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CIRI Raven's Circle - August 2014


CIRI Raven's Circle - August 2014  

Going vertical

CIRI’s most recent real estate investment is now a prominent feature on the Anchorage skyline. It took contractors a little more than a month to hoist and assemble the massive steel beams that make up the skeleton frame of the Fireweed Business Center, located at Fireweed Lane and the New Seward Highway. The topping-out ceremony, […]

The final beam goes into place on the Fireweed Business Center.

31st Annual CIRI Golf Classic sees another successful year

The forecast called for rain, and early morning skies were cloudy, but a cool breeze and persistent sun made for a pleasant day on the green at this year’s Annual CIRI Golf Classic, held on August 1. With 144 participants and many generous corporate sponsors, the event, now in its 31st year, raised more than […]

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A word from the president, August 2014

By Sophie Minich, CIRI president and chief executive officer “The new CIRI office building was completed late last year – ahead of schedule and under budget. I believe we can all be proud of this project. We have demonstrated our ability to successfully build, from start to finish, a large, complex project like this without […]


Spotlight: Rochelle Hellmann

“I’m one of those people who isn’t great at interviewing,” CIRI shareholder and descendant Rochelle Hellman, of Anchorage, admits when she sits down to talk about her experience as the new CIRI Real Estate Intern. “The internship process has always been that shot I need to prove myself.” Interning is nothing new for Rochelle. After […]

CIRI's Real Estate intern, CIRI shareholder and descendant Rochelle Hellmann.

Third quarter shareholder distributions

Elders’ Settlement Trust payments The third quarter CIRI Elders’ Settlement Trust payment of $450 is scheduled for Sept. 12, with the final 2014 Elders’ payment scheduled for Dec. 12. Original shareholders who are 65 years of age or older and who own at least one share of CIRI stock as of the distribution dates are […]


Stock Will Prize winner, July 2014

The winner of the July 2014 $200 Stock Will Participation Prize is Lois Irene Boyle. Shareholders will have two more opportunities to win an Apple iPad Mini in 2014, with drawings conducted for the quarters ending Sept. 30 and Dec. 31. To be eligible for the $200 monthly prize drawings and the quarterly drawings for […]

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Missing shareholders, August 2014

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned as undeliverable, the CIRI records are placed on hold and any distributions are held pending receipt of a valid address. Shareholders can fill out the change of address form at CIRI’s offices, download it from the CIRI […]


Pay It Forward philosophy earns national recognition

For its exceptional philanthropic work, The CIRI Foundation (TCF) was honored with the Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)’s 2014 Tribal Philanthropy Award. The award recognizes tribal giving programs that practice philanthropic giving grounded in traditional values. “Pay it forward” is not just a trendy giving philosophy. “At TCF, it’s a way of life,” says TCF […]

CIRI shareholder and The CIRI Foundation recipient Joel Isaak paying it forward by teaching his cultural skills and knowledge to a new
generation of artists at a Master Artist Workshop and Business Training in fish skin sewing held in Bethel, Alaska, that was sponsored
by The CIRI Foundation through a project grant to the Alaska Native Arts Foundation. Courtesy of Joel Isaak.

Shareholder- and descendant-owned businesses

CIRI shareholders and descendants own and operate a variety of small businesses—ranging from arts, to entertainment and restaurants, to construction—many of which provide discounts to CIRI shareholders and descendants. Visit the CIRI website for a directory of CIRI shareholder- and descendant-owned businesses.   Arctic Branding and Apparel, LLC www.arcticbranding-apparel.com sales@arcticbranding-apparel.com 501 Raspberry Road Anchorage, Alaska 99518 […]


In memory, August 2014

Jack Corey, 70 Jack Corey passed away July 18 at St. Elias Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Corey was born Feb. 19, 1944, in Chickaloon, Alaska. He is remembered as a man that would laugh at himself and would make you laugh right along with him. Mr. Corey loved being around people. He did everything with […]

Jack Corey

Birth announcement

June Elizabeth Trascritti was born on June 14 to CIRI descendant Jamie Trascritti and wife, Rachel Trascritti. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 inches long. June is the fourth granddaughter of CIRI shareholder Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti and husband Dr. Fran Trascritti and the fourth great-granddaughter of CIRI shareholder Ernie Watson and wife […]

The Trascritti family. Courtesy of Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti.

Welcome to the family: Chef Lanny Chin

Dining at CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation’s Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is truly in a class by itself, with its award-winning cuisines and unbeatable view of Denali and the Alaska range. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is pleased to welcome Lanny Chin as Executive Chef. Chef Lanny is now responsible for the exquisite culinary experience at the Foraker […]

Chef Lanny Chin of CIRI Alaska Tourism's Talkeetna Alaska Lodge

Ranger station in Talkeetna renamed to honor Alaska Native climber

CIRI shareholder and employee Johanna Harper doesn’t like the spotlight. “I like to be the worker in the back, helping to keep things going – which is what I see Walter Harper doing,” she says, referring to her great uncle, the first person to set foot on the summit of Denali, on June 7, 1913. […]

Dana Wright; Anna Erbeck and her granddaughter Alaina; Mike Harper and his wife Jane; Senator Lisa Murkowski; Esther Fast and
her brother Richard Fast (seated); Johanna Harper; and Superintendent Don Striker at the renaming ceremony.

Courtesy of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Nonprofit Services and Programs

CIRI's family of nonprofit organizations provides educational, housing, employment, social and cultural services to CIRI shareholders, Alaska Natives and Native Americans, which benefits the community at large.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Cultural center, museum and education

Alaska Native Justice Center

Legal services for Alaska Natives and Native Americans

Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Affordable housing, healthy communities and economic development

The CIRI Foundation

Education funding and services for CIRI original enrollees and their descendants

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Social, educational and employment services for Alaska Natives and Native Americans

Koahnic Broadcast Corp.

Broadcasting Alaska Native and Native American voices to Anchorage and the nation

Southcentral Foundation

Health care and related services for Alaska Natives and Native Americans

Alaska Native Health Resource Advocate Program

Health care, educational, social and cultural referral services for Alaska Natives in the Lower 48
866-575-6757 (toll free)
Visit www.ciri.com 
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 93330, Anchorage, AK 99509-3330


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