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Calista Corporation announces largest total Akilista Distribution

by Calista Staff The Board of Directors of Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation and the Trustees of the Calista Settlement Trust recently approved the largest total Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) distribution to Shareholders since the fund’s inception. More than […]

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Calista Corporation Advocacy Committee issues endorsements in 2020 General Election

Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation’s non-partisan Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) today (Aug. 5th, 2020) announced its first endorsements ahead of the 2020 general election. The Alaska Native corporation is composed of over 32,000 Shareholders with […]

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Calista Corporation will consult with YK Tribes on CARES Tribal Funding

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation appreciates the U.S. District Court’s recent decision to uphold the Alaska Native Regional and Village Corporations’ eligibility for much-needed funding from Title V of the CARES Act. No funding […]

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Action on Emergency Fisheries and Wildlife Special Action Requests

In a June 22, 2020 teleconference, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) discussed and took action on three Emergency Special Action Requests. The Board rejected FSA20-04 and FSA20-05, and approved WSA19-14. The Board rejected FSA20-04, requesting […]

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ANSEP welcomes largest-ever group, with its first virtual Acceleration Academy

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program continues to help Alaska’s students get ahead during these uncertain times by holding its Acceleration Academy (Summer) component virtually for the first time. ANSEP selected 93 students from […]

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Firefighters mopping up 5-acre wildfire started by fire that burned down Aniak River Lodge

by Alaska Division of Forestry Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry’s McGrath station and BLM Alaska Fire Service responded to a structure fire that burned down a lodge and multiple cabins on the Aniak […]

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Calista Corporation announces 2020 Online Early Bird Proxy Prizes Winners

by Calista Corporation Staff E ight Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation Shareholders are winners in the first round of Early Bird proxy prizes for the 46th Annual Meeting of Shareholders. About 6,000 Shareholders who cast their proxy […]

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Smoke from wildfires in Southwest Alaska impacting Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities

by Alaska Division of Forestry Smoke from a cluster of four wildfires burning in southwest Alaska is impacting some Yukon-Kuskokwim communities in the area around Bethel and Dillingham. Residents in Togiak and Goodnews Bay reported […]

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Legislation introduced to fund critical sanitation projects in Native Communities

On Thursday, May 28th, 2020, Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) introduced H.R. 7056, legislation to allocate funding for the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve critical […]

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Lower Yukon Board of Education appoints new Chief School Administrator (Superintendent)

by LYSD Staff April 15, 2020: The Board of Education for the Lower Yukon School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Mr. Gene Stone, beginning July 1st, 2020. […]

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No new cases of COVID-19 reported for April 24 Sitka has first positive case – will be included in tomorrow’s count

April 25, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced no new cases COVID-19. There were also no new hospitalizations and no new deaths. This reflects data from 12:00 […]

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Testing kits for rapid detection of novel coronavirus dispatched to protect rural residents

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is distributing 40 rapid testing machines and 2,400 test kits for diagnosing novel coronavirus throughout communities in rural Alaska, including the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, in […]

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Calista Corporation cooperating with Department of Treasury to provide data

by Calista Corporation Staff April 17, 2020: The current novel coronavirus pandemic is deeply impacting individuals, communities, non-profits, Tribes and for-profits alike. One of the measures Congress made was passing the CARES Act in late […]