All regional NANA offices will be closed today due to a storm in Northwest Alaska. For more information on the weather system, you can link to the NOAA forecast here.
NANA Regional Corporation (NANA) is concerned with the Obama Administration’s recent announcement of a plan to prohibit future offshore drilling rights in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
NANA shareholders, the 2016 Fall Regional Informal Shareholder Meetings have been postponed until after the new year. NANA will still be conducting board nominations in Kivalina, Kobuk, Kiana, Buckland, Ambler, and Deering starting November 8th through the 10th. New Informal Shareholder Meeting dates will be announced shortly. Taikuu.
For more details on the meetings, log on to www.nanatkut.com or stop by your local NANA Shareholder Relations office.
NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seven three-year terms on the NANA Board of Directors.
Do you know an Elder, youth, NANA shareholder, or non-Native person that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to NANA? Nominate them for the 2017 NANA Awards! Forms are available at your local NANA community office and for download here. Nominations must be received by 5:00 P.M. on January 13, 2017. For more information call Martha Cervantes at 1-800-478-2000 or email email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 - KOTZEBUE, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) announced the 2017 Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders will take place in Kotzebue, Alaska, on March 13, 2017, at the Kotzebue Middle/High School. NANA’s board of directors approved the location during their quarterly board meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska.
The NANA shareholder community is in mourning with the passing of a talented and transformative leader, NANA’s first President/CEO, Qipqiña John Schaeffer. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with his wife Maqik (Mary), his nine children, 36 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends throughout the region, state, and world.
On June 3, 2016, students from the NANA region with their parents, instructors, and sponsors gathered at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) campus to celebrate the first of four years of the GeoFORCE program.
YOUR STOCK CERTIFICATE
Stock certificates are valuable legal documents that represent the shares you own in a corporation. Your stock certificate tells you the class and number of shares you own and the date the shares were issued. Each stock certificate will also have your name and the stock certificate number.
The back of the stock certificates for Class A, B, and C shares will also include a stock will form. It is very important to have a stock will on file at NANA.
The Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) 2016 field season is underway. The Bornite camp opened for the season in mid-June and will be in operation through approximately August 10, 2016. NANA entered into an Exploration and Option to Lease agreement with NovaGold (now NovaCopper) in October 2011 to explore the areas around Bornite and Arctic in the northeastern part of the region.
By Brad Reeve of KEA
Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) is a non-profit, member-owned cooperative that supplies power to approximately 3,200 residents in the community of Kotzebue, located 32 miles north of the Arctic Circle. KEA first generated power in 1954, when it acquired its first two diesel engines.
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Many students spend time thinking about whether they should choose vocational training or college. This does not have to be an either/or choice. Students attending the Alaska Technical Center (ATC) in Kotzebue, Alaska, can gain industry-recognized job certifications and earn college credits. The new Process Technology Career pathway allows students to earn an associate's degree by attending a University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF)-approved program at ATC.
On December 16, 2015, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Kasaŋnaaluk Marie Greene, of Kotzebue, Alaska, to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC). The USARC is an independent agency with seven commissioners and one chair that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research through recommendations and reports. It is currently chaired by former Alaska Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer.
The Alaska Army National Guard turned over its aviation operations facility in Kotzebue to the U.S. Coast Guard on June 24, 2016.. Alaska National Guard Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Laurie Hummel and U.S. Coast Guard District 17 Commander, Rear Adm. Michael McAllister hosted a “roll-in” ceremony for the Coast Guard’s MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter to enter the facility which will be named after former NANA President and Alaska National Guard Adjutant General (1986 to 1991), John Shaeffer.
Today, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. distributed resource proceeds from sources within the NANA region and from other Alaska Native Regional Corporations pursuant to Section 7(j) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to NANA shareholders who hold Class B (also known as At-Large) shares.
Approximately 413 shareholders were eligible for this distribution, receiving $12.83 per Class B share. The total distribution to all Class B NANA shareholders was $377,202.
NANA Regional Corporation's offices in Kotzebue will be closed after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Regular hours for the Kotzebue office will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April, 18.
April 7, 2016 – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.’s (NANA) board of directors elected the following board officers at its regular board meeting today:
NANA BOARD CHAIR LINDA LEE
1ST VICE-CHAIR DONALD SHELDON
2ND VICE-CHAIR MARTHA WHITING
TREASURER GLADYS JONES
SECRETARY DIANA RAMOTH
March 14, 2016 – Noatak, Alaska - NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2016 Annual Meeting today in Noatak, Alaska. During the meeting, drawings were held for door prizes for those present and those who turned in a valid proxy. Checks will be mailed to winners who were not present at the meeting. Winners are listed below:
March 14, 2016 – NOATAK, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today in Noatak, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve three-year terms on the NANA board:
Seat Board Member Name
At-Large Harvey Vestal
Ambler Gladys Jones
Buckland Clara Ticket
Deering Ronald Moto
Noatak Stella Shy
Noorvik Donald Sheldon
Selawik Diana Ramoth
Shungnak Linda Lee
Want to speak Iñupiaq? Download the free app for your iPhone! The “Iñupiaraaqta” app is a project of the Iñupiaq Language Commission and supported by NANA Regional Corporation (NANA). The Iñupiaq Language Commission consists of ten members appointed by the Northwest Arctic Regional Elders Council and is responsible for guiding Iñupiaq language revitalization initiatives in the region. NANA is a for-profit corporation with a social responsibility. We hope you enjoy the free app! “Iñupiaraaqta” means “Let’s speak Iñupiatun!”
NANA proxy packets mailed on or about February 5, 2016. NANA Shareholders have the option to vote their proxy online at www.nanavote.net, information is contained on your proxy in the proxy packet mailed to you. Online, mailed, emailed, and faxed proxies must be submitted by March 11, 2016, at 5pm Alaska Standard Time to be counted. If you attend the Annual Meeting in person, you may also change your votes or submit your proxy at the 2016 NANA Annual Shareholder Meeting in Noatak, Alaska on March 14, 2016. If you did not receive your proxy packet or have questions please contact your local Shareholder Relations Coordinator, or contact Shareholder Records at firstname.lastname@example.org@nana.com or (800) 478-3301.
The book “Our Iñupiaq Lifestyle” was written by 12 students from Kiana Elementary School during the 2014/2015 school year. Their teacher, Ms. Kelly, acquired a book publishing kit through Scholastic and asked the students what they wanted to write about.
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Drastic changes are occurring in the Arctic and Iñuit are on the forefront of these changes. In recent years food security has increasingly become a topic of conversation and is gaining more attention.
Today in Kotzebue, Alaska, the Northwest Alaska Regional Elders Council (REC) elected the following officers:
NANA Regional Corporation mailed the 2016 proxy packet to shareholders of record on or about February 5, 2016.
The following individuals are candidates on the 2016 NANA Regional Corporation proxy:
The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $1,000 per Elder dividend for 2016 for a total distribution of $811,000. The distribution will have a record date of Feb. 5, 2016, and a payment date of on or about Feb. 15, 2016. The distribution is not taxable.
Kotzebue, Alaska – Jan. 15, 2016 – Today, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska over the Northwest Arctic Borough’s new municipal severance tax that Teck estimates will more than triple its annual payments as of 2016. Teck stated that the tax will impact the competitiveness and longevity of the Red Dog Mine, putting jobs and economic activity at risk.
Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) award winners:
Suuyuk Lena Hanna
Elder of the Year
Katie John Hunter-Fisher Award
Agga Chloe Naylor’s
Lu Young Youth Leadership Award