Sealaska shareholders meet Saturday in Juneau for their annual meeting.
The regional Native corporation has about 22,000 shareholders with roots in Southeast Alaska. Many live outside the region.
Board election results will be announced at the meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. in the capital city’s Centennial Hall. Shareholders will also be able to attend via a webcast.
Board candidates will have a chance to speak, though most shareholders have already voted. Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents. Sealaska’s financial performance is a major issue.
No resolutions are on this year’s ballot. Past years have seen votes on term limits, shareholders’ descendants’ stock and discretionary voting.
Incumbents on the board slate are Juneau’s Joe Nelson and Barbara Cadiente, Angoon’s Albert Kookesh, Haines’ Bill Thomas and Washington state’s Tate London.
The independent candidates are Juneau’s Karen Taug and Brad Fluetsch, New Mexico’s Ray Austin, California’s Catherine Edwards and Yakutat’s Ralph Wolfe.
No opposition slate formed this year. Four independents ran as a group in 2014.