First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce the selection of our 7th annual First Nations Futures Program (FNFP) Fellows cohort: Barbara ‘Wáahlaal Gidáak Blake (Haida/Tlingit/ Ahtna), Marleah Makpiaq Labelle (Sugpiaq/Iñupiaq), Alissa Nadine Rogers (Yup’ik), Rigel Kutx.ayanahá Joseph Shaw(Tlingit/ Iñupiaq), Lance X̱’unei Twitchell (Tlingit/Haida/Yup’ik/Sami) and Kimberly Williams (Yup’ik).
Bristol Bay Native Corporation is pleased to announce the promotion of Nancy S. Schierhorn and the hiring of Gladys Lind, Jerry Golden and Cindy Mittlestadt.
Umyuaq Construction, LLC, subsidiary of Choggiung Limited, is excited to announce a Small Business Administration approved 8(a) mentor-protégé and joint venture (MPA/JVA) relationship between Umyuaq Construction and CCI Energy and Construction Services, LLC (CCI-ECS). CCI-ECS, the mentor, is a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
Choggiung Limited is pleased to announce Cameron Poindexter as its new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron will also be heading Choggiung’s new Small Business Administration 8(a) Certified subsidiary company Umyuaq Construction as its General Manager. Cameron brings extensive experience to Choggiung including leadership positions in management, business development, and investment roles at another Alaska Native Corporation.
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce that we are bringing A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) – an indigenous DJ group known for their dance tracks that blend indigenous music with dub-step, hip hop, reggae, and electronica – back to Alaska! The benefit concert will be held at a local venue in Anchorage on Friday, October 20, 2017, during the week we affectionately call “Native New Year”, the week of the 34th Annual FAI Elders & Youth Conference and 51st Annual AFN Convention – the two largest gatherings of Alaska Native peoples in Alaska each year.
In a move that has stunned staff at [cid:image002.jpg@01D30F71.D4611690] Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI), a family from Seattle has given a valuable, ancient Chilkat robe to SHI in an effort to return it to its ancestral home and repatriate it to tribal people.
The Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Delbert J. Rexford of Barrow, Alaska has been selected as its newly appointed director, class of 2018. Delbert was appointed by the UIC Board Directors to fill a seat on the board that was vacated by, Herman G. Rexford, after the June 2017 UIC Annual Meeting.
Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce Sarah Dybdahl as the Tribe’s new Cultural Heritage & Education Manager. In this position, Sarah will oversee the coordination of Tlingit & Haida’s cultural activities and develop cultural programs in collaboration with tribes and other Native entities.
The Alutiiq Museum has promoted Rebecca Pruitt to the position of Gallery Coordinator. Pruitt will oversee the daily operations of the Alutiiq Museum Store, assist artists and visitors, develop store merchandise, and host museum events, beginning July 25th. Pruitt is the daughter of Denise Malutin and Chad Pruitt, and a 2012 graduate of Kodiak High School. She began work at the Alutiiq Museum in 2014, and has contributed to everything from collections care and educational outreach to language programming and the museum store.