In This Issue
In Unity There Is Strength
Each year in September we take a look at the ever-growing activities of the Regional and Village Corporations established by the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. And fortunately for us, there is always exciting news to cover, from changes in leadership to acquisitions to new business lines to developing partnerships across almost every industry and throughout the world.
Fiscal year 2017 marked another year of growth for Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations, which brought in billions of dollars to the state and employ tens of thousands of Alaskans.
When constructing in the Arctic or near-Arctic regions of the world where permafrost dominates, the adage “If it’s frozen, keep it frozen; if it’s thawed keep it thawed” provides a strong foundation. Doing this, however, is one of the greatest challenges for engineers and construction companies that specialize in building in some of the coldest places on Earth.
The 13th Inuit Circumpolar Council General Assembly took place in Utqiaġvik in July. During that assembly, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation CEO Rex Rock Sr. voiced his support for oil and gas development in the Arctic.
Alaska Native corporations have earned positive reputations for their work with government contracting and in the oil and gas industry. However, a number of corporations have balanced and diversified their portfolios with tourism industry assets.
Goldbelt, Inc. is headquartered in Juneau, is an urban Alaska Native Corporation that was formed in 1974, named after a 33,000-acre mineralized zone in Southeast Alaska that stretches along the mainland from Frederick Sound to Berners Bay.
In the trucking industry technological innovations—also referred to as “digitized trucking”—include everything from systems designed to detect and wake tired drivers to semi-autonomous operations to kinetic energy recovery systems, predictive GPS, and electronic log devices.
As the opioid crisis deepens in Alaska and the nation, a growing amount of misinformation about the laws, regulations, and recommendations impacting primary physicians and pain management specialists abounds.
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