Archive for December, 2008

MHP works on Sealaska Shareholder Information Fair

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Morgan Howard Productions was pleased to play a small part in the success of the 2008 Sealaska Information Fair held in Juneau, Alaska on November 25th.  Please view photos here.

Sealaska Fair

Jason Fujioka works with a Sealaska Shareholder.  Fujioka is the Director of Diversity Sales and Marketing in the Office of Diversity Solutions.
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Susanna Fleek-Green to work for Senator Begich

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Susanna Fleek-GreenSusanne Fleek-Green will be Begich’s Alaska state director, based in Anchorage.  She’s an Alaska Native from Anchorage who returned home several years ago after working on her career out of state.

She worked for Begich in the city office of economic and community development before joining the campaign. Fleek-Green is a former climate change program officer for the Alaska Conservation Foundation and previously worked for Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the American Farmland Trust and the U.S. Department of Interior.

Fleek-Green has a Bachelor’s degree in political economies from University of California, Berkeley and master’s degree in public policy from University of California, Berkeley.

She is a volunteer for the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action and board member at the Alaska Conservation Alliance.


Anchorage will host the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference in 2009

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

While attending AFN this year, I heard some discussion about this decision.  AFN’s board of directors had been alternating between Anchorage and Fairbanks for the last four years.

This from the “News-Miner” –Sen. Albert Kookesh, who serves as co-chairman of the federation, noted the new Anchorage convention center heavily courted the federation, offering free space for the event. He also said the federation’s gatherings in Fairbanks struggled to attract people from more distant parts of the state — only a few people from the North Slope and the Aleutian Islands, for example, could attend.

“We were concerned about that,” Kookesh said by cell phone Monday.

Kookesh said the new Anchorage convention center is situated far better in the city — within a couple minutes’ walk from three or four hotels — than the Carlson Center, pointing to that fact as another major reason to hold next year’s gathering in Anchorage.

Obama position may be filled by an Alaska Native

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Heather Kendall-MillerJackie Johnson PataDuring the Presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to establish a White House staff position dedicated to Indian affairs.  So, there has been some speculation in Indian Country about who will fill that position.  Today, the Anchorage Daily news talks about a couple viable candidates. 

ON THE MOVE? . . . Did everyone but Ear know that local Native American rights lawyer Heather Kendall Miller was a Harvard Law School classmate of Barack Obama? They both graduated in 1991.

Ear ran across this factoid when trying to check out rumors that Heather is one of two Alaskans on the president-elect’s short list for appointment as special Native American affairs liaison, a job he promised during the campaign to create. The other rumored Alaska contender is Jackie Johnson from Juneau, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians in D.C.

 Jaqueline Johnson Pata is Tlingit from Southeast Alaska.  She’s a director on the Sealaska Board.  Heather Kendall-Miller is Athasbaskan and a shareholder of Bristol Bay Native Corp.

Sealaska Environmental Services wins big Contract

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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Sealaska Environmental Services (SES) along with two other contractors have each being awarded a firm fixed price, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity environmental multiple award contract for environmental remediation services on Navy and Marine Corps installations.  The maximum dollar value for all three contracts combined is $50,000,000.

SES is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sealaska Corporation founded in 2003.  SES is in the SBA 8(a) program  and headed by Sealaska shareholder Derik Frederikson.

For the full, unbelieveably dense Dept. of Defense press release, click here.