Sealaska Issues Shareholder Survey About Blood Quantum
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Sealaska is continuing its effort to understand our shareholders’ views and priorities about the current eligibility requirements to enroll as a shareholder.
Beginning today, Thursday, Nov. 4, Sealaska shareholders are invited to take a 15-minute survey online or over the phone about blood quantum and eligibility.
Shareholders will receive a unique PIN number via email and on a print postcard that will arrive sometime in the next several days. Once you have your PIN, you can login to www.sealaskasurvey.com and complete the questions. If you would prefer to take the survey over the phone, please call 1-800-409-1868 to schedule an appointment with a survey administrator. If you have any questions about this survey or experience any technical difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Sealaska requires applicants for Class D (Descendant) and Class L (Leftout) stock to provide documentation of at least one-quarter Alaska Native blood quantum.
There is an opportunity to strengthen Sealaska through inclusion of lineal descendants as shareholders if the one quarter blood quantum requirement is eliminated. But any decisions on eligibility must be guided by the opinions and priorities of existing shareholders, which is why Sealaska is seeking input from all of its shareholders on this important question.
In appreciation of your time, shareholders who complete the survey by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 will be eligible to win cash prizes. A total of 10 prizes in the amounts below will be drawn at random from the list of shareholders who complete the survey by the deadline. Winners will be notified personally, and a list of winners will also be published in our biweekly eNews.
- Two first-place winners – $1,000 each
- Four second-place winners – $500 each
- Four third-place winners at $250 each
Sealaska has hosted several virtual events in its #NativeEnough discussion series already. To view those events, please visit our YouTube playlist. The next event in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. Alaska time. Additional details on that event are coming soon via Sealaska’s social media channels and eNews.
We have also been sharing your perspectives on this issue our social media channels. Please follow us online to learn more and get engaged in the conversation.