The Alaska Native Heritage Center has hired Emily Keneggnarkayaaggaq” Edenshaw (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq) as Executive Director.
Ivory Adajar of Dillingham was recently named a finalist in a national competition by The International Astronomical Union (IAU) to name an intergalactic star and exo-planet.
Newly released data for the first half of 2019 show total wages up $355 million from the first half of 2018, with increases in all of Alaska’s major industries and sectors. The 4.0 percent wage growth exceeded inflation, which was 2.6 percent over the period.
Sitnasuak Native Corporation recently held its forty-sixth annual meeting. Shareholders gathered in Nome to celebrate the corporation’s successes, hear reports, share questions or comments, and vote on three board of directors.
The trustees of Ahtna Hwt-anene (People’s) Trust formally declared a record-high shareholder distribution for 2019 of $15.08 per share. The distribution amount per share has more than tripled in just two years and is the highest dividend/distribution per share in the history of Ahtna.
Alaskan Brewing Co.’s popular Smoked Porter added another medal to its long list of awards, taking silver at the European Beer Star Awards.
Trilogy Metals announced the second and final set of assay results from this summer’s exploration diamond drilling program at the Sunshine prospect, which is part of Trilogy’s Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) located in the Ambler mining district.
US Senator Lisa Murkowski chaired a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to examine federal revenue derived from energy development as well as programs that share those revenue with state, local, and tribal governments.
Labor leaders, members of the business community, independent thought leaders, and Alaska Native corporation leadership have joined forces to create OneAlaska, a ballot measure group opposing a proposed measure aimed at overhauling the state’s oil tax structure for the eighth time in fourteen years.
After thirty-five years of service and leadership at the University of Alaska, UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield plans to retire at the end of the academic year in June 2020.