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Update on NANA Offices

In May, the Northwest Arctic Borough extended its hunker down order through June 19 after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the region. To best abide by the order, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed to the public, though most staff continue to work remotely and serve shareholders by appointment only. Shareholders can contact…

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…

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…