March 12, 2018 – BUCKLAND, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today in Kotzebue, Alaska. During the meeting, shareholders elected the following board members to serve three-year terms on the NANA board:
|SEAT||BOARD MEMBER NAME|
|At-Large||Charlie Alasuk Curtis|
|Kiana||Marvin Qanailaaq Barr|
|Kivalina||Mary F. Avaayak Sage|
|Kobuk||Johnetta Unaviqsruaq Horner|
|Noatak||Brianna Nukuk Kirk|
|Noorvik||Hendy Saaŋiaq Ballot Sr.|
|Selawik||Lenora Paniiyaaqtuk Foxglove|
|Shungnak||Amanda Qupraqsraq Johnson|
The following board members are continuing directors: Bonita Qanialaaq Barr (Deering); Ely Utuktauraq Cyrus (Kiana); Gladys Ikkaiyuk Jones (Ambler); Tony Saŋuiq Jones Jr. (Buckland); Lance Qaluraq Kramer (Kotzebue); Linda Piquk Lee (Shungnak); Ronald Yauguraq Moto Sr. (Deering); Diana Paniaġruk Ramoth (Selawik); Alex Putyuk Sheldon Sr. (Kobuk); Donald G. Nalikak Sheldon (Noorvik); Nellie A. Nayuk Sheldon (Ambler); Stella Saumik Shy (Noatak); Clara Paniġrauq Ticket (Buckland); Harvey B. Sinaaqquq Vestal (At-Large); and Myra Aqurruaq Wesley (Kivalina).
Election Results for Amendments to the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust:
68.5% of the shares voted at the Annual Meeting voted “Yes” on the amendments.
19.7% of the shares voted at the Annual Meeting voted ‘No” on the amendments.
11.8% of the shares voted at the Annual Meeting voted to “Abstain” on the amendments.
ABOUT THE NANA BOARD: NANA Regional Corporation’s 23-member board is elected by the Corporation’s more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders. The board structure consists of two Iñupiat shareholder board members from each NANA regional community (with the exception of Kotzebue with one board seat), two at-large seats and an Elder Advisor. Directors serve three-year terms.
NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is one of the 13 Regional Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). NANA’s mission is to provide economic opportunities for its more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders and to protect and enhance NANA lands. Join the hunt at www.nana.com.