2010 Archive

NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces 2011 Distribution

Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 22, 2010 – The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $2,000 per Elder distribution in 2011. The Trust was established by NANA in 2008 to provide a modest, yet needed, special distribution to NANA shareholders who are 65 years of age or older. This distribution was the result of a contribution from NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) which was approved by its board of directors on November 18, 2010.

NANA Distributes 2010 Shareholder Dividend

Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 12, 2010 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. distributed a $14 per share dividend today, Nov. 12, 2010, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 1, 2010. The total dividend distribution to NANA’s more than 12,000 Iñupiaq shareholders will be approximately $20 million.

Echohawk appoints NANA shareholder Elizabeth Hensley

Assistant Interior Secretary Larry Echohawk said at AFN in Fairbanks that his top priorities for Native America are education, public safety and economic development, and he would work hard to bring more benefits to Alaska Natives.He appointed NANA shareholder, Elizabeth Hensley, to fill one of four positions to assist him with these goals.

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. Endorses Sen. Lisa Murkowski

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. Endorses Sen. Lisa Murkowski Kotzebue, Alaska – Oct. 7, 2010 – At a recent September meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska, the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) board of directors approved a resolution endorsing Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid to the United States Senate.

NANA one of Alaska Business Monthly’s 2010 Top 49ers

NANA Regional Corporation ranked number 3 on Alaska Business Monthly's list of Alaska Top 49 companies in 2010.

NANA Regional Corporation Announces Annual Meeting

Kotzebue, Alaska – Sept. 28, 2010 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) announced today that the Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders will take place in Ambler, Alaska, on March 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ambler School. NANA’s board of directors approved the location last week during their meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska. The annual meeting is open to all NANA shareholders.

Michael Tickett Announced as New NANA Board Member

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) announced the appointment by the board of directors of Michael Tickett, to the vacant Shungnak seat.

NANA Announces 2010 Shareholder Dividend

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $14 per share payable on or about November 12, 2010 to shareholders of record as of November 1, 2010.

NANA Development Corporation and Evergreen Films Announce Strategic Partnership

New business partnership to accelerate growth of Alaska film industry Anchorage, AK, September 13, 2010 – NANA Development Corporation (NDC) and Evergreen Films announced a strategic partnership agreement today at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce meeting. The investment positions NANA at the forefront of this emerging economic opportunity in Alaska and allows Evergreen Films to invest further in locally produced film and television projects.

NANA President and CEO Appointed to Alaska Redistricting Board

MARIE GREENE OF KOTZEBUE APPOINTED TO REDISTRICTING BOARD Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti Appoints Alaska Native Leader to Final Seat Juneau, Alaska – Chief Justice Walter L. Carpeneti has announced the appointment of Marie Kasannaaluk Greene, President/CEO of NANA Regional Corporation, to the Alaska Redistricting Board. Greene is the final member to be appointed to the five-member board, which is responsible for reapportioning the state house and senate districts following the 2010 U.S. Census. Originally from the Native Village of Deering, Greene is an Inupiaq who currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives. She has also served on many other boards and commissions, including NANA Services, Inc., OTZ Telephone Cooperative, Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority, Wells Fargo Bank, and Northwest Arctic Workforce Development and Education Consortium.

NWABSD Youth Leaders Program Receives Donation from Teck

Representatives from Teck Resource Limited and Teck Alaska Incorporated, the company that manages Red Dog Mine, visited the Northwest Arctic Borough School District in Kotzebue on Wednesday. They donated $150,000 to the Youth Leaders Program, a suicide prevention and youth leadership program based in the Northwest Arctic schools.

Mining News: Columnist tips hat to mine developers

In the last month, several of Alaska’s major metal mines reported strong operating numbers; one company released a preliminary economic assessment and three new mineral exploration companies acquired exploration interests in Alaska.

Lockheed Martin Announces Additional Partners with NANA Development Corporation

Lockheed Martin Announces Additional Partners for GMD Development and Sustainment Contract HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that additional companies have joined its team to pursue the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract, in addition to strategic partner Raytheon Missile Systems and partners Alaska Aerospace and NANA Development Corporation. "These companies form a best-of-industry team that provides unmatched credentials for this critical missile defense contract," said Mathew J. Joyce, GMD vice president and program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "Each partner company brings the technical know-how, domain expertise and mission understanding needed for the development and sustainment of this key strategic asset."

