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Red Dog’s Response to COVID-19

Red Dog Operations has enacted enhanced COVID-19 response measures following a number of positive tests of employees and contractors at site. Expanded on-site COVID-19 testing capacity Enhanced disinfection and cleaning of living and workspaces As of September 15, all personnel at site have been placed on the Worker Protection Program, which includes: All personnel must…

2021 Annual Meeting Cash Prizes

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2021 Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 27, 2021, virtually via nanatkut.com. Cash prizes were drawn for those shareholders who submitted valid Proxies early, online and by the March 24 deadline as well as shareholders who registered in person in Kivalina. Winners in Kivalina have already received their cash…

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…

Enhanced COVID-19 Response at Red Dog Operations

Please be advised that Red Dog Operations is enacting enhanced COVID-19 response measures following further positive cases this week. As of September 15, all personnel at site have been placed on the Worker Protection Protocol, which includes: All personnel must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing of six feet or more in public…

COVID-19 Response at Red Dog Operations

Teck and NANA were notified today of a positive COVID-19 test for a contractor at Red Dog Operations. On September 12, a contractor employee was tested for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. A positive result was received September 14. The individual has been placed in isolation at Red Dog. Contact tracing is underway. Individuals having…