Sealaska Launches MySealaska Online Interactive Tool
Sealaska unveiled its online, interactive web tool called MySealaska that allows users to interact with Sealaska via their own secure accounts. Tribal member shareholders can also access their personal Sealaska information and make changes online; even vote during elections, privately and securely. Non-shareholders can create accounts to sign up for Sealaska news items and alerts. All users can stay apprised of Sealaska activity and Alaska Native issues that impact them and their communities.
Sealaska is the first Alaska Native regional corporation to have a dynamic, web-based interactive tool that allows tribal member shareholders not only access to their information, but the ability to change it in real time online. MySealaska is a resource for shareholders to keep their information up to date, view stock information, review payment history and more. Shareholders can make changes and elect for services that reduce paper transactions contributing to Sealaska’s environmental management efforts.
The creation of MySealaska was driven by Values In Action, which guides Sealaska to conduct its business activities in alignment with the core Native values of its Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders. One of those values represents honoring the past by taking action today to strengthen the future—that the collective identity of Alaska Natives reaches across generations, according to Dr. Rosita Worl, Sealaska board vice chair. “This value, specifically Haa Shagóon (Íitl’ Kuníisii in Haida and Na Hlagigyadm in Tsimshian), speaks to the importance of sustainability,” she said. “The creation of a tool that makes it easier for shareholders to be in touch with Sealaska, while supporting green efforts, represents a fantastic advancement that supports our values.”
One of the features for shareholders on MySealaska is online voting during the company’s annual meeting election cycle. “Sealaska has offered online voting to shareholders since 2011, but now it’s even easier with more interactive features,” said Nicole Hallingstad, Sealaska’s vice president of communications and corporate secretary. “We hope to raise awareness and encourage shareholders to register on MySealaska and vote online, to reduce our paper footprint and lower mailing costs. MySealaska provides a valuable service to shareholders and contributes significantly to Sealaska’s initiatives to be more efficient and lean.”
Users can access MySealaska via Sealaska’s website at www.sealaska.com.
Sealaska, Values In Action
Sealaska has strengthened business with culture since 1972. We are a Native institution owned by more than 21,000 tribal member shareholders whose core cultural values guide all that Sealaska does and represent the rich heritage of our Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. We live our values to build excellence in our Native enterprise and take action towards our purpose: to strengthen our people, culture and homelands.
Posted: May 16, 2013