Fishing net in the water.

News & Press Releases

NANA Shareholders Elect 2021 Board of Directors

During NANA’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today virtually via nanatkut.com, NANA shareholders voted to elect eight directors to the NANA board. Newly elected directors Ely Utuktauruq Cyrus, William “Billy” Utauyuk Sheldon Jr. and Tommy Panitchaq Ballot Sr. and incumbents Charlie Alasuk Curtis, Mary F. Avaayak Sage, Johnetta Unaviqsruaq Horner, Brianna Nukuk Kirk and Amanda…

NANA Board Approves Leadership Restructure; Commences Search for New CEO

On March 16, 2021, during a special meeting, the NANA Board of Directors approved an organizational leadership restructure. In the new structure, a stand-alone chief executive officer (CEO) will report directly to the NANA board to ensure NANA is best positioned to benefit shareholders and will oversee regional initiatives. A separate president and chief operating…

NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces 2020 Distribution

The trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust – or NEST – voted to issue a dividend of $1,500 per Elder for 2020. The dividend will be paid on or around Feb. 10, 2021. Elders who are NANA shareholders and 65 or older as of Dec. 31, 2020, will receive the dividend. Those who have…

John Lincoln Named Vice President, External Affairs

John Agnaqluk Lincoln, a NANA shareholder from Kotzebue, has been named NANA’s vice president of external affairs. In this key leadership role, John reports directly to NANA’s president and CEO and is responsible for developing, managing and expanding relationships with stakeholders, including industry leaders, Alaska Native associations, government agencies, policymakers and elected officials. Together with…

NANA Announces 2020 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

On Oct. 29, 2020, the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. board authorized a contribution to the NRC Shareholder Trust for the purpose of paying a dividend for fiscal year 2020 to Trust beneficiaries of $10.25 per share, for a total distribution of approximately $17.4 million. All NANA shareholders of record are beneficiaries of the Trust. “We…

NANA Announces Departure of President and CEO, Names Interim

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) today announced that Wayne Westlake, President & CEO of NANA Regional Corporation, will step away from his position, effective October 29. Mr. Westlake, an Iñupiaq from the Native Village of Kiana, has served as President & CEO of NANA since 2015. During his tenure, he provided valuable…

BLM Issues Record of Decision for Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project (AMDIAP)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) yesterday that authorizes a right-of-way across federally managed lands to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to construct a limited access, 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District. While a significant milestone, the ROD represents another step in a series of…

Summer 2020 Mining Update

Our goal is to pursue responsible development of natural resources that benefits NANA and its shareholders for today and future generations by leading mineral exploration, development and production beyond 2031. In a short period of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and do business, demonstrating to us all that the future…

2020 NANA Annual Meeting Cash Prizes

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2020 Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Kivalina, Alaska. Cash prizes were drawn for those shareholders who submitted valid Proxies early, online and by the March 25 deadline. Door prizes were not drawn for shareholders who attended the meeting in person, as NANA encouraged limited, in-person…

NANA Shareholders Elect 2020 Board of Directors

During NANA’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Kivalina, Alaska, NANA shareholders voted to elect seven directors to the NANA board. Newly elected directors Gary Hadley and Crystal Johnson and incumbents Nellie Sheldon, Bonita Barr, Myra Wesley, Alex Sheldon Sr., and Lance Kramer will each serve three-year terms.  Continuing NANA board members include: Hendy…