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Revisiting ANCSA: Mike Gravel September 2016

Revisiting ANCSA: Mike Gravel

Alaska Native Corporations September 2016

Alaska Native Corporations

Alaska Native Corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) contribute a vast amount and diverse array of economic stability to the state’s $50 billion-plus GDP.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation October 2015

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

BBNC’s mission statement is “Enriching our Native way of life,” and Metrokin says it is accomplished through a number of ways. BBNC has followed a goal of paying 35 percent of its net income to shareholders in the form of dividends. Its first dividend paid to shareholders was $0.25 a share in 1978, and in the current fiscal year BBNC anticipates paying $32.40 a share, most recently averaging $17 million in shareholders dividends annually.

Irene Rowan October 2015

Irene Rowan

When Irene Sparks Rowan stepped off a plane in Bethel she carried a white umbrella and wore white boots, a white hat, and a pink raincoat. She was there to start her first job as a teacher at the high school. “I dressed as I had in college,” she says.

Aaron Schutt and Doyon, Limited September 2015

Aaron Schutt and Doyon, Limited

“We’re a very rural state. Other than the Anchorage area, the rest of the state is rural, and it has so many unique perspectives in all parts of Alaska. Large or small, the communities are all in special places and are special to the people that live there.

Jimmy Stotts September 2015

Jimmy Stotts

He is an Alaskan leader that few know. His name is James (Jimmy) Stotts. An Iñupiat from Barrow, he is the president of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska. For several decades he has worked out of the limelight advocating for his people, trying to focus state, national, and international attention on issues, such as food security, that are of concern to the Inuit.