Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) successfully held the 45th annual meeting in Nome on June 1, 2019. SNC Shareholders gathered in Nome to celebrate the Corporation’s successes, hear reports, share questions or comments, and vote on four Board of Directors.
The Inspector of Elections reported a quorum
with 50.6% of shares represented. After
the close of balloting, the Inspector of Elections reported the following four
Shareholders were elected to the board of directors with terms serving through the
48th annual meeting:
The annual meeting opened with breakfast and subsidiary information tables sharing updates from Sitnasuak’s family of businesses. The Ugiuvak Dancers and Drummers of Nome performed at 9 am. Mrs. Della Walluk was recognized as the 2018 Elder of the Year for SNC.
There was a special guest presentation on Inupiaq Language Revitalization given by Ms. Tattauq Josie Bourdon, Ms. Kiminaq Maddy Alvanna-Stimpfle and Ms. Ilivik Hattie Keller. The presentations were inspirational and encouraged our community to speak, learn and revitalize the Inupiaq language in Nome and the Bering Strait region.
28 employees from SNC and subsidiaries were recognized for 5-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 25-years of service. Mr. David Evans was also recognized for graduating from SNC’s Ubluġiaq Qazgi – Shareholder Executive Leadership Program during 2018.
Ms. Roberta “Bobbi” Quintavell provided a management report that highlighted SNC’s profitability, dividends, scholarships and charitable giving for the last five-years. Overall Sitnasuak is a successful village corporation providing important benefits to the Shareholders and the community.
About Sitnasuak Native Corporation
SNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska, with operations in Alaska (Nome, Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks), California, Virginia and Puerto Rico. SNC’s family of companies and brands include Fidelity Title Agency of Alaska, Mat-Su Title Agency, Bonanza Fuel, Bonanza Express, Nanuaq, Mocean, SNC Technical Services, SNC Manufacturing, Aurora Industries and Sitnasuak Applied Technologies. SNC is one of the Alaska Native village corporations created in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Today, SNC is the largest of 16 village corporations in the Bering Straits region, with over $133 million in annual revenues. SNC is owned by almost 2,900 Alaska Native Shareholders. For additional information on SNC as well as our business products and services, please visit our website at www.snc.org or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Sitnasuak/.