Willie Hensley’s article on the late Sen. Stevens from the Anchorage Press

Uncle Ted: Pugnacious political papa By Willie Iggiagruk Hensley Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:22 PM AKDT Forty-eight years ago, in the month of August in 1962, I met Ted Stevens in my home village of Kotzebue. I had decided not to return to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks that fall and was working for B and R Tug and Barge, owned by Edith Bullock, a former Republican territorial legislator. I had absolutely no concept of politics. Just nine years earlier, our family was living in a sod house twelve miles up the coast at Ikkatuq. I was trying to decide what to do with my life and Stevens was trying to set his course in life by running for the United States Senate. Lowell Thomas, Jr. was making a bid for the U.S. Congress and they were making a bush swing together. In those days, Alaska was very Democratic and the Republican duo was trying to make inroads in difficult territory.

Coast Guard Conducts Operation Arctic Crossroads in the NANA region

On the leading edge – Operation Arctic Crossroads Thursday, August 12, 2010 Written by: LTJG Stephanie Young Located in one of the most remote areas, 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska’s Western coast, is the native village of Kotzebue, Alaska. Settled by Inupiat Eskimos for more than 600 years, Kotzebue has long been known as the passage to the Northwest Arctic and served as a central trading post for international travelers with access to three major rivers.

June/July Issue of The Hunter available for download

Download the June/July issue of NANA's shareholder publication, The Hunter at http://www.nana.com/regional/index.php?cID=229

AK-WA Connection 2010: Mining supports Alaska-Washington trade

AK-WA Connection 2010: Mining supports Alaska-Washington trade Industry provides much-needed boost to state’s economy, especially in rural communities where jobs and opportunities are scarce Rose Ragsdale Alaska-Washington Connection Mining is an increasingly bright spot in the Alaska economy and nowhere is the impact of this vibrant sector more pronounced than among businesses in the Alaska-Washington trade. Read the full story: http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/47328630.shtml

Red Dog trip offers views of new deposit, rural Alaska

Commentary by Sean Manget Alaska Journal of Commerce When I was told that the NANA Corp. would be flying a group of journalists out to Red Dog Mine for a tour, I was excited by the prospect of going. I'd been reading about the controversy surrounding nearby Red Dog Creek, and being new to Alaska, I was anxious to fly across the state and see what Alaska is like outside of Anchorage. Read full story: http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/071610/opi_rd.shtml

NANA Shareholders Elect 2010 Board

On March 15, 2010, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2010 Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders in Buckland, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve on the NANA board:

NANA’s 7 (j) Distribution

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. recently distributed resource proceeds from sources within the NANA Region and from other Regional Alaska Native Corporations pursuant to Section 7(j) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to NANA Shareholder who hold Class B (also known as At-Large) shares.

NANA Mourns the Death of Board Memember Lester Hadley, Sr.

Anchorage, Alaska – June 21, 2010 – On June 21, 2010, Lester Hadley, Sr., one of two NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.’s (NANA) board members from Buckland, Alaska, passed away peacefully in his home from natural causes.

Twenty Alaska Groups Pass Resolutions in Favor of Red Dog Mine Permits

Anchorage, Alaska – March 23, 2010 – Twenty (20) Alaska groups have passed resolutions or submitted petitions in support of allowing new permits for the Red Dog Mine to become final. Several more Northwest Arctic Borough and statewide tribal associations and organizations have passed resolutions in defense of permitting the mine’s Aqqaluk deposit, adding to the initial six (6) that were announced on Feb. 12, 2010. The list now includes the following organizations:

NANA Disappointed in Red Dog Mine Appeal

Anchorage, Alaska – Feb. 17, 2010 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) expressed disappointment today regarding an appeal that has been filed against the renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Red Dog Mine located in Northwest Alaska. NANA is owner of the mine which is operated by Teck Alaska. The NPDES permit was issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after completion of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Aqqaluk Deposit – an ore deposit adjacent to the mine’s Main Deposit. The Aqqaluk Deposit would add 20 years to the mine’s life.