through Ballot Measure 1 in the November 8 general election. “We feel that it is in the best interests of our shareholders not…

NRC Shareholder Trust Announces Fall 2022 Dividend Distribution

On Oct. 19, 2022, the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. Board of Directors authorized a contribution to the NRC Shareholder Trust for the purpose of paying a historic fall dividend to Trust beneficiaries of $20.00 per share, for a total distribution for dividends of approximately $35 million. The dividend will be payable on or about Dec.…

RE: National Strategy for the Arctic Region

Dear Secretary Blinken, We would like to thank you, your team and the participating representatives from the Department of Interior and the Office of Science and Technology for your time and efforts to produce the updated National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The Arctic is the homeland of the Iñupiat people of the NANA region…

NANA Funds $1 Million in Each In-Region Community for Economic Investments

KOTZEBUE, Alaska, Sept. 23, 2022 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) will provide $1 million in additional funding for Village Economic Investment (VEI) grants in each of NANA’s 11 communities. NANA’s board of directors approved the spending at their board meeting on Sept. 9 in Kotzebue. The VEI grant funds can be used to improve…

NANA Funds $4.4 Million in Initiatives to Address High Cost of Living in NANA Region

KOTZEBUE, Alaska, Sept. 10, 2022 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) will provide $4.4 million in funding for fuel subsidies, heating maintenance, worker training and wages, hunter support, bulk fuel tank farm assessments, and a study to determine the feasibility of a regional fuel bulk purchase program. NANA’s Board of Directors approved the spending at…

NANA Board Appoints Eva G. Aqimayuk Harvey to Fill Vacant Seat

At a special meeting held on Sept. 2, 2022, the NANA Board of Directors appointed Eva G. Aqimayuk Harvey to fill the at-large board seat previously held by the late Charlie Alasuk Curtis. Harvey will serve the remainder of Curtis’ term which ends in March 2024. Harvey was selected from a pool of more than…

NANA Mourns the Passing of Alasuk Charlie Curtis

The NANA Board of Directors is saddened by the loss of fellow board member, Alasuk Charlie Curtis, who passed away on May 10, 2022 at the age of 72. Alasuk served multiple terms on the NANA board totaling 19 years. “Alasuk had been a longtime champion of NANA. He had a tremendous vision of our…