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SEALASKA HERITAGE TO HOST NATIVE FASHION POP-UP BOUTIQUE None 

SEALASKA HERITAGE TO HOST NATIVE FASHION POP-UP BOUTIQUE

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will host a pop-up boutique in Juneau featuring pieces from popular designers of fashion inspired by Native designs.

Alaska Wild Salmon Celebrated in the Nation’s Capital None 

Alaska Wild Salmon Celebrated in the Nation’s Capital

Alaska Wild Salmon was on the menu and on the Congressional agenda this week in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced a resolution marking September as Alaska Wild Salmon month, which could be considered by the Senate this week.

Ahtna, Inc. Rejects Brenwick-Craig Road Settlement with State of Alaska None 

Ahtna, Inc. Rejects Brenwick-Craig Road Settlement with State of Alaska

Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna, Inc.) announced today that they have rejected a proposed settlement with the State of Alaska regarding lands along Brenwick-Craig (Klutina Lake) Road and near the Historic Gulkana Village off the Richardson Highway. The Ahtna, Inc. Board of Directors voted not to enter into settlement after taking into consideration comments from the affected villages in the region, as well as reviewing the comments submitted to the State during the public comment period.

SHI’s Baby Raven Literacy Program Wins Library Of Congress Award None 

SHI’s Baby Raven Literacy Program Wins Library Of Congress Award

The Library of Congress has selected Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads literacy program for its 2017 Best Practice Honoree award, making it one of only 15 programs in the world to receive the honor this year.

Grace Hawkins Promoted to Employment & Training Manager None 

Grace Hawkins Promoted to Employment & Training Manager

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce the promotion of Grace Hawkins to Employment & Training (E&T) Manager.

First Nations Futures Fellowship - Alaska Selects 2017 Fellows None 

First Nations Futures Fellowship - Alaska Selects 2017 Fellows

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 announces promotion and new hires None 

Bristol Bay Native Corporation announces promotion and new hires

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 announces SBA approved 8(a) mentor-protégé and joint venture agreement None 

Umyuaq Construction, LLC announces SBA approved 8(a) mentor-protégé and joint venture agreement

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 announces hiring of Cameron Poindexter as Chief Executive Officer None 

Choggiung Limited announces hiring of Cameron Poindexter as Chief Executive Officer

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.

Tribal Energy Events and Funding None