Sealaska's purpose is to strengthen people, culture and homelands. We have strengthened business with culture since 1972. We are a Native institution owned by more than 22,000 shareholders whose core Native values guide all that Sealaska does and represent the rich heritage of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. We are guided by values to build excellence in our Native enterprise and take action toward our purpose.
As one of the largest for-profit, private employer in Southeast Alaska, Sealaska is a vital contributor to the region's economy and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.
Sealaska recognizes the importance of supporting Alaska Native people and follows a shareholder employment policy. According to this policy, Sealaska will give preference to a shareholder over a non-shareholder candidate, but only in that instance where there are two equally qualified applicants. We support shareholder hiring in all of our offices but always look to hire the best candidates and encourage all to apply.
CULTURE AND HISTORY
The traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people are the forests and coastline of Southeast Alaska, extending from Yakutat on the north to the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia on the south. These traditional homelands represent approximately 22 million acres.
Through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) approximately 675,000 acres remain in Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian ownership.
When ANCSA was approved in 1971, Sealaska enrolled 15,782 shareholders. In 2007, Sealaska shareholders voted and approved to enroll descendants and those who were eligible to enroll in 1971 but were not able to. Today Sealaska represents approximately 22,000 shareholders.
Through businesses, investments and partnerships, Sealaska provides economic, cultural and social benefits to current and future generations of shareholders.