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Sitnasuak Native Corporation to Begin Dividend, Elder Benefit Distribution None 

Sitnasuak Native Corporation to Begin Dividend, Elder Benefit Distribution

Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) began distributing a heritage dividend and Elder Benefit to eligible beneficiaries of record as of November 14, 2018.

Frances Andrews Promoted to Tribal Court Administrator None 

Frances Andrews Promoted to Tribal Court Administrator

Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) announced the promotion of Frances Andrews to Tribal Court Administrator.

Coastal Villages Tests ‘Tiny House’ Solution to Rural Housing Crisis None 
Koniag Government Services Announces Promotion of New Chief Administrative Officer None 
SNC Trust Declares 2018 Distribution None 

SNC Trust Declares 2018 Distribution

The SNC Trust is headquartered in Nome, Alaska, and was recently approved by Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) Shareholders on September 22, 2018, at the 44th annual meeting. SNC’s Shareholders are the Trust’s beneficiaries, and SNC’s board of directors are the Trustees of the SNC Trust. The SNC Trust ownership of trust units are identical to the holders of SNC settlement common stock held by SNC Shareholders.

Beloved Koniag Board Member M. Brent Parsons Passes Away None 

Beloved Koniag Board Member M. Brent Parsons Passes Away

Koniag Board of Directors member M. Brent Parsons passed away last week while he was attending a Koniag Board strategic planning retreat in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

UAS Alaska College of Education Awarded Grant for Indigenous Alaska Scholars None 

UAS Alaska College of Education Awarded Grant for Indigenous Alaska Scholars

The Alaska College of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast is the recipient of a five-year $1.26M Indian Education Professional Development grant through the US Department of Education.

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities None 

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history, and way of life. The decision by Alaska Native Regional Corporations to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was not easy, given our peoples unique connection to the land and water and the life they sustain, but there’s no doubt that our decision to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was right.

Alaska Federation of Natives Recognizes Three from Kodiak Region for Service None 

Alaska Federation of Natives Recognizes Three from Kodiak Region for Service

Last week, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) conference honored three members of the Kodiak community for their service to Native people—Margaret Agnguarta Roberts, Carl Marrs, and Jim Dillard. All three have served the Alutiiq community with distinction and supported the Alutiiq Museum’s work.

GCI Channel 907 to Feature Live AFN Convention coverage None 

GCI Channel 907 to Feature Live AFN Convention coverage

This week, GCI’s Channel 907 will provide live coverage of the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and will feature additional Alaska Native cultural programming, including AFN Quyana performances and coverage of the 2018 Elders and Youth Conference.